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iConference 2020

Sustainable Digital Communities

University of Borås, Oslo Metropolitan University

Mar. 23 - 26, 2020

iConference 2020

Total registered virtual participants: 390

Full Research Papers: 27 (acceptance rate 30%)
Short Research Papers: 48
Posters: 76
Workshops: 11 (8 cancelled due to format change)
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement: 12 (1 cancelled due to format change)
Doctoral Colloquium Participants accepted*: 35
Early Career Colloquium Participants accepted*: 11
Undergraduate Symposium Participants accepted*: 12
*not all accepted participants chose to take part

Image by Christian Holzinger

Conference Chairs: Tor Arne Dahl, Oslo Metropolitan University; Helena Francke, University of Borås

Program Chairs: Jan Nolin, University of Borås; Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad, Oslo Metropolitan University

Proceedings Chairs: Anneli Sundqvist, Oslo Metropolitan University; Gerd Berget, Oslo Metropolitan University

Full Research Papers Chairs: Toine Bogers, Aalborg University; Jannica Heinström, Oslo Metropolitan University

Short Research Papers Chairs: Geoff Walton, Manchester Metropolitan University; Frances Johnson, Manchester Metropolitan University

Posters Chairs: Masanori Koizumi, University of Tsukuba; Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario

Visions Chairs: Olof Sundin, Lund University; Kim Tallerås, Oslo Metropolitan University

Workshops Chairs: Melanie Feinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Henrik Jochumsen, University of Copenhagen

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Chairs: Martha Garcia Murillo, Syracuse University; Radhika Garg, Syracuse University; António Lucas Soares, University of Porto

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Simon Burnett, Robert Gordon University; Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Doctoral Dissertation Award Chairs: Koraljka Golub, Linnaeus University; Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University; Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, Chalmers University of Technology; Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri

Student Symposium Chairs: Terje Colbjørnsen, Oslo Metropolitan University; Carina Hallqvist, University of Borås

Volunteer Chairs: Camilla Holm and Jennifer Lea Thøgersen, Oslo Metropolitan University; Kalle Carlsson and Hana Marcetic, University of Borås

Local Organizing Committee Chair: Alen Doracic, University of Borås

Sponsorship Chair: Nasrine Olson, University of Borås

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, The iSchools

Program Committee

The Organizing Committee was responsible for the program.

Image by Jason Leung
Sponsors & Partners

Borås Stad, Monash University, Springer, National Science Foundation


Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation of the preceding year. Each member iSchool was invited to submit one dissertation for blind review by an international jury made up of iSchool leadership and faculty. The winner received $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S.

2020 Winner
Sarah Joann Lubelski, University of Toronto Faculty of Information
A Gentlewoman’s Profession: The Emergence of Feminized Publishing at Richard Bentley and Son, 1858-1898

2020 Runner Up
Brian Dobreski, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Values in Knowledge Organization Standards: A Value Analysis of Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Sponsored in 2020 by Springer Nature, the Lee Dirks Award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding full research paper. The 2020 award included a prize of $1,000 U.S. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks of Microsoft Research, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.

2020 Winning Paper
Title: Identifying Historical Travelogues in Large Text Corpora Using Machine Learning
Authors: Jan Rörden, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria); Doris Gruber, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria); Martin Krickl, Austrian National Library (Austria); Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)

2020 Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
Title: AI Models and Their Worlds: Investigating Data-Driven, AI/ML Ecosystems Through a Work Practices Lens
Author: Christine T. Wolf, IBM Research (USA)
Title: Educating for democracy? The role of media and information literacy education for pupils in Swedish compulsory school
Authors: Hanna Carlsson, Linneaus University (Sweden); Olof Sundin, Lund University (Sweden)
Title:“In the beginning, it was little whispers…now, we’re almost a roar”: Conceptualizing a model for community and self in LGBTQ+ health information practices
Authors: Vanessa L. Kitzie, University of South Carolina (USA); Travis L. Wagner, University of South Carolina (USA); A. Nick Vera, University of South Carolina (USA)
Title: Trolling Trump
Author: Pnina Fichman, Indiana University - Bloomington (USA)

Best Short Research Paper
Title: Challenges in Organizing and Accessing Video Game Artifacts
Authors: Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington (USA); Marc Schmalz, University of Washington (USA); Stephen Keating, University of Washington (USA); Jeewon Ha, University of Washington (USA)

Title: How does media reflect the OA and Non-OA scientific literature? A case study of Environment Sustainability
Authors: Tahereh Dehdarirad, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); Jonathan Freer, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); Alexander Mladenovic, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Title: Indigenous Cultural Sustainability in a Digital World: Two Case Studies from Aotearoa New Zealand
Authors: Anne Goulding, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Jennifer Campbell-Meier, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); Allan Sylvester, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Title: On the Breakdown of the Controlled Environment Paradigm in Norwegian Archival Repositories
Author: Herbjørn Andresen, Oslo Metropolitan University
Title: The What of Data: Sharing Appropriate Scientific Research
Author: Bernadette Marie Boscoe, University of Washington (USA)

Best Poster:
Title: Who Gave You the Right?: Exploring Power and Politics in Journalism and Academic Work Chronicling Hurricane Maria
Authors: Amy Chew, University of Michigan, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Gabriela C. Delgado-Fernandini, University of Puerto Rico, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Jamario Devon Cantrell, Vanderbilt University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Daniel Carter, Texas State University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

Title: Dealing with privacy - Personal Privacy from a research data management perspective
Authors: Live Håndlykken Kvale, Oslo Metropolitan University; Peter Thomas Darch, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: Digital Literacy Initiatives in Canada: Exploring Successes from Multiple Perspectives
Authors: Heidi Julien, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Brian Detlor, McMaster University
Title: “I Like the Way the Skin Looks”: Player Perspectives on Aesthetic Appeal and Self-Representation With Video Game “Skins”
Authors: Alia Fatima Reza, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Adanna Floris Nedd, The Pennsylvania State University, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Sabrina Chu, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Amy Castillo, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Zuaira Khan, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3); Daniel Lowell Gardner, University of California, Irvine, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)
Title: Telling Multifaceted Stories with Humanities Data: Visualizing Book of Hours Manuscripts
Authors: Rongqian Ma, University of Pittsburgh; Kai Li, Drexel University

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