iSchool well represented at ASIS&T 2020

iSchool faculty and students will participate in the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), which will be held virtually from October 22-November 1. The theme of this year's conference is "Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society's Grand Challenges." The meeting is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

All times listed below are Eastern time.

Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23

At Metrics 2020: ASIS&T Virtual Workshop on Informetrics and Scientometrics Research (SIG-MET):

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider and MS/LIS student Randi Proescholdt will present their poster, "Retracted Papers with Inconsistent Document Type Labeling in PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science," at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.

Associate Professor Jana Diesner, PhD student Kanyao Han, and doctoral candidate Rezvaneh (Shadi) Rezapour will present "Domain-Knowledge-Based Classification of Biodiversity Conservation Actions Based on Project Reports," coauthored with UIUC Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences colleagues Daniel Miller, Katia Nakamura, and Dikshya Devkota, at 8:00 a.m. Friday.

Saturday, October 24

PhD student Lo Lee will present her poster, "Revisit the Home for Creativity: Three Opportunities in Information Behavior Research," at the SIG-USE Research Symposium.

Sunday, October 25

PhD students Ly Dinh and Nikolaus Parulian will present their paper, "COVID-19 Epidemic and Information Diffusion Analysis on Twitter," at 11:30 a.m.

Professor Bertram Ludäscher and PhD student Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng will present their paper, "Reconciling Taxonomies of Electoral Constituencies and Recognized Tribes of Indigenous Taiwan," at 11:15 a.m.

Assistant Professor Peter Darch and PhD student Chenyue Jiao will present their paper, "The Role of the Data Paper in Scholarly Communication," at 4:50 p.m.

Monday, October 26

Associate Professor Kyungwon Koh will serve on the panel, Conceptualising and Studying Information Creation: From Production and Processes to Makers and Making, at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider, PhD student Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao, and MS in Bioinformatics student Yuanxi Fu will present their paper, "Visualizing Evidence-Based Disagreement Over Time: The Landscape of a Public Health Controversy 2002-2014," at 11:00 a.m.

Associate Professor Kathryn La Barre will serve on the panel, ASIST Heritage and Information History (SIG-HFIS), at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27

Professor Michael Twidale will serve on the panel, My Favorite Unreliable Source? Information Sharing and Acquisition Through Informal Networks, at 9:00 a.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie and PhD student Ming Jiang will present their coauthored paper, "Targeting Precision: A Hybrid Scientific Relation Extraction Pipeline for Improved Scholarly Knowledge Organization,” at 9:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor Karen Wickett and Informatics PhD student Donald Keefer will present their paper, "Adapting Research Process Models for the Design of Knowledge Engineering Applications," at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 28

 Assistant Professor Madelyn Sanfilippo will serve on the panel, The Use of ICT During COVID-19, at 9:00 a.m.

Affiliate Professor Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe will serve on the panel, From Cooperation to Collaboration: Developing and Implementing a Research-Based Framework for Information Organizations, at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 29

Associate Professor Kathryn La Barre will chair the session, Information & Gender, at 9:00 a.m.

Associate Professor Masooda Bashir will present her coauthored paper, "Privacy Considerations When Predicting Mental Health Using Social Media," at 9:15 a.m.

Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will moderate the closing plenary, Information for a Sustainable World: A Call to Action, at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30

Associate Professor Jana Diesner will present at the workshop, Best Practices for Grant Proposal Development: NSF, NIH, IMLS, IARPA, Amazon, and Google, etc., at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday October 31

PhD students Michael Gryk and Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng, and Rhiannon Bettivia (PhD '16) will present the tutorial, Navigating Through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards, at 1:00 p.m.

Virtual posters include:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Jacob Jett; Glen Worthey, associate director for research support services, HathiTrust Research Center; Visiting Research Programmer Deren Kudeki; Affiliate Professor Timothy Cole; and Professor J. Stephen Downie, "Applying BIBFRAME in Large-Scale Digital Libraries: The HathiTrust Research Center's Experience"
  • Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek and PhD student Lo Lee, "Good, Bad, and Practical: Exploring Human Memory in Everyday Information Behavior" (SIG USE Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award)
  • Associate Professor Vetle Torvik and PhD student Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao, "Technology Footprints in Scientific Discovery: Citation Contexts of Paper-to-Patent Citations"
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Jacob Jett and Professor J. Stephen Downie, "The Collaborative Structure of Synthetic Biology Ethics"
  • Professor Bertram Ludäscher and PhD student Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng, "Through the Magnifying Glass: Exploring Aggregations of COVID-19 Datasets by County, State, Region, and Taxonomies"
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