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Anders Mørch <[log in to unmask]>
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2nd CALL for Participation

Tailoring Cooperation:
Creating a Research Agenda for Tailorable Systems in Cooperative Work

Workshop at ECSCW 2003, 14th -18th September 2003, Helsinki, Finland

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 endeavours is End-User Development 
( ).

This workshop addresses tailoring as a technique for systems 
development: How to make new systems tailorable (e.g. design for 
tailorability) and techniques and tools for evolving tailor-enabled 
systems to meet the changing needs of cooperative work practices in 
user organizations. Another emphasis is put on the cooperative activity 
of tailoring itself; i.e. collaboration between end users and super 
users in a user organization to accomplish tailoring tasks and indirect 
cooperation between developers and 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 Bødker, University of Århus, Denmark
Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, USA
Daniela Fogli, Università di Brescia, Italy
Austin Henderson, Rivendel Consulting, USA
Catherine Letondal, Université 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

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 ( ).

Yvonne Dittrich, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Anders Mørch, InterMedia, University of Oslo, Norway
Volker Wulf, University of Siegen and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

Anders Morch, Ph.D.
InterMedia, University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1161 Blindern
0318 Oslo, Norway
Office: +47 228 40713