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AM22 Workshops

Workshops are offered as an add-on to the full meeting or as stand-alone events. Meeting registration is encouraged, but not required. In-person full-day fee includes lunch, and two breaks and in-person half-day includes one break.

SATURDAY, 8 OCTOBER (Presented virtually only)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) (Find your time here.)

Part 1: Metrics 2022: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
Pei-Ying Chen, Indiana University Bloomington, USA, Isabelle Dorsch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Fei Shu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China

This full-day workshop is devoted to research related to the measurement of knowledge production, dissemination, and use. The workshop will provide a forum for presentations and discussions on a wide range of metrics-related topics among young and established researchers, Ph.D. students, information professionals, and librarians working in relevant fields including, but not limited to, bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, altmetrics, scholarly communication, science communication, and science of science. This workshop will be presented in two parts. Part 2 will be presented Sunday, 9 October, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Fees: Member ($0) | Non-Member ($25) | Student Member ($0) | Student Non-Member ($10)

Science and Technology Policy (SIG-STI)
Yi Bu, Peking University, People's Republic of China; Jian Wang, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Fei Shu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China; Caroline Wagner, Ohio State University, USA; Wenceslao Arroyo, University of Granada, Spain; Filipi Nascimento Silva, Indiana University, USA; Jiang Li, Nanjing University, People's Republic of China

Science and technology play a key role in our contemporary lives, intersecting with multiple areas of public policy, information and technology from the economy, environment, and human health to national security. The rapid development of information and communication technology has significantly reshaped the data landscape. The resultant data explosion brings many challenges for traditional approaches to the study of science and technology (S&T) policies. The recent advancement in methodologies in artificial intelligence and data science, such as predictive analytics, clustering, network analyses and natural language processing, facilitates the investigation of big data for evidenced-based policy analyses and policymaking. The emergence of a set of tools in the data analysis also makes policy analyses more efficient, such as open-source programming languages, data visualization, cloud computing, and data collection and storage infrastructure. The purpose of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of how recent advances in big data and data science help S&T policy analyses and S&T policymaking, and its challenges and difficulties. Thanks to the generosity of SIG-STI and Peking University, this workshop is offered for free to all ASIS&T members. Use code STI22Comp at checkout.

Fees: Member ($60) | Non-Member ($75) | Student Member ($40) | Student Non-Member ($65)

8:00 PM-10:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) (Find your time here.)

Part 1: The Human Side of Information Research: Innovation, Integrity, Interaction, and the Body-as-Information (SIG-USE)
Nathan Davis, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Namali Suraweer, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

The 22nd Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium is focused on the human side of information research. This includes but is not limited to supporting each other through our work as information researchers; human resilience as an information phenomenon; and the human body as an instrument for research. This symposium is an opportunity for information researchers to share their experience and support likeminded others in the field. Primary goals include facilitating information exchange among scholars and information professionals, serving as a space for emerging scholars and professionals to engage critically with the field, and providing feedback on preliminary work and works-in-progress. This workshop will be presented in two parts. Part 2 will be presented Sunday, 9 October, from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM.

Fees: Member ($70) | Non-Member ($100) | Student Member ($45) | Student Non-Member ($75)

SUNDAY, 9 OCTOBER (Presented virtually only)

8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time) (Find your time here.)

Part 2: The Human Side of Information Research: Innovation, Integrity, Interaction, and the Body-as-Information (SIG-USE)
Nathan Davis, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Namali Suraweer, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

The 22nd Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium is focused on the human side of information research. This includes but is not limited to supporting each other through our work as information researchers; human resilience as an information phenomenon; and the human body as an instrument for research. This symposium is an opportunity for information researchers to share their experience and support likeminded others in the field. Primary goals include facilitating information exchange among scholars and information professionals, serving as a space for emerging scholars and professionals to engage critically with the field, and providing feedback on preliminary work and works-in-progress. This workshop will be presented in two parts. Part 1 will be presented Saturday, 8 October, from 8:00 PM-10:30 PM. See above for registration fee.

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) (Find your time here.)

