2019 Quick Links
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Date: March 31-April 3, 2019
Hosts: The University of Maryland, College Park: College of Information Studies
Conference Theme: Inform | Include | Inspire
Local Host Website: Click here for UMD’s conference site
Call for Participation: Click here for pdf of the 2019 CFP
Submission Template: Springer LNCS template
Program Schedule: Click here for pdf of the online 2019 program schedule.
Printed Program: Click here to view the printed program that was distributed at the conference
ConfTool Submission and Registration Site: Click here to visit the iConference 2019 ConfTool submission instance while it is still active.
Official Papers Proceedings: Click here for “Information in Contemporary Society” on Springer LNCS.
Posters and Blue Sky Proceedings: Click here to review the 2019 posters abstracts and Blue Sky papers in the IDEALS open repository.
Doctoral Colloquium Brochure: Click here to view the 2019 DC brochure, including biographica information on participants
By the Numbers, 2019
Total registered participants: 593
Full Research Papers: 44 (acceptance rate 33%)
Short Research Papers: 33
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement: 14
iSchools Partnerships and Practices presentations: 9
Special Panels and iSchool-Related Presentations: 3
Doctoral Colloquium Participants accepted*: 28
Early Career Colloquium Participants accepted*: 21
Undergraduate Symposium Participants accepted*: 42
*not all accepted particiapnts chose to participate
Rates (listed in USD):
|Early (11/15 – 1/21)||Regular (1/22 – 02/25)||Late (from 02/26)|
|One Day Only||$295||$325||$350||Undgraduate Symposium||$50||$50||$75|
2018 Supporting Materials
- Full and Short Research Papers, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
- Poster Abstracts and Blue Sky papers, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
- Workshop #1: Conceptualizing the Future of Information Privacy Research
- Workshop #2: Workshopping a Data Equity Manifesto
- Workshop #3: Charting the Future of Forced Migration Research in Information Science
- Workshop #4: Human agency towards digital inclusion: Implementing an international study of tech help networks
- Workshop #5: Cancelled
- Workshop #6: Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology
- Workshop #7: InVivo Inspiration: Investigating Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)
- Workshop #8: Online nonsense: tools and teaching to combat fake news on the Web
- Workshop #9: Beyond Representations: Developing Inclusive Workplaces for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities
- Workshop #10: Utilizing An Empathy Lens To Understand Information Technology Usage And Adoption
- Workshop #11: Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines: Key Dilemmas for the Information Community
- Workshop #12: Detecting and Taming Social Bots with Mixed Methods
- Workshop #13: Troubleshooting Data Storytelling
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Proposals
- SIE #1: Education for the Information Professions
- SIE #2: How do we promote public engagement with science?
- SIE #3: Playing around: Informing, including, and inspiring youth-centered information researchers
- SIE #4: Undergraduate Data Science Education in iSchools: Current Practices and Future Directions
- SIE #5: Family Matters: Studying Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family
- SIE #6: Making Core Memory
- SIE #7: Domain-centric and cross-disciplinary educational opportunities in iSchools
- SIE #8: Going Forward: Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice
- SIE #9: The Pervasive Data Ethics Festivus!
- SIE #10: Information Technologies and Knowledge Representation for the Benefit of Diverse & Marginalized Communities of Users
- SIE #11: iStories: Reimagining the narratives of information research
- SIE #12: Engaging Speculative Practices to Probe Values & Ethics in Sociotechnical Systems
- SIE #13: Finding a Third Path: Complexity and Ambiguity in Professional Ethics
- SIE #14: Mental Health and the iSchools: Audiences and Strategies for Support
iSchools Partnerships and Practices Proposals
- Evaluating Community-Based Experiential Learning
- Pratt iSchool Fellows Program: Collaborating across NYC
- Innovation recognition as a knowledge management practice in an iSchool: an ongoing experience from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
- Data-Driven Innovation: Managing a Project Including Multiple Business Partners
- Relevance in Learning: connecting research and practice through participatory course design
- Learning research data management in an active learning classroom
- Teaching Functional Coding Skills: Designing assignments that challenge, inspire, and support
- Community and Industrial Partnerships for Improved Faculty Research and Student Experience in Biomedical Informatics
- INSiDR – a multi-disciplinary industrial graduate school in digital retailing
Keynotes Chair: Dan Russell, Google, Inc.
Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iSchools Inc.
