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iConference 2016

Partnership with Society

Drexel University: College of Computing & Informatics

Mar. 20-23, 2016

iConference 2016

Total participants: 467

Completed Research Papers: 42
Preliminary Results Research Papers: 18
Posters: 95
Workshops: 8
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement: 16
Doctoral Colloquium Participants: 21

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Conference Chairs: David Fenske, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Jane Greenberg, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Program Chairs: Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University; Spiros Mancoridis, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Papers Chairs: Yong Ming Kow, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; Bonnie Nardi, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine; Chirag Shah, Department of Library and Information Science (LIS), School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University

Poster Chairs: Elke Greifeneder, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; Kalpana Shankar, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Greg Leazer, Department of Information Studies, UCLA; Iris Xie, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Library and Information Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Eric Meyers, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

Workshops Chairs: Denise Agosto, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Sam Oh, Library & Information Science and Data Science Department, Sungkyunkwan University; Nicole A. Cooke, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, Information School, University of Washington; Steve Sawyer, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Doctoral Dissertation Award Chairs: Michael Seadle, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; Shigeo Sugimoto, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba

Proceedings Chairs: Xia Lin, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Michael Khoo, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Student Volunteers Chairs: Nazanin Andalibi, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Oliver Haimson, University of California, Irvine. SV Faculty Mentor: Andrea Forte, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iSchools Director of Communications

Conference Management: Caroline Fritz, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Molly Sanders, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Sponsorship Coordinator: Caroline Fritz, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Conference Communications Directors: Kerry Boland, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University; Eva Mendez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Program Committee

Naresh Agarwal, Simmons
Moranan Alac, University of California, San Diego
Daniel Alemneh, University of North Texas
Eric Baumer, Cornell University
Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University
Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University
Hong Cui, University of Arizona
Xianghua Ding, Fudan University
Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland
Ingrid Erikson, Rutgers University
Andrea Forte, Drexel University
Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez, University of Santiago
Helen Hasan, University of Wollongong
Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University
James Howison, University of Texas at Austin
Yun Huang, Syracuse University
Mohammad Jarrahi, University of North Carolina
Victor Kaptelinin, Umea University
Bart Knijnenburg, Clemson University
Wayne Lutters, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Liz Lyon, University of Pittsburgh
Karine Nahon, University of Washington and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Gabriela Marcu, Drexel University
Alex Mitchell, National University of Singapore
Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kyong Eunoh Oh, Simmons
Sanghee Oh, Florida State University
Xinru Page, Bentley University
Matt Ratto, University of Toronto
Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University
Jennifer Rode, ACM
Bryan Semaan, Syracuse University
Patrick Shih, Indiana University
Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas
Norman Makoto Su, Indiana University
Emiliano Treré, Autonomous University of Querétaro
Deborah Turner, Drexel University
Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University
Hao-chuan Wang, National Tsing Hua University
Yang Wang, Syracuse University
Rosina Weber, Drexel University
Tan Xu, AT&T
Jude Yew, National University of Singapore
Xiaojun Yuan, University at Albany, State University of New York
Yan Zhang, University of Texas at Austin

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Sponsors & Partners

National Science Foundation, Microsoft Inc., Penn Mutual, Emerald, University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Thomson Reuters


Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation of the preceding year. Each member iSchool was invited to submit one dissertation for review by a jury of Ph.D. program directors and faculty. The winner received $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S. Both honorees were recognized during the banquet on Monday, March 21.

2016 Winner
Ashwin J. Mathew, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Where in the World is the Internet? Locating Political Power in Internet Infrastructure

2016 Runner Up
Briony Birdi, Information School, University of Sheffield
We are here because you were there: an investigation of the reading of, and engagement with, minority ethnic fiction in UK public libraries.

Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Sponsored by Microsoft Research, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding completed research paper, as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award includes a prize of $5,000 U.S. The 2016 award was announced during the opening plenary session on Monday, 21 March. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference. Click here for past winners.

2016 Winning Paper:
Title: The Work of Reuse: Birth Certificate Data and Healthcare Accountability Measurements
Authors: Kathleen H. Pine, Chris Wolf, Melissa Mazmanian, University of California, Irvine

Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Synopsizing “Literature Review” for Scientific Publications
Authors: Lin Zhang, Dalian Maritime University; Xiaozhong Liu, Indiana University Bloomington
Title: (In)visible Cities: An Exploration of Social Identity, Anonymity and Location-Based Filtering on Yik Yak
Authors: Matthew Heston, Jeremy Birnholtz, Northwestern University
Title: iSchools, Legitimacy, and the Contribution of Archival Studies to the iSchool Movement
Author: Gregory Leazer, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework
Authors: Sikana Tanupabrungsun, Jeff Hemsley, Bryan Semaan, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University

Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper
This award went to most intriguing paper in the preliminary results category as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award was presented during the morning plenary session on Tuesday, 22 March.

2016 Winner:
Title: Networked pedagogy: Exploring asymmetries in the structuring of distributed learning networks
Authors: Rob Grace, Frederico Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University.

Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Developing an Undergraduate Information Studies Curriculum in Support of Social Justice
Authors: Marika Cifor, Robert D. Montoya, Mario H. Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Open Post Publication Peer Review: An Innovation in Scientific Communication
Authors: Peiling Wang, Manasa Rath, Michael Deike, University of Tennessee; Wu Qiang, University of Science and Technology
Title: Beyond the Organisational Boundaries: Identifying External Barriers to Patient-centred Healthcare Knowledge Sharing
Authors: Lihong Zhou, Wanxin Deng, Fang Liu, Yi Tang, Ruhua Huang, Wuhan University; Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield;
Title: UMLS-Based Analysis of Medical Terminology Coverage for Tags in Diabetes-Related Blogs
Authors: Zhe He, Min Sook Park, Zhiwei Chen, Florida State University

Best Poster Awards
The poster category award was judged based on the submitted abstract and also the resulting presentation at the iConference.

2016 Winners (tie)

Title: Arena: Designing an Adventure Video Game for Second Language Engagement and Acquisition
Authors: Nicole Lane, Ethan Fletcher, Yanming Wang, Nathan Prestopnik, Ithaca College


Title: Analyzing the influence of Language Proficiency on Interactive Book Search Behavior
Authors: Toine Bogers, Aalborg University Copenhagen; Maria Gäde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Mark Hall, Edge Hill University; Mette Skov, Aalborg University

Runners Up, in aplphabetical order

Title: BABY ElEPHãT – Building an Analytical BibliographY for a Prosopography in Early English Imprint Data
Authors: Nushrat Jahan Khan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Kevin R. Page, University of Oxford
Title: The Evolution of Latino Threat Narrative from 1997 to 2014
Authors: Kai Wei, Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Familism: The Transitional Journey of a Latina LIS Doctoral Student
Author: Frank Aviles, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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