Luanne Freund

It is an honour to serve as General Chair of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology (AM18), a gathering that has served as a pillar of the information science community for the past 81 years.  We meet this year in Vancouver, which is situated in the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and I would like to acknowledge and thank them for their hospitality.

The theme of AM18 poses a challenge for the information science community: how can we build and sustain an ethical future with emerging technology?  The annual meeting will provide an exceptional platform for the joint exploration of this question with a broad and inclusive program selected through a rigorous peer review process.  We accepted 69 of 142 full papers (49%); 26 of 46 panels (57); and 100 of 203 visual presentations (49%).  Many submissions connect to the conference theme and others reflect longtime areas of focus and emerging issues in our field, cutting across research and practice.  Areas of particular emphasis in AM18 are: human information behaviour, social media, informetrics and altmetrics, data science and curation, knowledge organization, libraries and cultural institutions, and information ethics.

Framing the meeting are two outstanding keynote speakers, who will address the impacts of emerging technologies on society from critical and international perspectives. These talks by Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA (opening plenary) and Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina (closing plenary) are must-see events that will provide food for thought and debate throughout the meeting.

Many thanks go to the members of the AM18 Organizing Committee: Paper Co-Chairs – Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland and Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia; Panel Co-Chairs – Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA and Rajesh Singh, St. John’s University, USA; Visual Presentation Co-Chairs – Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel and Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA; and Doctoral Colloquium Chairs – Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum, both of Indiana University, USA.  This international group coordinated the review of submissions and prepared the technical program for the AM, drawing upon the contributions and commitment of 255 reviewers who, collectively, completed almost 1000 reviews. We are grateful to all the reviewers who volunteered their time and expertise to this enormous task. In addition to the technical program, student attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the exciting Student Design Competition, thanks to event Co-Chairs:  Rebekah Willson, University of Strathclyde, Scotland and Rachel Ivy Clarke, Syracuse University, USA.

I would also like to thank President Lisa M. Given and members of the ASIS&T Board, for trusting me with the opportunity to chair this event, and the capable ASIS&T staff who do so much of the work that makes the annual meeting possible, especially Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director and DeVonne Parks, Director of Meetings and Events.  This year, in consultation with the ASIS&T staff and board members, we made a number of changes to the traditional annual meeting structure, intended to streamline the event and open up time for informal networking and for new ideas and activities. Please connect to the conference app and the website for information, as AM18 has gone paperless, and join us for the many enticing social events and tours, and the rich program of meetings, panels, and presentations. Finally, a meeting of this scale cannot take place without support, and we are extremely grateful to all of the sponsors who have made AM18 possible.

Luanne Freund

This Is to thank all the committees, chairs, co-chairs, reviewers that made this program so robust and unique for ASIS&T 2018 Vancouver.  Hard work and dedication is noticed by your passion to the industry.  We had a total number of 255 reviewers and 988 reviews.

