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Faculty, Doctoral Students Presenting at iConference

By: J.D. Ross
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  iConference 2014
  Berlin's Humboldt University is the location of the 2014 iConference.

Faculty members and doctoral students from the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will be presenting and discussing their research this week at the annual iConference, held this year in Berlin, Germany.

The gathering brings together researchers from more than 50 information and library science schools across the globe for a week of sharing and learning through paper sessions, poster presentations, talks, tours, and special events.

Faculty members in attendance or with research being presented include Kevin Crowston, Nancy McCracken, Carsten Østerlund, Steve Sawyer, and Jun Wang.

Doctoral Student Katie DeVries Hassman is co-leading a pre-conference workshop event that explores the role of making in academic research. This all-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 4.

Crowston will serve on a panel discussion during the “Meet the Editors” workshop, held by Emerald Publishing. The topic is “Connecting with a global audience,” and will take place over lunch on Wednesday, March 5.

Østerlund and Sawyer will run a session with three other researchers titled, “What to Do with all those Traces People Leave behind: Computing, Culture, and (Bits of) Context?” This session aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to elevate the discourse regarding different approaches they have used in studying trace data, and to become aware of different types of methodological approaches to trace data that are pursued in other research communities. This session will be held on Thursday, March 6.

Doctoral student Bryan Dosono will present his paper, “Digital Inclusion for Migrant Millennials: Improving the ICT Landscape of Yakima Valley Schools,” on Thursday, March 6.

Crowston and Wang are presenting their paper, “Exploring Data Quality in Games with a Purpose” along with iSchool Ph.D. graduate Nathan Prestopnik. Prestopnik is now a faculty member at Ithaca College. This paper will be presented on Friday, March 7.

Poster Sessions

All Syracuse participation in the poster session category will occur during the conference’s second poster session slot, on Thursday, March 6.

McCracken, Crowston, and doctoral student Jasy Liew Suet Yan will present their research poster, “Semi-Automatic Content Analysis of Qualitative Data.”

Østerlund, Sawyer, and will be joined by student researchers Michelle Brown, Dorotea Szkolar, Sarika Sharma, Jaime Snyder and Matt Willis for their poster entitled, “The Document Perspective as Insight to Digital Infrastructures of Distributed Collaborative Social Scientists.”

Doctoral student Corey Jackson will present his poster, “Event Based Analysis of a Citizen Science Community: Are New Non-Sustained Users Included?”

More Information

For full details of all iConference programming, please see the iConference schedule.

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