Location: Fort Worth, Texas (Worthington Renaissance)
Official Proceedings (PDF Web-Ready Format): https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/42563/iConference_Proceedings.pdf?sequence=2
Papers presented: 36
Notes presented: 36
Posters presented: 93
Workshops presented: 12
Alternative Events: 16
Social Media Expo presentations: 12
Doctoral Colloquium Participants: 23
Rates (listed in GBP):
Honorary Conference Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Dean and Trustee Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and iCaucus Chair; Herman Totten, Professor, VP University and Community Affairs, University of North Texas
Conference Chair: William Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, College of Information, University of North Texas
Posters Chair: Catherine Blake, Associate Professor and Associate Director, CIRSS, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.
Workshops Co-Chairs: John Carlo Bertot, Professor and Co-Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland; Paul T. Jaeger, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
Alternative Events Co-Chairs: Marcia A. Mardis, Assistant Professor, College of Communication and Information, The Florida State University; Maria Souden, Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin.
Research Paper Development Roundtable Chair: Martin B.H. Weiss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid Ekbia, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University; Karen Fisher, Professor, Information School, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science.
Early Career Colloquium Co-Chairs: Steven B. Sawyer, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; Kristin Eschenfelder, Professor and Director at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Social Media Expo Organizing Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Eytan Adar, Asst Professor, School of Information & Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan; Jamie Callan, Professor, School of Computer Science and School of Information Systems and Management, Carnegie Mellon University; Anthony J. Rotolo, Asst. Professor of Practice, Syracuse University iSchool, Faculty Lead, Social Media Program
Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, Associate Professor and Acting Dean, College of Information, University of North Texas; Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor, College of Information, University of North Texas.
Conference System Coordinator: Yunfei Du, Associate Professor, College of Information, University of North Texas.
Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iCaucus
Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Laura Venhaus, College of Information, University of North Texas.
Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Kevin Crowston, Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Yunfei Du, University of North Texas
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Karen Fisher, University of Washington
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Martin Halbert, University of North Texas
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
William Moen, University of North Texas
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Barbara Schultz-Jones, University of North Texas
Mega M. Subramaniam, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Herman Totten, University of North Texas
Martin H.B. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Oksana Zavalina, University of North Texas
The following awards were presented at iConference 2013.
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 two winners received $2,500 USD, the runner up $1,000 USD. The honorees were recognized during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Tammy Toscos, Indiana University
2013 Runner Up
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 USD. The award was announced during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.
2013 Winning Paper: Cooperative Visualization: A Design Case
Honorable Mention Papers
A Study on Q & A Services Between Community-based Question Answering and Collaborative Digital Reference in Two Languages
Searching for Theory in Metadata
Buying Numbers: An Empirical Analysis of the IPv4 Number Market
Retrocomputing as Preservation and Remix
Best Note of Conference
Exploring Hybrid-economic Communities and the Technology-mediated Identities Performed There
Honorable Mention Notes
Educational Dialogue and Technological Utterances
E-books in Academia: Expectations and Challenges
Chatting with Friends Online While Watching a Video: What and How Much Information Are Retained?
Best Poster of Conference
Honorable Mention Posters
Fearless Cards: computer training for extremely marginalized populations
Identifying Claims In Social Science Literature
The Neighborhood Book Exchange: Community Catalyst or Media Hype?
Cultural Context of Social Media Use: How Do Iranians Adapt and Use Facebook?
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.
V. Lane Rawlins (President, University of North Texas)
Title: “A University Is Not A ‘Place’ ”
Abstract: Major Universities increasingly have programs and influence far beyond the borders of the physical campus and deliver educational and support services to many who are not actually enrolled in courses. Public universities in particular, are engaged in activities that are integral to the welfare of the states and regions. These range from athletics to economic development.
This presentation looks at the past and present practices of universities in “engagement”. Examples will be explored and a call for a more deliberate and extensive model will be issued.
V. Lane Rawlins is the University of North Texas’ 15th president. He joined UNT in 2010. Now in his third public university presidency, President Rawlins is guiding UNT as it seeks to grow as a major public research university offering the best undergraduate educational experience in Texas. Throughout his career, President Rawlins has focused on maintaining strong connections between high-quality research and undergraduate education.
UNT is the nation’s 25th largest university. Located in one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing metropolitan areas, UNT is home to about 36,000 students and 214 degree programs and is the largest, most comprehensive university in the North Texas region. Founded in 1890, the university is a driving force in higher education in Texas. The university awards more than 8,500 degrees a year.
Prior to joining UNT, President Rawlins led Washington State University from 2000 to 2007 when it was designated a top-tier research university and substantially grew its research funding. His leadership also resulted in increased enrollment of academically talented students and a stronger statewide presence. Following his retirement from WSU, he served from 2007 to 2009 as the interim director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center for Conflict Resolution, a regional program of WSU and the University of Washington. Before joining WSU, he served as president of the University of Memphis from 1991 to 2000. He also served as the University of Alabama System’s vice chancellor for academic affairs and WSU’s vice provost and department chair in economics.
President Rawlins earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University.
Ruth West (Associate Professor, University of North Texas)
Sponsored by CA Technologies
Ruth West has a joint appointment in the Department of Library and Information Sciences, College of Information, in the Department of Studio Art’s New Media Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design, in the Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and in the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) Research Cluster. Prior affiliations include: UCLA CENS (NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing), NCMIR (National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research), UCLA Design | Media Arts, and Cedars-Sinai Health System. Ruth West is an interdisciplinary media artist-researcher working with emerging technologies. She envisions a future in which art-science integration allows us to open new portals of imagination, knowledge and communication across cultures and create solutions for our most pressing global problems.
West describes her presentation as follows: “Whether generated by terrestrial observatories, automated genomic sequencing, social media, high-resolution sub-cellular imaging, surveillance video, financial transactions, or the emerging ‘quantified self’ movement ‘big data,’ is here to stay. The richness of these massive repositories is such that we can generate an enormous amount of interpretations to address human concerns spanning the personal to the global over an equally wide range of disciplines. Yet the abstraction of nature and culture into vast and abstract data present challenges for the articulation and representation of linkages between the invisible and the visible ¬ the immaterial scale of digital artifacts and the physical scales and dynamic states they represent. We face a crisis of representation. In this talk I¹ll discuss some work interrogating these challenges within cross-disciplinary collaborations to create new kinds of engagement, insight, and cultural forms through hybrid research that blurs boundaries between disciplines in purposeful and productive ways.”
Nancy Cantor (Chancellor, Syracuse University)
Title: “Scholarship in Action and the Connected Community”
Prior to her appointment at Syracuse, Cantor served in numerous leadership positions in higher education, including provost at the University of Michigan and chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A prolific author, Cantor holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and is recognized for her contributions to the understanding of how individuals perceive and think about their social worlds, pursue personal goals, and how they regulate their behavior to adapt to life’s most challenging social environments.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. She has received the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League, the Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women, the Frank W. Hale, Jr., Diversity Leadership Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award.
Cantor has led and served on numbers boards: the American Association for Higher Education the American Council on Education, the American Institutes for Research, Say Yes to Education, and the Future of Minority Studies. She is an Honorary Trustee of the American Psychological Foundation and was national co-chair of Imagining America’s Tenure Team Initiative.
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