Especially for Students @ ASIS&T 2015

Student Design Competition

Join other students in a fun and challenging design competition!

The mission: To develop and present plans for a creative and innovative design in response to a design challenge.

The reward: Each member of the winning design team will receive complimentary registration to the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. In addition, you get to meet other students, and present your ideas to a jury consisting of leaders in Information Science.

Organizing Session: Sunday, Nov. 8, 10:30am

Form design teams;
Review the procedures and;
Present the challenge.
You and your team members will generate a system proposal, and present it to the jury and an audience of conference attendees.

Presentations: Tuesday Nov. 10, 10:30am

At the end of the presentation session (Tuesday, 10:30am), the jury will announce a winning team. You will also be able to network with members of the jury and receive additional feedback.

In addition to the technical, professional and social events at the Annual Meeting, students are especially invited to participate in one or more of the following activities.

Award-Winning Paper Presentations (Tuesday, 1:30pm)

Organizer:  Barbara Wildemuth

These award winners will present their research publicly at the Award-Winning Papers session (Tuesday, 1:30pm).

Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship: “Patient Sociotechnical Assemblages: The Distributed Cognition of Health Information Management,” Matthew Willis, Syracuse University

ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award: “Governmental Structures, Social Inclusion, and the Digital Divide: A Discourse on the Affinity Between the Effects of Freedom and Access to Online Information Resources,” Chris Cunningham, University of South Carolina

JASIS&T Best Paper Award: “When Complexity Becomes Interesting,” JASIST, 65(7)1478-1500, 2014, Frans van der Sluis, Egon L. van den Broek, Richard J. Glassey, Elisabeth M.A. G. van Dijk and Franciska M.G. de Jong

ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar in Research and Career Development (Tuesday, 3:30pm, by invitation only)

Organizers:  Barbara Wildemuth and Howard Rosenbaum

This session is by invitation only; the top candidates from the pool of applicants for the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award and the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship will be invited to attend.


The purpose of this session is to provide a forum in which doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates can discuss their research and career plans with more senior scholars. During the seminar, the junior scholars will become acquainted with more senior scholars working in related areas and will have the opportunity to interact with their peers.

Brief Description

Doctoral students conducting their dissertation research will be invited to attend the session. An established researcher will be assigned as a mentor for each student. At the session, the students will have the opportunity for in-depth discussion of their current research and future career and research plans with their mentors and the other participants.

Selection of Student Participants

Students submitting proposals for the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship and dissertations for the  ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award will be considered. The juries for those awards will be asked to rank the submissions so that those submitting the highest quality research papers will be selected for this workshop. The  organizers will work with the jury rankings to select the student participants. Up to ten participants will be invited to attend the seminar.

Selection of Mentors

Mentors will be selected from the ASIS&T membership. Each mentor will be an established researcher in the field in which the assigned student is working. The assigned mentor will not be a current member of the student’s dissertation committee.