Overview

Position paper submissions due September 27, 2019 (Date revised!)

Workshop Overview & Goals

Process has been a topic of concern for CSCW since the beginning. Contemporary developments in sociotechnical landscapes have raised a number of new challenges for the study of processes (e.g., massive online communities that bring together vast crowds; Big Data technologies that connect many through the flow of data across sites and contexts; etc.). These developments re-open questions about how we study, document, conceptualize, and design to support processes in complex, contemporary sociotechnical systems.

This one-day workshop will bring together researchers and scholars across academia and industry to: discuss the CSCW community’s unique focus and methodological toolkit for studying process and workflow; provide a collaborative space for the improvement and extension of new and ongoing research projects within this space; and catalyze a network of scholars with expertise and interest in addressing challenging methodological questions around studying process in contemporary, sociotechnical systems.

This workshop has three aims:

  1. To foreground the CSCW community’s established and novel approaches for the study of processes and identify areas for improvement through engagement with other disciplines;
  2. To provide a collaborative space for the improvement and extension of new and ongoing research projects within this space; and
  3. To catalyze a network of scholars with expertise and interest in addressing challenging research domains within this space.

Interested participants should read the Workshop Motivation & Themes then prepare and submit a 2-4 page position paper in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format.

Key Dates

  • September 27, 2019 (revised date) — Position papers due
  • October 7, 2019 (revised date) — Notification of acceptance
  • October 13, 2019 — Participants confirm attendance to workshop organizers & provide camera ready copy of their position paper
  • November 10, 2019 — Workshop @ CSCW’19 in Austin

Dates may be adjusted once CSCW early registration deadline is announced!

Questions?

Contact Christine Wolf (ctwolf @ us.ibm.com) or Drew Paine (pained @ lbl.gov) and the organizing team will get back to you.

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