Contributions by SC&I faculty and students at the recent ASIS&T conference in New Orleans involved many papers, panel presentations, posters, and videos that were both co-authored and single-authored.
A paper co-authored by LIS faculty member Jacek Gwizdka, PhD students Michael Cole and Chang Liu, and LIS faculty member Nick Belkin was published in the proceedings and presented by Michael Cole.
Cole, M., Gwizdka, J., Liu, C., Belkin, NJ. (2011). Dynamic Assessment of Information Acquisition Effort During Interactive Search. In Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science
& Technology. (ASIS&T 2011). New Orleans, LA. October 9-12, 2011.
A paper co-authored by PhD student Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez, LIS faculty member Chirag Shah, and MLIS student Natalia Crdova-Rubio was presented: "Smile! Studying Expressivity of Happiness as a Synergic Factor in Collaborative Information Seeking."
A paper co-authored by MLIS students Lupita O'Brien and Jacqueline Woolcott, PhD student Pamela Read, and LIS faculty member Chirag Shah was presented: "Understanding Privacy Behaviors of Millennials within Social
Paper by Jingjing Liu (PhD alumna), Chang Liu (PhD student), Xiaojun Yuan (PhD alumna), and Nicholas Belkin (LIS faculty), "Understanding searchers' perception of task difficulty: relationships with task type."
LIS faculty members Marie Radford and Chirag Shah presented on "Stepping Stones to Synergy: Social Q&A and Virtual Reference" along with Lorri Mon of Florida State University and Rich Gazan from the University of Hawaii.
LIS faculty member Jacek Gwizdka presented an invited panel contribution, "Searching and Browsing via Tag Clouds" at the panel "Social Tagging and Folksonomies: Indexing, Retrieving, and Beyond?" Link to the presentation: http://bit.ly/ASIST2011-panel-ppt
LIS faculty member Nick Belkin presented on "The Cognitive Viewpoint" in the panel "Metatheoretical Snowmen II."
LIS Department Chair Claire McInerney conducted a workshop called "What do we mean? The Management of Information Organizations vs. the Organizational Management of Information."
LIS faculty member Chirag Shah, along with Preben Hansen of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Rob Capra of UNC-Chapel Hill organized "Collaborative Information Seeking: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice."
Posters and demos
Jacek Gwizdka presented a video and a poster: Gwizdka, J. (2011). Visualizing Search Sequences. Video poster and short paper in Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST'2011). New Orleans, LA. October 9-12, 2011. links: http://bit.ly/ASIST2011video-new and http://bit.ly/ASIST2011poster
Poster awarded best poster by ASIST SIG USE was co-authored by a group and presented by PhD candidate Chang Liu: Chang Liu (PhD student), Jingjing Liu (PhD alumna), Nick Belkin, Michael Cole (PhD student), Jacek Gwizdka. Using Dwell Time as an Implicit Measure of Usefulness in Different Task Types. In Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2011). New Orleans, LA. October 9-12, 2011.
Poster by MLIS student Vanessa Kitzie and LIS faculty member Chirag Shah was presented: "Faster, Better or Both? Looking at Both Sides of Online Question-Answering Coin."
Poster by PhD student Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez and LIS faculty member Chirag Shah was presented: "Coagmento: A System for Supporting Collaborative Information Seeking"
Poster by Xiaojun Yuan (PhD alumna), Nicholas Belkin, C. Jordan & C. Dumas, "Design of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a spoken language interface to information systems."
Poster by PhD students Kyong Eun Oh, Daniel Halpern, J. Chiang, Marilyn Tremaine (PhD associate faculty), K. Bemis & D. Silver. "Which properties in 3D visualization cause comprehension difficulties?"
LIS faculty member Nicholas Belkin served as Mentor at the ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar on Research and Career Development.
The LIS Department was one of the hosts of the Alumni Reception.