ASIS&T Top Excellent Reviewers

Cecilia Brown, University of Oklahoma
Keren Dali, University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies
Sean Fitzhugh, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aylin Ilhan, Heinrich Heine University
Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University
Konstantina Martzkou
Matt Mayernik, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Beth St. Jean, University of Maryland
Adam Worrall, University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””]June Abbas, University of Oklahoma, USA
Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, University of British Columbia, Canada
Denice Adkins, University of Missouri, USA
Naresh Kumar Agarwal, Simmons College, USA
Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Robert Allen, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
Kanwal Ameen, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Jack Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tatjana Aparac, University of Zadar, Croatia
Richard Arias-Hernandez, University of British Columbia, Canada
Diana Ascher, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Tariq Ashraf, University of Delhi South Campus, India
Shimelis Assefa, University of Denver, USA
Toluwase Victor Asubiaro, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Marguerite Barry, University College Dublin, Ireland
David Bawden, City University London, United Kingdom
Denise Bedford, Georgetown University, USA
Gerald Benoit, Simmons College, USA
Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, USA
Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee, USA
Jenny Bossaller, University of Missouri, USA
Matt Bouchard, University of Toronto, Canada
Leanne Bowler, Pratt Institute, USA
Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA
Yi Bu, Indiana University, USA
Sarah Buchanan, University of Missouri, USA
John Budd, University of Missouri, USA
Julia Bullard, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Jacquelyn Burkell, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Gary Burnett, Florida State University, USA
Kathleen Burnett, Florida State University, USA
Sean Burns, University of Kentucky, USA
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies, USA
Brian Butler, University of Maryland, USA
Tiffany Chao, University of Illinois, USA
Hsin-liang Chen, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Sam Chu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Charles Cole, McGill University, Canada
Kevin Comerford, University of New Mexico, USA
Andrea Copeland, Indiana University at Indianapolis, USA
Edward Corrado, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Amber Cushing, University College Dublin, Ireland
Lyne Da Sylva, Université de Montréal, Canada
Mats Dahlstršom, University of Boras, Sweden
Keren Dali, University of Alberta, Canada
Shengli Deng, Wuhan University, China
Nic DePaula, University at Albany, SUNY, USA
Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Brian Dobreski, Syracuse University, USA
Samuel Dodson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Isabelle Dorsch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Philip Doty, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jennifer Douglas, University of British Columbia, Canada
Virginia Dressler, Kent State University, USA
Tina Du, University of South Australia, Australia
Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri, USA
Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Yuanyuan Feng, Drexel University, USA
Katrina Fenlon, University of Illinois, USA
Erin Fields, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sean Fitzhugh, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA
Ken Fleischmann, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Schubert Foo Shou Boon, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Eric Forcier, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Melodie Fox, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Rob Fox, University of Notre Dame, USA
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Henry Gabb, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rich Gazan, University of Hawaii, USA
Isha Ghosh, Rutgers University, USA
Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri, USA
Sarah Ann Gilbert, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dean Giustini, University of British Columbia, Canada
Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University, USA
Juan Gorraiz, University of Vienna, Austria
Jane Greenberg, Drexel University, USA
Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ekatarina Grguric, McGill University, Canada
Joachim Griesbaum, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Gussun Gunes, Marmara University, Turkey
Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jim Hahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Noriko Hara, Indiana University, USA
Stefanie Haustein, University of Ottawa, Canada
Blake Hawkins, University of British Columbia, Canada
Caroline Haythornthwaite, Syracuse University, USA
Tamara Heck, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Donal Heidenblad, University Of Maryland, USA
Bradley Hemminger, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
Darra Hofman, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mary Horman, Renison University College, Canada
Eva Hourihan Jansen, University of Toronto, Canada
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto, Canada
TsungMing Hsiao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Xiao Hu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Konf
Mu-hsuan Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Isto Huvila, Uppsala University, Sweden
Aylin Ilhan, Heinrich Heine University, Germany
Md Anwarul Islam, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada
Jim Jansen, Qatar Computing Research Institi, Quatar
Cary K. Jim, University of North Texas, USA
Kyle M. L. Jones, Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA
Boryung Ju, Louisiana State University, USA
Charles-Antoine Julien, McGill University, Canada
Amir Karami, University of South Carolina, USA
Diane Kelly, University of Tennessee, USA
Kyung-Sun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Youngseek Kim, University of Kentucky, USA
Vanessa Lynn Kitzie, University of South Carolina, USA
Frauke Kling, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
Emily Knox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USARick Kopak, University of British Columbia, Canada
Pei-Yi Kuo, University of Michigan, USA
Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University, USA
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois, USA
Vincent Lariviere, Université de Montréal, Canada
Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington, USA
Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia, Canada
Noah Lenstra, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ping Li, Queens College, City University of New York, USA
Zack Lischer-Katz, University of Oklahoma, USA
Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute, USA
Kun Lu, University of Oklahoma, USA
Pablo Lucas, University College Dublin, Ireland


