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Information Science Trends 2024: Living online and offline, in darkness and light

The ASIS&T European Chapter is delighted to share the programme for the IST 2024 conference, July 8-9 (via Zoom), featuring keynote presentations by Amber Cushing (UC Dublin) and Thomas Mandl (Uni Hildesheim) among further research presentations and posters. (Due to changes in the ThesisIn3 competition, the conference has been condensed to two days from the original planned three.) Abstracts of the contributions will appear on the IST Zenodo community, here.

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  • Student non-members: US $10
  • Other non-members: US $25

Programme (PDF)

Day 1 Monday 8 July- all times in BST (UK/Dublin time)

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14:00-14:05 Welcome to IST24 & Introduction to ASIS&T European Chapter (Chair: Yuhua Wang)
14:05-14:10 Keynote Introduction (Chair: Jesse Dinneen)
14:10-14:50 Day 1 keynote: “Passion + research = letting your light shine through” Amber Cushing (Associate Professor, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland)
14:50-15:00 Keynote discussion
15:00-15:15 (Poster) “A Gap in the Sustainable Management of Social Network Data: Existing challenges and suggestions” Saeed Rezaei Sharifabadi, Amir Ghaebi and Sara Soltani (Department of Information Science, Alzahra University, Iran) [10 min Presentation and 5 min discussion]
15:15-15:20 5 Minute Break
15:20-15:25 Introduction to the session (Chair: Juan-José Boté-Vericad)
15:25-15:40 “The information-seeking behavior of emergency physicians under the pressure and uncertainty of a crisis” Dijana Lekic Savatic, Anna Lezon Rivière and Madjid Ihadjadene (University of Paris 8, France)
15:40-15:55 “A Literature Review of the 'Light' and 'Dark' Aspects of Information Seeking Behavior Transition by International Students in the UK” Xinyu Jia, Sophie Rutter and Sheila Webber (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)
15:55-16:05 Discussions of Lekic Savatic et al. and Jia et al.
16:05-16:10 5 Minute Break
16:10-16:15 Introduction to the session (Chair: Sheila Webber)
16:15-16:30 “Exploring the current state of research on neurodivergency in academic libraries” Catharina Ochsner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin , Germany)
16:30-16:45 “Unlocking Engagement: A Case Study on Virtual Field Trips in Higher Education” Mary Lebens (Minneapolis College, US)
16:45-17:00 “Using a Design, Creation, and Participation Strategy to Construct Ethical Datasets” Alicia Takaoka (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
17:00-17:15 Discussions of Ochsner, Lebens and Takaoka
17:15 Closing Words

Day 2 Tuesday 9 July - all times in BST (UK/Dublin time)

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14:00-14:05 - Welcome back, IST day 2
- Keynote Introduction (Chair: Juan-José Boté-Vericad)
14:05-14:45 Day 2 Keynote: “AI-based tools for historical documents: image processing, corpora analysis and users” Thomas Mandl (Professor for Information Science, University of Hildesheim, Germany)
14:45-14:55 Keynote discussion
14:55-15:00 Introduction to the session (Chair: Catharina Ochsner)
15:00-15:15 “Mysticism, Hallucination, and Artificial Intelligence” Alex Cline (Northeastern University London, UK)
15:15-15:30 “Towards an Animist AI Ontology” Dana Polatin (Northeastern University London, UK)
15:30-15:40 Discussions of Cline and Polatin
15:40-15:50 10 Minute Break
15:50-15:55 Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Insight Session (Chair: Sheila Webber)
15:55-16:15 Invited talk "Cities as hybrid urban and digital spaces: exploring collective urban activities through social media" Mahmud Tantoush (Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture, UK)
16:15-16:30 “The spatial patterns of living connected: from the Web to social media and sharing economy platforms” Aline Cristina Fortunato Cruvinel (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
16:30-16:45 “Digital and Physical Worlds: Exploring Consumer Information Needs During UK Bank Branch Closures” Gertrude Ugwu, Prof. Gobinda Chowdhury and Dr Michael Harker (University of Strathclyde, UK)
16:45-17:00 Discussions of Tantoush, Cruvinel, and Ugwu et al.
17:00 Conference Conclusion