Part 2: Metrics 2022: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG-MET)
Pei-Ying Chen, Indiana University Bloomington, USA, Isabelle Dorsch, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Fei Shu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, People's Republic of China

This full-day workshop is devoted to research related to the measurement of knowledge production, dissemination, and use. The workshop will provide a forum for presentations and discussions on a wide range of metrics-related topics among young and established researchers, Ph.D. students, information professionals, and librarians working in relevant fields including, but not limited to, bibliometrics, scientometrics, informetrics, altmetrics, scholarly communication, science communication, and science of science. This workshop will be presented in two parts. Part 1 will be presented Saturday, 8 October, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. See above for registration fee.

1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) (Find your time here.)

Who Are the Guardians of Truth and Integrity?
Adam Craig, S. Koby Taswell, Anousha Athreya, Carl Taswell, Brain Health Alliance, USA

Brain Health Alliance (BHA), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, will host this virtual workshop for the library, data, and information sciences community to discuss the now tragically prevalent information cyberwars impacting global citizens of planet earth. We believe that when some choose to spread propaganda and lies for autocratic dictators, others must stand up and fight to defend truth and integrity in support of democracy and the freedom to live in safety without fear. The BHA workshop on guardians of truth and integrity will provide tutorials with training sessions on open-source PDP-DREAM software and open-access NPDS data repositories from the PORTAL-DOORS Project with its mission to promote transparency, reproducibility, accountability, and citational justice in scholarly communications. In order to support democratic societies for all global citizens of planet earth who wish to be free and safe from unnecessary wars of criminal genocide, we must build the necessary software systems and electronic digital cyberinfrastructure to assure that all citizens of planet earth in every society and country have access to the free flow of information without censorship by any single person, organization, or government.

Fees: Thanks to the generosity of Brain Health Alliance, this workshop will be offered for free to all registrants regardless of ASIS&T membership status.

FRIDAY, 28 OCTOBER (Presented in person only)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Part 1: Metadata Analytics Crash Course and Collaboration Capacity Hackathon
Jeff Hemsley, Jian Qin, Sarah Bratt, Alexander Smith, Syracuse University, USA

Metadata exists in bibliographic, indexing, and research data repositories and is an important part of the cyber-infrastructure supporting information and data management, discovery, sharing, and reuse. Its other role, as a data source for data/text mining and knowledge discovery, is less visible compared to the one for management, discovery, sharing, and reuse of information and data. For this workshop we invite information professionals, researchers, and students to learn about and explore large-scale metadata, as well as tools and the new emerging theory of collaboration capacity, which has its roots in metadata exploration. The workshop will consist of an expert panel, a demo of new and existing tools, and team presentations. Teams will be self-organized and given a dataset before the conference for a virtual hackathon. They will present what they uncover in the dataset and prizes will be given out. One key outcome of the workshop will be a report for Information Matters that highlights the team’s work with, and analysis of, the provided metadata. Part 2 will be presented Saturday, 29 October, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Fees: Member ($0) | Non-Member ($150) | Student Member ($0) | Student Non-Member ($45)

SATURDAY, 29 OCTOBER (Presented in person only)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Part 2: Metadata Analytics Crash Course and Collaboration Capacity Hackathon
Jeff Hemsley, Jian Qin, Sarah Bratt, Alexander Smith, Syracuse University, USA

Metadata exists in bibliographic, indexing, and research data repositories and is an important part of the cyber-infrastructure supporting information and data management, discovery, sharing, and reuse. Its other role, as a data source for data/text mining and knowledge discovery, is less visible compared to the one for management, discovery, sharing, and reuse of information and data. For this workshop we invite information professionals, researchers, and students to learn about and explore large-scale metadata, as well as tools and the new emerging theory of collaboration capacity, which has its roots in metadata exploration. The workshop will consist of an expert panel, a demo of new and existing tools, and team presentations. Teams will be self-organized and given a dataset before the conference for a virtual hackathon. They will present what they uncover in the dataset and prizes will be given out. One key outcome of the workshop will be a report for Information Matters that highlights the team’s work with, and analysis of, the provided metadata. Part 1 will be presented Friday, 28 October, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.  See above for registration rates.

