Location: Westin Wuhan Wuchang Hotel, Wuhan, China
Total registered participants: 482
Completed Research Papers: 30 (acceptance rate 34%)
Rates (listed in GBP):
Workshop Proposals and Results
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Proposals
Special Panel Proposals
iSchool Best Practices Proposals
iSchools and Industry Partnership Presentations and Proposals
Local Arrangements Chairs: Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University: School of Information Management; Fei Wang, Wuhan University: School of Information Management: Jie Xu, Wuhan University: School of Information Management
Papers Chairs: Jian Qin, Syracuse University: School of Information Studies; Mika Grundstrom University of Tampere: School of Information Sciences; Jevin West, University of Washington: Information School
Poster Chairs: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Boras: The Swedish School of Library and Information Science; Min Song Yonsei University: Library and Information Science; Esfandiar Haghverdi, Indiana University: School of Informatics and Computing;
Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University: School of Information Studies; Bella Jing Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou: School of Information Management; Pia Borlund, University of Copenhagen: Royal School of Library and Information Science; Jiangping Chen, University of North Texas: College of Information;
Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Marcia Zeng, Kent State University; Kathy Burnett, Florida State University: College of Communication and Information; Antonio Soares, University of Porto: Faculty of Engineering in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts
Workshops Chairs: Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University: Department of Information Science; Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh: School of Information Sciences; Fred Ye, Nanjing University: School of Information Management
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Chairs: Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina: School of Information and Library Science; Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield: Information School; Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington: Information School
Doctoral Dissertation Award Chairs: Michael Seadle, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan: School of Information; Masooda Bashir, University of Illinois: Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chinese Papers Track Chairs: Ruhua Huang, Wuhan University: School of Information Management; Wei Lu, Wuhan University: School of Information Management; Dan Wu, Wuhan University: School of Information Management
iSchool Best Practices Chairs: Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina: School of Information and Library Science; Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba: Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies ; Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Boras: The Swedish School of Library and Information Science
iSchools and Industry Partnership Chairs: Sean McGann, University of Washington: Information School; Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University: Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences; Joon Lee, Seoul National University, Korea: School of Convergence Science and Technology;
Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iSchools
Conference Administrative Assistant: Molly Sanders, iSchools
Proceedings Editor: Wjatscheslaw Sterzer
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
The following awards were presentation at iConference 2017.
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 an international jury made up of iSchool leadership and faculty. The winner received $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S. Both honorees were recognized during the banquet on Thursday, March 23.
2017 Runner Up
Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Sponsored by Microsoft, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding completed research paper, as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award includes a prize of $5,000 U.S. The award was announced during the opening plenary session on Wednesday, 22 March. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference. Click here for past winners.
2017 Winning Paper
Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper
This award went to most intriguing paper in the preliminary results category as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award was presented during the morning plenary session on Thursday, 23 March.
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Best Chinese Paper
iConference 2017 offered a special track for Chinese Papers. All papers were written and presented in English. The winners were determined by a special committee under direction of the Chinese Papers Co-Chairs.
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
The 2017 best poster was selected by the Posters Chairs and a committee of their own choosing. The award was presented at our second poster session on Friday, March 24.
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Dean and Professor Emeritus, University of Washington Information School
iSchools – Our Time is Now! Dean Emeritus Mike Eisenberg is one of the founders of the iSchool movement, and the first to coin the term “iSchool” itself. He also was the first to brand his school as “the Information School” and successfully transformed the University of Washington’s iSchool into a powerhouse. As a true evangelist for iSchools and the information field, he has inspired numerous iSchools worldwide with his passion, vision, and innovative ideas. In this keynote, Mike takes us across thousands of years—from prehistory to the future: (1) to make the case for the importance of our field in every area of human endeavor and (2) to challenge us to think and act big, bold, and deep in our programs, research, and services to humanity in each of our countries and across the globe.
After stepping down as Dean, Mike picked up his research agendas in information problem-solving, digital youth and education, and virtual enviroments securing grants from numerous agencies including the MacArthur Foundation, the US Institute for Museum and Library Services and National Science Foundation. Returning to the classroom, he focused on exciting undergraduates about the information field through the course, “Intellectual Foundations of Informatics” engaging hundreds of students each term through innovative multi-modal teaching methods and challenging content. The iSchool recognized Mike’s excellence in teaching with the 2010 “Pedagogical Recognition for Our Faculty” teaching award and by nominating him in 2012 for the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Prior to the University of Washington, Mike worked as professor of information studies at Syracuse University (1992 Professor of the Year) where he created the Information Institute of Syracuse (including the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, AskERIC, and the Gateway to Education Materials. Mike was recognized at Syracuse Mike is co-author and creator of the “Big6 approach to information problem-solving” – the most widely used information literacy program in the world. Mike is a prolific author (nine books, dozens of articles and papers, hundreds of keynote speeches and presentations) and has worked with thousands of students—pre-K through higher education—as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve individual and organizational information and technology access and use. Mike has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany (SUNY) and was designated “Distinguided Alumni” from their Rockefeller College in 1990.
Mike was one of the 5 founders (along with Toni Carbo, David Fenske, John King, and Ray Vondran) of the iSchool movement and organization, recognized as such in 2006 with the iSchools Recognition & Leadership award. Mike is a passionate advocate for iSchools and the information field, having consulted or presented on creating or expanding iSchools at over 2 dozen universities and numerous conferences and organizations.
Jason E. Rollins, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Innovation for Clarivate Analytics
Web of Science Big Data—Powering Next Generation Discovery & Science of Science