MIRS 2018

MIRS 2018

Knowledge Learning and Re-learning

Sponsored by KIPA, UNT College of Information, and UNT ASIS&T
April, 26, 2018


Registration Form

8AM Event registration and refreshments

8:45AM Official Welcome

Dr. Shobhana Chelliah
College of Information Associate Dean of Research and Development

9AM Information Interactions  

Theoretical Literature Review: Tracing the life-cycle of Instrumental Leadership and its implication for future expansion in HRD.

Monica Thapa, Meaghan Blakey, Kerry Romine and Dr. John Turner

Impact of Perceived Leadership Style on Employees’ Work Stress: Moderating and Mediating role Big 5 personality traits

Aly Raza Syed and Khaliq Ur Rehman

The blind and their interaction with video games

Karina Ramos, Rose Baker and John Turner

9:50AM Information Frameworks, Concepts, and Themes


Eric Upchurch

An Integrative Literature Review of Data Ethics in Information Science: A Work in Progress

Ana Roeschley and Malak Khader

The Need to Synthesize Technology Skills for High School Teachers in the United States through the Lens of Digital Divide

Uriel Onye and Hammad Khan

10:40AM Break

10:50AM Topic Analysis, Indexing, and Information Retrieval

Text Mining for Contributor-Generated Metadata: A Work in Progress

Ana Roeschley

Technology trend monitoring through topic analysis of Chinese science and technology reports

Jingye Qu and Jiangping Chen

Precision Medicine Information Retrieval

Sahar Behpour, Abbas Goudarzi, Jinfeng Zhou and Haihua Chen

12PM Lunch and Poster Session

Introduction to the Poster Session by COI Dean Kinshuk


Information Seeking Behaviors of Women Engineers in the United States

Schenita Floyd

Data Science Tools in Data Research

Sai Varun Teja Mudumba, Sai Charan Reddy Chintha, Pranav Modem, Urmila Ponnagandla and     Guillermo Oyarce

A brave new frontier: How Virtual Reality can lead to knowledge rediscovery in Sub-Sahara Africa

Newton Buliva

Comparing Software Implementations to Efficiently Clean Data

Karthik Sagar Tadi, Ramya Koya and Guillermo Oyarce

Impact of Intelligent Paper Recognition System on Cognitive Skills

Chukwuka Iwundu


Kavya Terala, Sujitha Lingala and Niharika Erasani

Comprehensive strategic analysis of traffic violation data to prevent traffic hazards

Shravya Rao, Deepti Vispute, Goutami Bheemreddy and Sai Kishore Ravuri

Plugged-In: The Effects on Small Businesses from Technology Utilization in Training Sessions

Sarah Schaffer

1PM COI Alumni Association Presentation

1:15PM Information Behavior

Information Seeking about Cyber Bullying Through Text Mining of News

Juergen Stegmair

Information Seeking Behavior of Library and Information Science Faculty at the University of North Texas and Kuwait University: A Comparative Study

Saleh Aljalahmah, Reem Alkhaledi and Hui-Yu Hsiung

The Impact of Technology Upon Family Co-Play Roles

Debbie Cockerham

Examining Oklahoma Voters’ Experience with “Fake News” on Social Media

Tara Zimmerman

2:30PM Break

2:45PM Media, Technology, and Information

Remote Presentations

Entropy: A Novel Approach to Measuring Cognitive Load (Ongoing Research Paper)

Amanda Hovious

Perception and Imaging: Cultural Representation in Photography

Rowena Li (Remote Presenter)

Revisiting Indexing and Abstracting in the Digital Era

Samantha King and Daniel Alemneh

3:45PM Dissertation Competition

The Role of Fashion in Protests against the Majority Culture: An Exploratory Study

Giselle Greenidge

Information Sharing and Storage Behavior via Cloud Computing: Security and Privacy in Research and Practice and Users’ Trust

Duha Alsmadi

The Impact of an Inquiry-based Learning Curriculum upon Smartphone Usage among Adolescents with Learning and Attentional Difficulties

Debbie Cockerham

Work Motivation and Knowledge Sharing Behavior: A Self-Determination Theory Approach

Robin Tamez

An Examination of Smart City Phenomena Through The Lens of Case Study

Abdulrahman Habib

4:40PM Awards and Closing Remarks

Dr. Yunfei Du, College of Information Associate Dean of Academics

The MIRS 2018 Planning Committee would like to give special thanks to KIPA, UNT College of Information, LTEC, Department of Information Science, Dean Kinshuk, Dr. Yunfei Du, Dr. Shobhana Chelliah, Dr. Daniel Alemneh, Dr. Annie Kim, Dr. Rose Baker, LeAnne Coffey, Rebecca How, and Lisa Thompson.

Our organizing committee are: 
Ana Roeschley
LeAnn Boyce
Malak Khader
Abdulrahman Habib
Amanda Hovious
Deborah Caldwell

UNT Discovery Park
Agora Room
1st Floor, G Wing, Suite 150

3940 N Elm St
Denton, TX 76207