We are pleased to present the following schedule of events (updated October 17th) for the 9th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, to be held November 2nd at the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Many excellent papers and posters will be presented, along with a keynote by William Jones of the University of Washington and the presentation of our best paper awardees.
To register for the workshop (and the ASIS&T Annual Meeting), see http://www.asist.org/asist2013/register.html. We hope to see you at the symposium!
The 9th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium
The Social Informatics of Information Boundaries
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:00-12:30 PM
Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada
- 8:00-8:10: Introduction by Pnina Fichman - The (Information) Boundaries of Social Informatics (Indiana University)
- 8:10-9:00: Keynote address: William Jones – Towards Places of Our Own for Digital Information: Constructing Roads and Walls on the Web (University of Washington)
- 9:00-9:10: Break and Poster Session
- 9:10-10:30: Papers:
- 9:10-9:30: Eric Meyer, Ralph Schroeder and Linnet Taylor – The Boundaries of Big Data (Oxford Internet Institute)
- 9:30-9:50: Colin Rhinesmith – From Paper to the Cloud: The Social Informatics of Information Boundaries in Human Services (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- 9:50-10:10: Adam Worrall – “Back Onto The Tracks”: Convergent Community Boundaries in LibraryThing and Goodreads (Florida State University)
- 10:10-10:30: Mohammad Jarrahi – Social Informatics and Directions for Future Research on Implications of ICTs in Organizations (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- 10:30-10:50: Break and Poster Session
- 10:50-11:50: Papers:
- 10:50-11:10: Madelyn Sanfillipo – Government Information Access by Native Spanish Speakers: Social and Technical Barriers (Indiana University)
- 11:10-11:30: Sydneyeve Matrix – Beyond Maps, News and Weather: Everyday Geomobile Media Use and the Changing Perceptions of Location Based Services (Queen’s University)
- 11:30-11:50: Natalia Grincheva – A Failure of Digital Diplomacy: Social, Cultural, and Information Boundaries in Online Cross-Cultural Communication (Concordia University)
- 11:50-12:00: Networking break
- 12:00-12:30: Best paper awards and presentations with discussant
- 2012 Best Social Informatics Paper ($1,000): Toward an Integrated Model of Group Development: Disruption of Routines by Technology-Induced Change by Monica Garfield and Alan Dennis (Bentley University, Indiana University)
- 2012 Best Social Informatics Student Paper ($500): Knock Knock, Who’s There: The Imagined Audience by Eden Litt (Northwestern University)
- Discussant: Noriko Hara, Indiana University
- Shuheng Wu and Besiki Stvilia – Work Organization of a Sociotechnical System: The Case of Gene Ontology (Florida State University)
- Ingrid Erikson – The Borders and Boundaries of Coworking (Rutgers University)
Dr. William Jones, University of Washington
Information can be personal in any of several senses: it might be “owned” by us, about us, directed towards us, shared by us with others, experienced by us or simply (potentially) relevant to us. As personal information moves onto the Web, old boundaries are removed even as new boundaries (and barriers) emerge. We can access information from anywhere at any time so that traditional boundaries between activities @home, @school and @work are blurred. Even within an area, activities blur as when people check email during a company meeting. Moreover, information about us that was once effectively hidden from the prying eyes of others, either because access was too difficult or because access attempts would reveal the identity of the “snooping” party, is now often easily “Googled” on the Web.
On the other hand, new boundaries and barriers are emerging in the form of, for example, application “sandboxes.” These “silos” provide a measure of security because information is meant to be accessed only via the owning application. However, this occurs at the cost of fragmenting information, already a serious problem of personal information management (PIM) on the desktop, that becomes much worse as this information moves onto the Web and into a myriad of devices.
This talk will provide practical guidelines and considerations for the construction the useful boundaries (“walls”) we need for our safety and sanity. Conversely, the talk will consider ways we might traverse (through “road” construction) other boundaries in order to realize a more effective cross-application, cross-device use of our information.
About the speaker:
Members: $95 during early registration (thru 9/20); $110 after early registration ends
Non-members: $105 during early registration (thru 9/20); $120 after early registration ends
Register for the symposium and the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting at http://www.asist.org/asist2013/register.html.