Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Created in memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference, the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper recognizes the most exceptional completed research paper presented at the iConference each year.
Papers are judged by the papers chairs, in consultation with the conference and program chairs. The winning author or authors receive a cash prize totaling $5,000.
Microsoft Research previously provided a grant to fund the Lee Dirks Award from 2013 through 2018, and the iSchools organization is grateful for this support. In 2019, Emerald Publishing assumed the sponsorship role, and the award is now the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper, Sponsored by Emerald Publishing. We thank Emerald for continuing the legacy of this award.
2018 Winning Paper
Title: Understanding Interactions Between Municipal Police Departments and the Public on Twitter
2018 Runners Up, in alphabetical order
Title: Giveme5W: Main Event Retrieval from News Articles by Extraction of the Five Journalistic W Questions
Title: How to Assess Cloud Service Contracts? A Checklist for Trustworthy Records in the Cloud
Title: Privacy Attitudes and Data Valuation Among Fitness Tracker Users
Title: Reckoning With: Information Use and Engaging With Strategic Decisions in High Tech Work
2017 Winning Paper
2017 Runners Up, in alphabetical order
Title: Location Matters: Geospatial Policy Analytics over Time For Household Hazardous Waste Collection in California
Title: Re-intermediation in the Fashion Industry: A Qualitative Study on Brokers in the Dongdae-mun Fashion District
Title: Writing to Persuade: Analysis and Detection of Persuasive Discourse
2016 Winning Paper
2016 Runners Up, in alphabetical order
Title: iSchools, Legitimacy, and the Contribution of Archival Studies to the iSchool Movement
Title: Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework
Title: Synopsizing “Literature Review” for Scientific Publications
2015 Winning Paper
2015 Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Motherhood and Social Networking Sites: How do sociocultural contexts and technological factors affect Korean mothers’ KakaoStory use?
Title: Online Media Forums as Separate Social Lives: A Qualitative Study of Disclosure Within and Beyond Reddit
Title: Use and Adoption Challenges of Wearable Activity Trackers
2014 Winning Paper: Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach?
Authors: Leanne Bowler, University of Pittsburgh; Eleanor Mattern, University of Pittsburgh; Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
2013 Winning Paper: Cooperative Visualization: A Design Case?
Author: Nathan Prestopnik, Syracuse University
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