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Keynote Speakers Announced for iConference 2022

12 Jan 2022 21:14 | iSchools News

The organizers of iConference 2022 have announced the slate of keynote speakers for their upcoming information conference, which takes place Feb. 28 – Mar. 4.

As befits an international gathering of information scholars and researchers, these highly regarded speakers hail from iSchools around the globe. The speakers include:

Shigeo Sugimoto, professor emeritus at iSchool-member University of Tsukuba’s Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, where he served for more than 35 years. Sugimoto earned his PhD at Kyoto University. His research interests span technological and theoretical aspects of metadata in cultural and historical domains, including intangible cultural heritage, media arts, sports and natural disasters.

Professor Helen Margetts of the University of Oxford’s Mansfield College and iSchools-member Oxford Internet Institute. A political scientist specializing in the relationship between digital technology and government, politics and public policy, she is an advocate for the potential of multi-disciplinarity and computational social science for our understanding of political behavior and development of public policy in a digital world.

Batya Friedman, professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. She is a pioneer in value sensitive design (VSD), an approach to account for human values in the design of information systems. First developed in human-computer interaction, VSD has since been used in information management, human-robotic interaction, computer security, civil engineering, applied philosophy, and land use and transportation.

Full biographical information on the iConference 2022 speakers can be found on the conference’s Keynote Speakers webpage. Presentation times will be posted the week of Jan. 17.

iConference 2022 is presented by the iSchools organization and jointly hosted by the iSchools at Kyushu University, University College Dublin, and University of Texas at Austin.

Registration for the virtual event is now open, with discounted early rates available through Jan. 23. Register now to secure the lower early rate.

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