Two UCD iSchool lecturers nominated for the Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper Award at iConference 2018

The School of Information and Communication Studies at UCD is pleased to announce the nomination of two of our lecturers as the finalists for the “Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper” award at the iConference 2018.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Amber Cushing and Dr. Bahareh Heravi on this achievement.

The finalists were selected by the papers and posters track chairs, in consultation with the program chairs. Winners will be announced during iConference 2018, which takes place March 25–28, 2018, in Sheffield, UK. All accepted iConference 2018 papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Spurred by this new publishing arrangement, the iConference received a record number of papers for 2018, making this year’s awards the most competitive ever.

The following is the list of nominations for this category.

Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper

This award goes to the author(s) of the most intriguing paper in the early work/preliminary results category. The winner will be announced during the morning plenary session on Tuesday, March 27. The finalists follow, listed alphabetically by title:

Title: Data Journalism: Practices, Skills, Opportunities and Values
Author: Bahareh R. Heravi, University College Dublin (Ireland)
Presentation: Wednesday, March 28, 9:00–10:30

Title: Domestic Migrant Workers in Israel: The strength of weak ties 
Author: Jenny Bronstein, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) 
Presentation: Tuesday, March 27, 11:00–12:30

Title: Metadata Versus Full-Text: Tracking Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Users’ Behavior 
Authors: Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Mark Phillips, University of North Texas (USA) 
Presentation: Monday, March 26, 13:30–15:00

Title: Uncovering Hidden Insights for Information Management: Examination and Modeling of Change in Digital Collection Metadata 
Authors: Oksana L. Zavalina, Shadi Shakeri, Priya Kizhakkethil, Mark E. Phillips, University of North Texas (USA) 
Presentation: Tuesday, March 27, 15:30–17:00

Title: Using citizen science projects to develop cases for teaching digital curation 
Author: Amber L. Cushing, University College Dublin (Ireland) 
Presentation: Monday, March 26, 11:00–12:30

Full information on best paper nominations could be found on the conference website, with links to abstracts: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/2017-awards/