Location: The University of Sheffield Campus
Total registered participants: 468
Completed Research Papers: 42 (acceptance rate 30%)
Rates (listed in GBP):
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Proposals
iSchool Best Practices Proposals
iSchools and Industry Partnership Presentations and Proposals
Technical Chair: Andy Stones, University of Sheffield
Sponsorship Chair: Stephen Pinfield, University of Sheffield
Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iSchools
The following awards were presentation at iConference 2018.
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.
2018 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. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference. Click here for past winners.
2018 Winning Paper
Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
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
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.
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Domestic Migrant Workers in Israel: The strength of weak ties
Title: Metadata Versus Full-Text: Tracking Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Users’ Behavior
Title: Uncovering Hidden Insights for Information Management: Examination and Modeling of Change in Digital Collection Metadata
The 2018 best poster was selected by the Posters Chairs and a committee of their own choosing. Finalists are selected based on their abstract submissions, and the winner is judged by their resulting presentation at the conference.
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Title: ICT, Aspirations, and Career Decisions: Does Access to Information Change How Nigerian Students Make Career Decisions?
Title: Perceptions and Experiences of Qualitative Open Data (PEQOD): Exploratory Pilot
Title: Respectful Reuse of Digital Records of Practice
Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Monday, March 26, 9:00
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research at OCLC Research, is the President of the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). Lynn held the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield scholar and a Visiting Scholar at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark. She has received research funding from the IMLS in the US and Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. She is the co-author of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th ed., has authored numerous other publications, and frequently is an international and national speaker on how individuals get their information and engage with technology and the assessment and development of user-centered library services.
Dr. Susan DumaisTuesday, March 27, 9:00
Susan Dumais a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, Deputy Managing Director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, and an adjunct professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was at Bell Labs, where she worked on Latent Semantic Analysis (an early word embedding technique to support concept-based retrieval), techniques for combining search and navigation, and organizational impacts of new technology. Her current research focuses on user modeling and personalization, context and search, and temporal dynamics of information. She has worked closely with several Microsoft groups (Bing, Windows Desktop Search, SharePoint, and Office Online Help) on search-related innovations. Susan has published widely in the fields of information science, human-computer interaction and cognitive science, and holds several patents on novel retrieval algorithms and interfaces. She is Past-Chair of ACM SIGIR, and serves on several editorial boards, technical program committees, and government panels. She was elected to the CHI Academy in 2005, an ACM Fellow in 2006, received the SIGIR Gerard Salton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2011, received the ACM Athena Lecturer and Tony Kent Strix Awards in 2014, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2015, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Science in 2016.
Professor Luciano FloridiTuesday, March 27, 13:30
Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI). Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Fourth Revolution – How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), The Ethics of Information (2013), The Philosophy of Information (2011). He is a member of the EU’s Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, of the Royal Society and British Academy Working Group on Data Governance, of Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. He is Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework and of the ATI’s Working Group on Data Ethics.
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