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CALL for Participation

Tailoring Cooperation:
Creating a Research Agenda for Tailorable Systems in Cooperative Work
(http://ecscw2003.oulu.fi/ecscw_ws8.htm)

Workshop at ECSCW 2003, 14th -18th September 2003, Helsinki, Finland
(http://ecscw2003.oulu.fi/)

Tailoring is an area of research in HCI & CSCW that combines design and 
use of computer systems in a radically new way. Tailoring is closely 
related to end-user programming (e.g. spreadsheet development) and a 
general term to encompass both endeavors is End-User Development 
(http://giove.cnuce.cnr.it/eud-net.htm).

This workshop addresses tailoring as a technique for systems 
development, in particular systems and applications that need to evolve 
to meet the changing needs of cooperative work practices and 
organizations. Another emphasis is put on the cooperative activity of 
tailoring itself; i.e. collaboration between end users and super users 
to accomplish local tailoring tasks and indirect cooperation between 
developers and end users to simplify the communication and 
understanding of tailorable systems.

A goal of the workshop is to report and compare ongoing research and 
late breaking news in tailoring and end-user development to the CSCW 
community, to explore the challenges and future potentials of emerging 
technologies, and to identify new directions for research on end-user 
development in cooperative settings.

Although the basic issues of tailoring have been presented and 
discussed in the HCI and CSCW communities for some time, there has not 
been a systematic approach to map out the field, to identify promising 
lines of future research, and to build bridges to larger areas such as 
software engineering and information systems. With this workshop we 
intend to bring researchers and practictioners together, in particular 
those concerned with design, implementation, use, and real life 
assessment of tailorable systems from a multitude of perspectives. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*       Studies on collaborative tailoring and end-user development;
*       Tailoring environments, technical support for tailors and 
end-user developers;
*       Cooperation among super users and end users;
*       Cooperation among developers and end users;
*       Architectures for flexible and adaptable systems;
*       Designing for change: how to anticipate future change and 
design for it.

Participants will be selected on the basis of (up to four pages) 
position papers. A brief biography describing the reasons for the 
interest should be appended. Presenters of accepted submissions should 
send a refined (up to) five pages position paper one month prior to the 
workshop. The position papers together with a summary of the discussion 
at the workshop will be published as a technical report. The organizers 
are searching out possibilities of a journal issue dedicated to 
Tailoring Cooperation.

Please send your position paper to: [log in to unmask]
Deadline for submissions: June 13st, 2003
Notification of acceptance: July 14th, 2003

Program Committee:

Susanne Bodker, ┼rhus University, Denmark
Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, USA
Daniela Fogli, UniversitÓ di Brescia, Italy
Austin Henderson, Rivendel Consulting, USA
Catherine Letondal, UniversitÚ de Paris-Sud, France
Olle Lindeberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Philippe Palanque, University of Toulouse, France
Fabio Paterno, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Volkmar Pipek, University of Bonn, Germany
Markus Won, University of Bonn, Germany

Questions? Send email to Yvonne Dittrich ([log in to unmask])
The workshop will be organized in cooperation with EUD-Net, the European
Network of Excellence on End-User Development 
(http://giove.cnuce.cnr.it/eud-net.htm).

Organizers:
Yvonne Dittrich, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Anders M°rch, InterMedia, University of Oslo, Norway
Volker Wulf, University of Siegen and Frauenhofer FIT, Germany

_____________________________________
Anders Morch, Ph.D.
InterMedia, University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1161 Blindern
0318 Oslo, Norway
Office: +47 228 40713
URL: http://www.intermedia.uio.no/

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