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iConference 2022

Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future

University of Texas at Austin, University College Dublin, Kyushu University

Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022

iConference 2022

Total virtual participants: 350

Full Research Papers: 32 (acceptance rate 39%)
Short Research Papers: 29

Posters: 35
Interactive Events (includes workshops and SIEs): 10
Doctoral Colloquium Participants accepted: 18

Early Career Colloquium Participants accepted: 25
Student Symposium Participants accepted: 30

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Conference Chairs: Eric Meyer, University of Texas at Austin; Kenneth R. Fleischmann, University of Texas at Austin; Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin; Amber Cushing, University College Dublin; Yoichi Tomiura, Kyushu University; Emi Ishita, Kyushu University

Full Research Papers Chairs: Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Lihong "Nick" Zhou, Wuhan University

Short Research Papers Chairs: Mike Twidale, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, University of Copenhagen; Makoto Kato, University of Tsukuba

Posters Chairs: Preben Hansen, Stockholm University; Pengyi Zhang, Peking University

Interactive Events Chairs: Virginia Ortíz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Gillian Oliver, Monash University

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Mohammad Jarrahi, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Ben Cowan, University College Dublin; Atsuyuki Morishima, University of Tsukuba

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Doug Oard, University of Maryland; António Lucas Soares, University of Porto; Natalie Pang, National University of Singapore

Student Symposium Chairs: Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons University; Koraljika Golub, Linnaeus University; Di Wang, Wuhan University

iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award Chair: Gillian Oliver, Monash University

Proceedings Chair: Malte Smits, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Social Activities Chair: Ulrike Liebner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Shaobo Liang, Wuhan University; Rachel Fallon

Volunteers: Nishad Thalhath, University of Tsukuba; Martina Boyle, University College Dublin; Tokinori Suzuki, Kyushu University

Program Committee

The Organizing Committee was responsible for the program.

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Sponsors & Partners

Springer, Elsevier, SCOOCS, Conftool, alise, asis&t


iSchools 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 iSchools leadership and faculty. The winner received $2,500 U.S., the two runners up received $1,000 U.S. each.

Mayara Costa Figueiredo, University of California, Irvine, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Data Work and Data Tracking Technologies in Fertility Care: A Holistic Approach

Mateusz Dubiel, University of Strathclyde, Computer and Information Sciences
Exploring the Impact of Conversational Strategies on User Search Experience in Goal-Oriented Tasks in a Voice-Only Domain
Priya Kumar, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
From Oversharing to Sharenting: How Experts Govern Parents and Their Social Media Use

Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Sponsored in 2022 by Springer Nature and the iSchools, the Lee Dirks Award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding full research paper. The 2022 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.

Title: A Brief Typology of Time: Temporal Structuring and Dissonance in Service Provision for People Experiencing Homelessness (#214)
Authors: Stephen C. Slota, University of Texas at Austin; Kenneth R. Fleischmann, University of Texas at Austin; Sherri R. Greenberg, University of Texas at Austin

2022 RUNNERS UP (alphabetical by title):
Title: Access to Information Two Years After an ICT4D Project in Bangladesh: New Digital Skills and Traditional Practices (#145)
Authors: Viviane Frings-Hessami, Monash University; Anindita Sarker, Monash University
Title: Facial Recognition Interaction in a University Setting: Impression, Reaction, and Decision-making (#157)
Authors: Hengyi Fu, University of Alabama; Yao Lyu, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Identifying Machine-Paraphrased Plagiarism (#116)
Authors: Jan Philip Wahle, University of Wuppertal; Terry Ruas, University of Wuppertal; Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno; Norman Meuschke, University of Wuppertal; Bela Gipp, University of Wuppertal
Title: Internet access and bridging the digital divide: the crucial role of universal service obligations in telecom policy (#184)
Author: David McMenemy, University of Strathclyde

Best Short Research Paper
Title: Testing the Keystone Framework by Analyzing Positive Citations to Wakefield’s 1998 Paper (#189)
Authors: Amulya Addepalli, William Fremd High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Karen Ann Subin, Naperville North High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Jodi Schneider, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Note: While this award has no cash prize, the iSchools awarded emerging authors Addepalli and Subin a pair of complimentary registrations to next year’s iConference, in recognition of their achievement and as encouragement to pursue their studies in the information field.

2022 RUNNERS UP, alphabetical by title
Title: Elapsed collective memory: Looking for the forgotten classic works in Library and Information Science (#224)
Authors: Yujia Zhai, Tianjin Normal University; Alec McGail, Cornell University; Ying Ding, University of Texas at Austin
Title: A Higher Purpose: Towards a Social Justice Informatics Research Framework (#250)
Authors: Zhasmina Tacheva, Syracuse University; Sepideh Namvarrad, Syracuse University; Najla Almissalati, Syracuse University
Title: Predicting the usage of scientific datasets based on article, author, institution, and journal bibliometrics (#156)
Authors: Daniel Acuna, Syracuse University; Zijun Yi, Syracuse University; Lizhen Liang, Syracuse University; Han Zhuang, Syracuse University
Title: Toward a Practice-Based Approach to Privacy Literacy (#167)
Author: Priya C. Kumar, Pennsylvania State University

Best Poster:
ID #381: The Craft of Database Curation: Taking Cues from Quiltmaking
Authors: Alexandria Jane Rayburn, University of Michigan; Andrea K. Thomer, University of Michigan

ID #344: Co-Designing Data Labs at the Public Library: Data Literacy with, for, and by Teens
Authors: Leanne Bowler, Pratt Institute; Mark Rosin, Pratt Institute; Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute; Laura Vroom, Pratt Institute
ID #431: How Do Students from Different Disciplines Perceive the Concept of “Data”?: A Visual Elicitation Method
Authors: Tien-I Tsai, National Taiwan University; Yun-Chi Chang, National Taiwan University; Chieh-Ru Lin, National Taiwan University
ID# 307: Public Libraries’ service model for Community Open Data Engagement
Authors: Ayoung Yoon, Indiana University Indianapolis; Andrea Copeland, Indiana University Indianapolis
ID #383: Risk in the CoreTrustSeal Data Repository Certification Process:
Author: Rebecca D. Frank, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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