iSchool to make strong showing at iConference 2018

The following iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in iConference 2018, which will be held March 25-28 in Sheffield, UK. The annual event brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals to share insights on critical information issues. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Digital Worlds."

Sunday, March 25

Professor J. Stephen Downie will serve as a faculty mentor for the 2018 Doctoral Colloquium, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. At the colloquium, doctoral candidate Jooho Lee will present her dissertation, “Collaboration and Science: A Study of Scientific Claims Made in Three Decades of Biomedical Research."

Monday, March 26

Professor J. Stephen Downie and Xiao Hu (PhD '10), with Ira Keung Kit Tam and Meijung Liu (University of Hong Kong), will present their paper, "Music Artist Similarity: An Exploratory Study on a Large-Scale Dataset of Online Streaming Services," 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider and doctoral student Linh Hoang will present their paper, "Opportunities for Computer Support for Systematic Reviewing – A Gap Analysis," 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Professor Michael Twidale and Associate Professor Kate McDowell will lead the workshop, Data StorySLAM, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will lead the workshop, Collective Development of Open Educational Resources in Scholarly Communication, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie and master's student Anna Oates, with Edith Halvarsson and Michael Popham (University of Oxford), will present their poster, "Navigating the PDF/A Standard: A Case Study of Theses in Oxford's Institutional Repository," 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie and doctoral student Yi-Yun Cheng, with David Weigl and Kevin Page (University of Oxford), will present their poster, "Towards Incorporating the Notion of Feature Shape in Music and Text Retrieval," 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie, Professor Ted Underwood, and Visiting Research Services Specialist Ryan Dubnicek will present their poster, "Creating a Disability Corpus for Literary Analysis: Pilot Classification Experiments," 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27

Affiliated faculty member Yoo-Seong Song, associate professor at the University of Illinois Library, will present "The Business Intelligence Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: A Case Study," 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor Peter Darch will present his paper, "Limits to the Pursuit of Reproducibility: Emergent Data-Scarce Domains of Science," 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Professor Bertram Ludäscher and doctoral student Michael Gryk will present their paper, "Semantic Mediation to Improve Reproducibility for Biomolecular NMR Analysis," 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Rhiannon Bettivia, with Elizabeth Stainforth (University of Leeds), will present their poster, "Performative Metadata: Reliability Frameworks and Accounting Frameworks in Content Aggregation Data Models," 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Associate Professor Bonnie Mak, with Heather Marie MacNeil and Fiorella Foscarini (University of Toronto), Jennifer Douglas (University of British Columbia), and Gillian Oliver (Monash University), will present "Standardizing Knowledge," 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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