The premier international conference on information science and technology will have a distinct IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering feel this year.
An impressive contingent of faculty and students from the Information and Library Science Department will present two in-person workshops and two virtual workshops, along with three research papers, a doctoral colloquium presentation and more at the prestigious Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting set for Pittsburgh, Pa. Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
For 85 years, the ASIS&T has gathered more than 400 of the world’s leading information scholars and researchers to share ideas and innovations in the study of information, people and technology in society. It’s designed to help bridge the gap between present and future, between research and application, between developer and user. The goal is to meet today’s challenges to create a better tomorrow.
“It's exciting to see that the Luddy School’s department of Information and Library Science has such a strong presence at this ASIST annual meeting, which is one of the premier conferences in library and information science,” said Noriko Hara, chair of information and library science. “This clearly shows that our faculty and doctoral students are engaging in exciting research.”
The conference theme is “Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-imaging an information-resilient society.” Given information’s key role in society, the focus was on reducing information overload and creating an environment that delivers accurate, balanced, high-quality information. Organizers said information science is at the forefront of that endeavor, and conferences such as this facilitate that.
Pnina Fichman, professor of information science, and Howard Rosenbaum, professor of information science, are part of the conference’s program committee as well as Doctoral Colloquium co-chairs.
Kahyun Choi, assistant professor of information and library science, will present two workshops. The first is on computational poetry collection analysis via context-dependent language models. The second, done in conjunction with Meredith Dedema, Ph.D. student, is titled, “AI and co-design in public libraries: empowering under-served youth to cultivate symbiotic relationships between artificial intelligence and their communities.”
Hara and Ph.D. student Jieli Liu will present a SIG-SI research symposium titled, “Public engagement with science via Twitter: What topics do scientists and the public care most about during Covid-19.”
Here are the Luddy School participants:
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs and ASIST Annual Conference Program Committee
Creating American Smarts: How Does the Chinese Programming Boot Camp Transnationalizes Programming in the United States?
Huixin Tian, Ph.D. student
Information Practices of Resistance During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Inna Kouper, researcher/assistant scientist
Uncovering Black Fantastic: Piloting a Word Feature Analysis and Machine Learning Approach for Genre Classification
John Walsh, associate professor of information and library science; Nikolaus Nova Parulian, Ryan Dubnicek, Glen Worthey, J. Stephen Downie, and Daniel Evans, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
SIG-SI SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION
Public Engagement with Science via Twitter: What Topics Do Scientists and the Public Care Most About During Covid-19
Noriko Hara, Jieli Liu, Ph.D. student
DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION
Paving the Speedway to the IY Harbor: How Chinese Programming Boot Camp Prepares Chinese Migrants for IU Jobs in the United States
Huixin Tian, Ph.D. student
IN-PERSON SIG-AI WORKSHOPS
Computational Poetry Collection Analysis via Context-Dependent Language Models.
AI and Co-Design in Public Libraries: Empowering Under-Served Youth to Cultivate Symbiotic Relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Their Communities.
Kahyun Choi, Meredith Dedema, Ph.D. student
Part 1: Metrics 2022: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
Pei-Ying Chen, Ph.D. student; Isabelle Dorsch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Fei Shu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China
Part 2: Metrics 2022: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
Pei-Ying Chen, Isabelle Dorsch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Fei Shu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China
A Preliminary Analysis of Geography of Collaboration in Data Papers
Pei-Ying Chen, Ph.D. student
Are Virtual Reference Color and Gender Blind? Service Equality Revisited
Megan Vladoiu, Ph.D. student andPnina Fichman
Revisiting Connotations of Digital Humanists
Rongqian Ma, assistant professor of information and library science