Conference Management: Mary Kendig, University of Maryland
Program Committee (Meta Reviewers)
Aaron Trammell, University of California, Irvine, USA
Alex Poole, Drexel University, USA
Amelia Acker, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Andrea Thomer, University of Michigan, USA
Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield, UK
António Lucas Soares, University of Porto, Portugal
Atsuyuki Morishima, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Christoph Becker, University of Toronto, Canada
Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons University, USA
Craig McDonald, Pratt Institute, USA
Dan Scholler, University of California, Berkeley, USADharma Dailey, University of Washington, USA
Erja Yan, Drexel University, USA
Frank Hopfgartner, University of Sheffield, UK
Hanna Maurin Söderholm, University of Boras, Sweden
Hideo Yoho, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute, USA
Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri, USA
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jack Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Joe Tennis, University of Washington, USA
Jorge Martins, University of Sheffield, UK
Kaitlin Costello, Rutgers University, USA
Karen Wickett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Katrina Fenlon, University of Maryland, USA
Koraljka Golub, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Matt Ratto, University of Toronto, Canada
Min Song, Yonsei University, South Korea
Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mohammed Jarrahi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Olivier St-Cyr, University of Toronto, Canada
Patrick Shih, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Peter Darch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Peter Organiscziak, Denver University, USA
Rachel Clarke, Syracuse University, USA
Rachel Mcgee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University, USA
Roberto González-Ibáñez, University of Santiago, Chile
Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh, USATamara Peyton, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, USA
Vivek Singh, Rutgers University, USA
Wu Dan, Wuhan University, China
Yong Ming Kow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yubo Kou, Florida State University, USA
Yun Huang, Syracuse University, USA
Zhan Zhang, Pace University, USA
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.
Maia Jacobs, Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing
Personalized Mobile Tools to Support the Cancer Trajectory
2019 Runner Up
Jennifer King, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information
Privacy, Disclosure, and Social Exchange Theory
Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper
Sponsored in 2019 by Emerald Publishing, the Lee Dirks Award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding full research paper. The award includes a prize of $5,000 U.S. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks of Microsoft Research, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference. Click here for past winners.
2019 Winning Paper
Title: Understanding the Role of Privacy and Trust in Intelligent Personal Assistant Adoption
Authors: Yuting Liao, University of Maryland, College Park; Jessica Vitak, University of Maryland, College Park; Priya Kumar, University of Maryland, College Park; Michael Zimmer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Katherine Kritikos, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Runners Up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Algorithmic Management and Algorithmic Competencies: Understanding and Appropriating Algorithms in Gig work
Authors: Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Will Sutherland, University of Washington
Title: Documenting the Undocumented: Privacy and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Work with Irregular Migrants
Authors: Sara Vannini, University of Washington; Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington; Bryce Clayton Newell, University of Kentucky
Title: The Innovation Ecology: Collaborative Information, Community Support, and Policy in A Creative Technology Community
Authors: Guo Freeman, Clemson University; Jeffrey Bardzell, Indiana University; Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University; Nathan J McNeese, Clemson University
Title: Understanding Change in a Dynamic Complex Digital Object: Reading Categories of Change out of Patch Notes Documents
Author: Ayse Gursoy, University of Texas at Austin; Karen M. Wickett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Melanie Feinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Best Short Research Paper
Title: Characterizing Same Work Relationships in Large-Scale Digital Libraries
Authors: Peter Organisciak, University of Denver; Summer Shetenhelm, University of Denver; Danielle Francisco Albuquerque Vasques, University of Denver; Krystyna Matusiak, University of Denver
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Illegal Aliens or Undocumented Immigrants? Towards the Automated Identification of Bias by Word Choice and Labeling
Authors: Felix Hamborg, University of Konstanz; Anastasia Zhukova, University of Konstanz; Bela Gipp, University of Wuppertal
Title: Looking for Group: Live Streaming Programming for Small Audiences
Authors: Travis Faas, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; Lynn Dombrowski, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; Erin Brady, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; Andrew Miller, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Title: Proposing “Mobile, Finance, and Information” Toolkit for Financial Inclusion of the Poor in Developing Countries
Authors: Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Bhakti Gala, Central University of Gujarat
Title: Public-Private Partnerships in Data Services: Learning From Genealogy
Authors: Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin; Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Laurie Buchholz, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Christine Cullen, University College Dublin
Finalists were selected based on their abstract submissions, and the winner determined based on their resulting presentation at the conference.
Title: Algorithmic Accountability in Surveillance Regulation
Authors: Meg Young, Michael Katell, Peter M. Krafft, University of Washington
Runners up, in alphabetical order:
Title: Decision-making processes for e-book products: mixture of institutional and rational actions
Author: Mei Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: The Economic Value of Personal Information Under the Situation of Information Leakage
Authors: Shengli Deng, Haiping Zhao, Wuhan University; Yong Liu, Aalto University School of Business Finland
Title: Leaving No One Behind: Preparing China’s Public Librarians for Providing Multicultural Services to Ethnic Minorities
Authors: Lihong Zhou, Cheng Cui, Wuhan University; Tim Zijlstra, University of Derby
Title: Towards a Domain Ontology for Data Assemblages
Author: Ceilyn Boyd, Simmons University
Blue Sky Papers Awards
Awards for this special track were funded by a grant from the Computer Research Association, with $1,000 going to the first place paper, $750 to second and $500 to third.
