Best Poster Award for RAT
On October 6th and 7th, 2022, the conference “Informationswissenschaft im Wandel. Wissenschaftliche Tagung” (IWWT22) took place at the Haus der Universität in Dusseldorf. The program included a variety of presentations around the topic of information science.
On the first day, several papers in the areas of information retrieval and knowledge representation and information behavior were presented in two sessions. In the first session Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski presented the paper “Influences on the results of commercial search engines: modeling and empirical results” authored by Dirk Lewandowski, Sebastian Schultheiß and Sebastian Sünkler. Later there was a poster session where several projects were presented, including the Result Assessment Tool (RAT). The interesting exchange that took place during the session provided many new ideas and suggestions for the application of RAT.
The second day started with the award ceremony of the Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award. The award for the best paper went to “Development of a Problem-Solving Information Anxiety Scale” by Johanna M. Askeridis. Due to the very close result, there were two winners of the Best Poster Award: Once the poster “DESIVE² – Understanding Disinformation Behavior Better: An App for Information Behavior Research” by Lennart Perrey, Maria Henkel and Isabella Peters (presented by Lennart Perrey) and – much to our delight – to the poster “Result Assessment Tool. Software for conducting studies based on search results“ by Sebastian Sünkler, Nurce Yagci, Daniela Sygulla, Sonja von Mach, Sebastian Schultheiß and Dirk Lewandowski (presented by Daniela Sygulla).
The rest of the second day of the conference featured a stimulating panel on Social Media Data – Challenges and Opportunities, and the third session presented two papers from the field of scientometrics. Finally, groups engaged in a discourse on information science in transition in terms of research and teaching.
The RAT team is very happy about the award and the very pleasant discourse that took place at the poster session.