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Multidisciplinary Information Research Symposium 2017

Theme: Data Curation and Visualization

Jointly Organized by

UNT College of Information, UNT ASIS&T Student Chapter, and KIPA

Thursday, April 13, Denton, Texas

Submissions are now being accepted for a one-day event co-hosted by the College of Information, UNT ASIS&T chapter, and KIPA, to showcase the research efforts of doctoral students at UNT. The event will be symposium-styled, inclusive of workshops, a session for ongoing and completed papers, a research project report track for continuing efforts (grant-funded etc.), and a competition for dissertation presentations. A cash prize will be awarded for the best research paper and the best dissertation presentation.

The symposium has been generously funded by KIPA, with no cost to the attendees or participants, and will be held at the Marriott Springhill Suites in Denton, TX.

All PhD students are encouraged to submit their research, keeping in mind that the prompt is “Data Curation and Visualization”, which is inclusive but not limited to information science, linguistics, learning technologies, data science and analytics, and computer science. Faculty are also encouraged to register for the event and to submit research that has been co-authored with PhD students.

Follow the link below to register for the event, as well as to submit your research, no later than March 31st, 2017. Please submit abstracts of your work, limited to 250 words (not inclusive of title or keywords), and note the category of your work: ongoing and completed research papers, research project report for continuing efforts, or dissertation presentation competition. Notifications of accepted submissions will be made the following week, no later than April 4th.

For questions please contact Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh at or Dr. Yunfei Du at .

Submit an abstract.

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Marriott Springhill Suites Denton

1434 Centre Place Drive

Denton, Texas 76205 USA



Schedule of Events

7:30 AM   : Registration and Coffee

8:00 AM   : Workshops

10:00 AM : Paper Sessions (Ongoing and Completed research)

12:00 PM : Onsite Lunch Sponsored by Department of Information Science

1:00 PM   : Grant-funding & Research Project Reports

3:00 PM   : TED Style Ph.D. Presentations

5:00 PM   : Awards and Closing Remarks

**The dissertation presentation competition will be styled similar to TedTalks, giving each participant 10 minutes to present their work with visual aids. This option is open to PhD students who have taken their qualifying exams, but have not yet defended their dissertation, a chance to practice for their dissertation proposal and/ or defense.

*For attendees who wish to book a room at the hotel on the nights of the 12th or 13th, a discounted rate is available to our group for reservations made directly with the hotel. Call the phone number listed above and mention the name of the event when making your reservation. 





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