Awards

Each year, ASIS&T SIG SI gives out two research paper awards. Nominations for both awards are accepted during July of each year, with awardees notified in time for early registration for the ASIS&T conference (usually in September). Awards are then formally given during the SIG SI symposium at that year’s ASIS&T conference.

Social Informatics Best Paper Award

The Social Informatics Best Paper Award is given to the best paper published in a peer reviewed journal on a topic informed by social informatics during the previous calendar year (e.g. during 2015 for the 2016 award). The author or authors present their paper and receive a cash award (currently set at $1,000) at that year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting. At least one author must be present at the SIG SI symposium to receive the award. Nomination letters, once nominations are opened each year, should be sent to the co-chairs of the SIG and must include a full citation, a brief explanation for the nomination, and a copy of the article; self-nominations are acceptable.

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Social Informatics Best Paper Award include:

Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award

The Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award is given to the best paper written by a doctoral student on a topic informed by social informatics. Nominations may include a published paper in a peer reviewed journal during the previous calendar year (e.g. during 2015 for the 2016 award) or a conference paper presented during the previous calendar year. The author or authors present their paper and receive a cash award (currently $500) at that year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting. At least one author must be present at the SIG SI symposium to receive the award. Nomination letters, once nominations are opened each year, should be sent to the co-chairs of the SIG and must include a full citation, a brief explanation for the nomination, and a copy of the article; self-nominations are acceptable.

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award include:

  • 2016: “Tweet to learn: Expertise and centrality in conference Twitter networks”
  • (No award given in 2015)
  • 2014: Gal Oestreicher-Singer and Lior Zalmanson of Tel Aviv University: “Content or Community? A Digital Business Strategy For Content Providers in the Social Age“. Appeared during 2013 in volume 37, issue 2 of MIS Quarterly, pp. 591-616.
  • 2013: Eden Litt of Northwestern University: “Knock Knock, Who’s There: The Imagined Audience.” Appeared during 2012 in volume 56, issue 3 of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; doi:10.1080/08838151.2012.705195
  • 2012: Jessa Lingel of Rutgers University: “Improvisation, Tactics, and Wandering: Urban Information Practices of Migrational Individuals.” Paper was presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) annual conference in January 2012 in Dallas, TX, where Lingel also received the ALISE / Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition award.
  • 2011: Katie Shilton of UCLA: “Participatory Sensing: Building Empowering Surveillance.” Appeared during 2010 in volume 8, issue 2 of Survelliance and Society.
%d bloggers like this: