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Syracuse iSchool researchers share scholarly work at 2010 iConference this week
Social media saturation, smarter search engine development, mobile devices and cell phone proliferation, IT energy consumption, and ease of IT adoption and use are among the topic areas that researchers from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies will explore at the 2010 iConference: iMPACTS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Feb. 3-6.
Fifteen Ph.D. students from the Syracuse iSchool are among 77 selected to present posters at the conference, and more than a dozen faculty members will also be presenting workshops or posters, or leading sessions.
They will be joining colleagues from a growing number of leading information schools across the globe who have joined together to build awareness of, support for and involvement with the information field. These schools explore the relationship among information, people and technology.
The iConference will be focused on “impacts,” particularly concerning the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting open government and citizen participation. Stephen Wolfram, founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, and Marti Hearst, a professor at UC Berkeley currently working in the Obama administration, are the keynote speakers.
Hearst, a professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss how information technology is playing a new central role in the governing of the United States.
Additional sessions throughout the conference will focus on international perspectives on information, its management and application, public access, social networking, health informatics and community engagement.
Follow participants’ postings from the iConference at the Syracuse iSchool blog, Information Space (http://ischool.syr.edu/blog).
For more information on the iConference, visit http://www.ischools.org/iConference10/media/.