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Zinaida Manžuch, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Laura Marcial, RTI International, USA
Betsy Martens, University of Oklahoma, USA
Konstantina Martzoukou, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Matt Mayernik, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
Philipp Mayr, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Dana Mckay, University of Melbourne, Australia
Shane McLoughlin, Maynooth University, Ireland
David McMenemy, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
David Melero-Fuentes, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Spain
Eric Meyer, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Eric Matthew Meyers, University of British Columbia, Canada
Lyndsey Middleton, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Shawne Miksa, University of North Texas, USA
A.J. Million, University of Michigan, USA
Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Lorri Mon, Florida State University, USA
Philippe Mongeon, Leiden University, Netherlands
Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina, USA
Heather Moulaison, University of Missouri, USA
Angela Murillo, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Jinfang Niu, University of South Florida, USA
Lorraine Normore, Normore Reseach Group, USA
Heather O’Brien, University of British Columbia, Canada
Melissa G. Ocepek, University of Illinois, USA
Fatih Oguz, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Tami Oliphant, University of Alberta, Canada
Shannon Oltmann, University of Kentucky, USAPeter Organisciak, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Tuulevi Ovaska, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Anindita Paul, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Heather Pfeiffer, TRADOC Analysis Center, TRAC-WSMR, USA
Christina Pikas, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
Sarah Polkinghorne, University of Alberta, Canada
Angela Pollak, University of Alberta, Canada
Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
Muhammad Qayyum, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Anabel Quan-Haase, Western University, Canada
Muhammad Rafiq, University of the Punjab, Lahore, India
Diane Rasmussen Pennington, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Edie Rasmussen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan, USA
Marc Rittberger, DIPF – Deutsches Institut für Pädagogische Forschung, Germany
Michelle Rogers, Drexel, USA
Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University, USA
Ellen Rubenstein, University of Oklahoma, USA
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University, USA
Christian Schloegl, University of Graz, Austria
Paul Scifleet, Swinbunre University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Michael Seadle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Saguna Shankar, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Patrick Shih, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Ali Shiri, University of Alberta, Canada
Elisabeth Shook, Vanderbilt University, USA
Vivek Singh, Rutgers University, USA
Laura Skouvig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo, USA
Xiaoxuan Song, Peking University, China
Emma Spiro, University of Washington, USA
Beth St. Jean, University of Maryland, USA
Suzanne Stauffer, Louisiana State University, USA
Marielle St-Germain, Université de Montréal, Canada
Wolfgang Stock, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Emma Stuart, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Besiki Stvilia, Florida State University, USA
Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Honglei Sun, Nanjing University, China
Sue Yeon Syn, Catholic University of America, USA
Muh-Chyun Tang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rong Tang, Simmons College, USA
Natalie Taylor, University of South Florida, USA
Joseph Tennis, University of Washington, USA
Andrea Karoline Thomer, University of Michigan, USA
Emma Tonkin, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
Yasar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Sandra Toze, Dalhousie University, Canada
Tien-I Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Giannis Tsakonas, Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece
Christine Urquhart, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Olga Vechtomova, University of Waterloo, Canada
Diane Velasquez, University of South Australia, Australia
Andre Vellino, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, Estonia
Nina Wacholder, Rutgers University , USA
Peiling Wang, University of Tennessee, USA
Julian Warner, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Nicholas Weber, University of Washington, USA
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA
Rachel Williams, Simmons College, USA
Rebekah Willson, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Christine T. Wolf, IBM Research, Almaden, USA
Christian Wolff, University of Regensburg, Germany
Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Adam Worrall, University of Alberta, Canada
Shuheng Wu, Queens college, City Universtiy of New York, USA
Yejun Wu, Louisiana State University, USA
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin, Ireland
Iris Xie, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Erjia Yan, Drexel University, USA
Kwan Yi, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
Ayoung Yoon, Indiana University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA
Cindy Yu, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Xiajun Yuan, University of Albany, SUNY, USA
Md Hassan Zamir, Dominican University, USAYi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Quan Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xiaohua Zhu, University of Tennessee, USA
Maja Zumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Anna Lundh, Curtin University, Australia
Lai Ma, University College Dublin, Ireland
Millicent Mabi, University of British Columbia, Canada
Stephann Makri, City University London, United Kingdom
Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany