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Tue, 26 Feb 2002 08:17:12 +0100
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Theories of Computer-Mediated Work


Aarhus, Denmark - October 24-25, 2002 (after NordiCHI 2002)


In many ways human-computer interaction, or human-machine interaction 
has become too limited a perspective that needs to be rethought. 
Conceptually, computer-mediated work, interaction design and other 
terms have been proposed to focus on these new concerns. We need to 
deal with technological challenges that encompass a variety of 
technologies dynamically interconnected in complex webs. These 
technologies are used by new groups of users, in new and 
ever-changing constellations of collaborators, at work, at home and 
on the move. Work is increasingly characterised by co-operation 
between collaborators in information intensive and dynamical work 
settings needing to adapt rapidly to changes in environmental 
conditions and demands. This rapidly changing work requires 
crossdisciplinary collaboration and communication among individuals 
and teams within and across organisations.

In order to address these demands for technologies and uses, we are 
in serious need of new theories, and new ways of dealing with theory 
in design. In particular, a reconceptualisation of the borderlines 
between technical and human disciplines is needed in order to 
facilitate co-operative work and cope with the dynamic change of work 
activities and information needs, and in generally to handle the 
intervowen nature of technology and work.

The conference addresses such questions as

* How may we reconceptualise human-computer interaction, or 
human-machine interaction?

* Which new concerns need to be dealt with and how?

* Flexible interaction, flexible mediation - how to understand it, 
how to support it?

* Interaction paradigms that include babyfaces as well as full-room interaction

* Dynamics, emergence, tailoring - how to understand it, how to support it?

* How do we understand the aspects of interaction and mediation that 
result from cooperation between heterogeneous user groups in changing 
constellations of collaborators?

* Navigation and orientation in complex, dynamic information spaces

* Support for communication, support for doing - media, tools or beyond?

* How do we understand and support learning in use, together and apart?

The conference will include published proceedings, plenary 
presentations, panels and workshops emphasising the active 
involvement of every participant.

Program committee: Annelise Mark Pejtersen and Peter Bøgh Andersen 
(chairs). Liam Bannon, Susanne Bødker, John Carroll, Mark Dunlop, 
Raya Fidel, Jonathan Grudin, Kari Kuutti, Wendy Mackay, Mihai Nadin, 
Frieder Nake, Yvonne Rogers, Penny Sanderson, Kerstin 
Severinson-Eklundh, Dan Shapiro, Volker Wulf

Conference chair: Susanne Bødker ([log in to unmask])


Deadline for papers, panels and workshop proposals: March 15, 2002

Proposals must be submitted to

For submission formats please follow the format guidelines of 
NordiCHI2002  (

Further information:

For further information on NordiCHI 2002, see


Susanne Bødker
professor, dr.scient.

Center for Human-Machine Interaction
Center for New Ways of Working
                                                tel +45 8942 5630
University of Aarhus, Denmark                   fax +45 8942 5624