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Award Finalists Announced for iConference Papers and Posters


“The iConference 2015 organizers are pleased to announce the finalists for the conference’s best papers and poster competitions. The winners will be honored at iConference 2015, which takes place March 24-27, 2015, in Newport Beach, California.

Best Completed Research Paper
The winner in the Completed Research Paper category will receive the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award and a cash prize of US$5,000 provided by Microsoft Research. The award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.
The finalists:

Title: Designing a Mobile Crowdsourcing System for Campus Safety
Authors: Elliot Tan, Princeton University; Huichuan Xia, Cheng Ji, Ritu Virendra Joshi and Yun Huang, Syracuse University

Title: Motherhood and Social Networking Sites: How do sociocultural contexts and technological factors affect Korean mothers’ KakaoStory use?
Authors: Jinyoung Kim, Myeong Lee, and Chiyoung Oh, University of Maryland

Title: Online Media Forums as Separate Social Lives: A Qualitative Study of Disclosure Within and Beyond Reddit
Authors: Martin Shelton, Katherine Lo, and Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine

Title: “She said yes!” – Liminality and Engagement Announcements on Twitter
Authors: Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Tech; Michael Massimi, Microsoft Research

Title: Use and Adoption Challenges of Wearable Activity Trackers
Authors: Patrick C. Shih, Kyungsik Han, Erika Shehan Poole, Mary Beth Rosson, and John M. Carroll, The Pennsylvania State University

Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper
This award goes to the author(s) of the most intriguing paper in the preliminary results category.
The finalists:

Title: Informal Networks, Phones and Facebook: Information Seeking and Technology Use by Undocumented Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Authors: Bryce C Newell and Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington

Title: The New-to-Online Instructor: Conceptions, Desires and Expectations
Author: Jenna Kammer, University of Missouri

Title: Self-Obviating Systems and their Application to Sustainability
Authors: Bill Tomlinson and Juliet Norton, University of California, Irvine; Eric P. S. Baumer, Cornell University; Marcel Pufal, University of California, Irvine; Barath Raghavan, ICSI / De Novo

Title: Understanding Black Males’ IT Career Choices
Authors: Lynette Kvasny, The Pennsylvania State University; KD Joshi, Washington State University; Eileen Trauth, The Pennsylvania State University

Title: Visual First Amendment: Using empirical legal methods and visualization techniques to enhance understanding of Supreme Court rulings
Authors: Debbie Lee Rabina and Chris Sula, Pratt Institute

Best Poster Award
The poster category award is judged based on the submitted abstract and the resulting presentation at the iConference poster sessions.
The finalists:
Title: Mapping Data Journeys: Design for an interactive web site
Authors: Paula Goodale and Jo Bates, University of Sheffield; Yuwei Lin, University of Creative Arts

Title: Metaphors of Privilege: Public Library Makerspace Rhetoric
Author: Shannon A Crawford Barniskis, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Title: Understanding Health Information Intent via Crowdsourcing: Challenges and Opportunities
Authors: Di Lu, Yihan Lu, Wie Jeng, Rosta Farzan, and Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh

Title: Understanding the Relationship between Scholars’ Breadth of Research and Scientific Impact
Authors: Shiyan Yan and Carl Lagoze, University of Michigan

Title: Using Ethnography of Email to Understand Distributed Scientific Collaborations
Authors: Sarika K Sharma, Matt Willis, Jaime Snyder, Carsten Osterlund, and Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University”