Title: Disrupting the Coming Robot Stampedes: Designing Resilient Information Ecologies
Authors: Philip Gregory Feldman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and ASRC Federal; Aaron Dant, ASRC Federal; Wayne Lutters, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title: Troubled Worlds: Bringing Bodies and the Environment into Computing Research, Practice, and Pedagogy
Authors: Megan Finn, University of Washington; Daniela Rosner, University of Washington
Title: Human Security Informatics: A Human-centered Approach to Tackling Information and Recordkeeping Issues Integral to Societal Grand Challenges
Authors: Anne J. Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles; Kathy Carbone, University of California, Los Angeles
2019 Keynote Speakers
Monday, April 1, 2019, 8:30 am
Kentaro Toyama is W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. He is the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. From 2005-2009, Toyama was co-founder and assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India. There, he started the Technology for Emerging Markets research group, which conducts interdisciplinary research to understand how the world’s poorest communities interact with electronic technology and to invent new ways for technology to support their socio-economic development. Prior to his time in India, Toyama did research in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and human-computer interaction at Microsoft and taught mathematics at Ashesi University in Ghana. Toyama graduated from Yale with a Ph.D. in computer science and from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in physics.
Technology’s Law of Amplification, and What It Means for iSchools
The same social media that connects us with friends and colleagues accelerates fake news. The same Internet that enables international banking allows remote theft and ransomware. The same digital technology that empowers economic growth exacerbates inequality. In 2015, I published a book, Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology(PublicAffairs), that proposed that a simple “Law of Amplification” explained and even predicted these kinds of information technology impacts — positive, negative, and in between. My hope was to influence two key groups familiar to the information community: technologists interested in social change, and social activists excited about applying technology.
Four years out, I am not sure what the net impact of the book has been, but I have received a lot of excellent feedback. In this talk, I will overview the amplification thesis, discuss the feedback I have heard (and not heard), and highlight a paradoxical consequence of technological amplification — that in an age of advanced technology, people and institutions matter even more than before. This last point hints at an essential, discipline-unifying role for Schools of Information that I would like to propose for the iConference community.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8:30 am
Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than 25 years. Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive which may be the largest digital library. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet which helps catalog the Web in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999.
Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982.
Today, a growing majority of people get their information online—often filtered through for-profit platforms. For many, if a book isn’t online, it’s as if it doesn’t exist. Yet much of modern knowledge still lives only on the printed page, stored in libraries. Libraries haven’t met this digital demand, stymied by costs, ebook restrictions, policy risks, and missing infrastructure.
But now, through innovations in technology and new legal frameworks, we have the power to transform our library system and bring it into the digital age. The Internet Archive’s Open Libraries project is working with library partners across the country to bring 4 million books online, starting with a wishlist of the most widely held and used books in libraries and classrooms. Our project includes expanded circulation of these digital books, enabling libraries who own the physical works to lend digital copies to their patrons.
Through Open Libraries, thousands of libraries can unlock their analog collections for a new generation of learners, ensuring free, long-term, public access to knowledge.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 8:30 am
Carla Diane Hayden is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post, and she is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years.
Hayden began her library career at the Chicago Public Library. From 1973 to 1979, she worked as an Associate/Children’s Librarian and from 1979 to 1982, she was Young Adult Services Coordinator. From 1982 to 1987, Hayden worked as a Library Services Coordinator at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
Following this, she was the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland from 1993 until 2016. She advanced the Baltimore library system into the digital age, greatly expanding the library’s digital resources, increasing the number of computers available to the public, and opening an after-school center for teens. During her tenure with the Baltimore library, she oversaw the opening of the system’s first new branch in more than three decades.
During this time, she became the president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 2003 to 2004, choosing as the theme of her presidency “Equity of Access.” In this role, Hayden was vocal in her public opposition to the Patriot Act, leading a battle for the protections of library users’ privacy.
On February 24, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Hayden to serve as the next Librarian of Congress.
On July 13, 2016, she was confirmed as Librarian of Congress by a 74-18 vote in the United States Senate. Hayden was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on September 14, 2016. Even though more than eighty percent of American librarians are women, for over two hundred years, the position of Librarian of Congress was filled exclusively by white men, making her appointment notably historic.
Libraries in the Digital Age: Now What? The Library of Congress is leading the way in having collections and resources digitized and accessible online. As we navigate through new technologies and applications, how do libraries adopt to the changing digital landscape and keeping users engaged?
The iSchools organization and host school University of Maryland, College Park are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support of iConference 2019.