2018 Speakers

You will be able to view the speaker’s titles and abstracts when the schedule is available (which will be soon!).

Audio recordings will be available at a later date.

Keynote Speakers

Victoria Rubin

Victoria L. Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Director of the Language and Information Technologies Research Lab (LiT.RL) at the University of Western Ontario. She specializes in information retrieval and natural language processing techniques that enable analyses of texts to identify, extract, and organize structured knowledge. She studies complex human information behaviors that are, at least partly, expressed through language such as deception, uncertainty, credibility, and emotions. Her research on Deception Detection has been published in recent core workshops on the topic and prominent information science conferences, as well as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Her 2015–2018 project entitled Digital Deception Detection: Identifying Deliberate Misinformation in Online News is funded by the Government of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant. For further information, see http://victoriarubin.fims.uwo.ca/

Tami Oliphant

Tami Oliphant

Tami Oliphant is an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Her teaching and research interests center upon interactions between people and data,
information, and knowledge, the variety of contexts in which these interactions take place whether online or offline (including libraries), and the systems, platforms, media and publishing, and broader social forces that shape these interactions.