The 18th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium and 4th Annual Information Ethics and Policy Workshop: Resilient Sociotechnical Systems for Social Good (SIG-SI and SIG-IEP)
Madelyn Sanfilippo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Adam Worrall, University of Alberta, Canada; Alicia Takaoka, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Cynthia Orozco, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

ASIS&T Special Interest Groups (SIG) Social Informatics (SIG-SI) and SIG Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) will jointly present this workshop addressing “Resilient Sociotechnical Systems for Social Good,” in alignment with the ASIS&T Annual Meeting theme, “Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-Imagining an Information-Resilient Society.” This will be SIG SI’s 18th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium in conjunction with SIG IEPs 4th annual symposium and will be held as a half-day workshop. We will build on previous successes of co-hosted symposiums and co-host a joint symposium between SIG-SI and SIG-IEP. SIG-SI’s focus on the interaction of people, technology, and society, in conjunction with SIG-IEP’s focus on ethical, practical, and policy issues provide a robust lens through which to explore issues of resilience and social good. Additional registration fee applies.

Fees: Member ($125) | Non-Member ($175) | Student Member ($90) | Student Non-Member ($130)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

PIM 2022: Successfully Aging with Our Information and Our Information Tools
William Jones, University of Washington, USA; Jesse Dinneen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Yuanyuan Feng, University of Vermont, USA; Rob Capra, University of North Carolina, USA; Jacek Gwizdka, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M, USA

Aging, of individuals and societies, can bring transition and crisis. To age successfully is to show resilience in the face of age-related declines in some abilities (cognitive and physical) while taking full advantage of the knowledge and wisdom that comes with age. In this 8th in a series of workshops to discuss issues of personal information management (PIM), the third to be offered at ASIS&T, special focus will be given to the ways in which our information and related tools might support us as we age. We will consider how information organization strategies and tools, current and future, can best support people across life's stages for successful aging. The workshop will be followed by the publication of a collaborative article detailing current knowledge (and gaps) and especially promising directions of future research. Endorsed by SIG-KM & SIG-USE. We want to acknowledge the contributions made by Maja Krtalic from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, and Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft, USA in organizing the workshop.

Fees: Member ($200) | Non-Member ($250) | Student Member ($160) | Student Non-Member ($210)

1:00 AM-5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

AI in the Real World: Strengthening Connections Between LIS Research and Practice (SIG-AI)
Soo Young Rieh, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Clara M. Chu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA

The workshop builds on and extends the 2021 workshop to strengthen the ASIS&T AI community by bringing together researchers, educators, students, and practitioners interested in designing AI applications and conducting AI research in the LIS field. This workshop covers a wide range of topics including AI applications, solutions, empirical research findings, and perspectives in library and information environments. The participants will discuss lessons learned from designing AI applications and solutions in the context of library and information environments and work together to brainstorm potential solutions for making AI more effective and transferable for library users. Through the World Café method (i.e., collaborative dialogue with rotating multiple breakout sessions that build on each other so that issues are considered in-depth) and plenary discussion, participants will generate advanced AI solutions and research agendas for future investigations.

Fees: Member ($125) | Non-Member ($175) | Student Member ($90) | Student Non-Member ($130)

2nd Annual Workshop on Social Media Research, Challenges, and Opportunities (SIG-SM)
Catherine Dumas, Simmons University, USA; Amir Karami, University of South Carolina, USA; Loni Hagen, University of South Florida, USA; Aylin Imeri, University Düsseldorf, Germany; Tara Zimmerman, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh, USA

This workshop aims to promote discussion and disciplinary convergence on the topic of social media research focusing on issues related to timely topics, such as pandemic and misinformation and disinformation. Social media has become a mainstream channel of communication where users share and exchange information. The ASIST community is uniquely situated in this landscape as a community of researchers and educators who study different issues using social media data including the COVID-19 crisis and the ‘infodemic’ it has created. This workshop aims to: 1) highlight current social media research opportunities and challenges, and 2) identify and connect social media researchers.

Fees: Member ($125) | Non-Member ($175) | Student Member ($90) | Student Non-Member ($130)