Awards

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The following awards are scheduled for presentation at iConference 2014.

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 a jury of Ph.D. program directors and faculty. The winner receives $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S. Both honorees will be recognized during the opening plenary session on Wednesday, 5 March. Learn more.

2014 Winner
Jennifer Lynn Douglas, University of Toronto Faculty of Information
Archiving Authors: Rethinking the Analysis and Representation of Personal Archives

2014 Runner Up
Parmit K. Chilana, University of Washington Information School
Supporting Users After Software Deployment through through Selection-Based Crowdsourced Contextual Help

Lee Dirks Best Paper Award

Sponsored by Microsoft Research, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding paper, as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award comes with prize of $5,000 U.S. The winners were announced during the opening plenary session on Wednesday, 5 March. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference. Learn more.

2014 Winning Paper: Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach
Authors: Leanne Bowler, University of Pittsburgh; Elanor Mattern, University of Pittsburgh; Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine

The winning paper will be presented Thursday, March 6, at 2:00 pm (Session 12, room 1.401). View session.

Best Note Award

Sponsored by Emerald Publishing, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding note, as judged by the Notes and Program Chairs. The award will be presented during the morning plenary session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Best Note: Rumors, False Flags, and Digital Vigilantes: Misinformation on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

Authors: Kate Starbird, Jim Maddock, Orand Mania, Peg Achterman, Robert M. Mason

Best Poster Awards

Two Best Poster awards will be presented this year, in recognition of the most outstanding posters of the conference. The Best Poster Award is determined by the Poster Chairs; the Best Poster Presentation Award is determined by a vote of the participants. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing, both awards were presented at the conclusion of the second poster session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Best Poster: Twitter and the Virtual Branch: The Public Library in Social Space
Authors: Lorri Mon and Jisue Lee

2014 Best Poster Presentation: Organizing Anarchy: The Forgotten Zine Archive
Authors: Leigh Ann Dakota Hamel, Tom Maher, Mick O’Dwyer, and Eric Cook

Best Social Media Expo Project

This award is presented to the authors of the conference’s most outstanding Social Media Expo presentation, as judged by the Expo Organizing Committee. The award will be given at the conclusion of the Social Media Expo session on Thursday, 6 March. Learn more.
2014 Social Media Best Project: Community Systems, Sensor Monitoring, and the Internet of Things: A Case Study About Feed Denton Community Compost
Team: Laura A. Pasquini; Andrew J. Miller; Fiachra E. L. Moynihan; Patrick McLeod, University of North Texas

Exceptional Reviewer Awards

Much of the success of the iConference lies in the selfless work of volunteers who review the hundreds of submission we receive each year. This year’s organizers have chosen to honor this commitment with a special award recognizing outstanding reviewer dedication. The recipients will be recognized during the morning plenary session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Winners

  • JoAnn M. Brooks, Syracuse University, for her reviews of Notes
  • Terry Costantino, University of Toronto, for her reviews of Papers and Posters
  • Beth St. Jean, University of Maryland, College Park for her reviews of Posters
  • Christopher Lee, University of North Carolina, for his reviews of Papers and Notes
  • Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia, for his reviews of Papers and Notes
  • Stephen Voida, Indiana University, for his reviews of Posters

2014 Sponsors

Microsoft Research

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Emerald

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Springer

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De Gruyter

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Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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Citavi

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Purdue University Press

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MIT Press

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Hosts

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Royal School of Library and Information Science

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