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Dear Colleagues,


This is a reminder that the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the
University of Maryland will be hosting a Workshop on "Collaborative
Sensemaking" as part of its 24th annual Symposium on June 1, 2007.

This event offers you the opportunity to meet researchers in the field of
Collaborative Sensemaking and learn about cutting edge collaborative
sensemaking systems and theories. Attached is detailed information about the
workshop. Please visit
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/tutorials-workshops.shtml or contact Yan Qu (
[log in to unmask]) if you have further questions.

Please feel free to pass this information along to any of your interested
colleagues.


Yan Qu & Daniel M. Russell
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Yan Qu , Ph.D .   Email: [log in to unmask]
Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park


Daniel M. Russell
Search Quality & User Happiness
Google

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*Collaborative Sensemaking Workshop*


HCIL's 24th Annual Symposium

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
June 1st, 2007**



*Organizers:*

Yan Qu, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Dan Russell, Google, USA

Nikhil Sharma, University of Michigan, USA



*Description:*

Sensemaking is a ubiquitous activity in our daily life with cognitive and
social dimensions. It arises when people face new situations, problems or
opportunities. Sensemaking is not always an individual activity, but can
involve groups of people. For example, a group of intelligence analysts may
work together to unearth a terrorist attack, a family may plan a vacation
trip, or scientists in a research field may explore a new research question
in collaboration. The design of systems that support collaborative
sensemaking is particularly challenging because of the lack of understanding
of the dynamic process and the requirement of rich knowledge representations
involved.

The Collaborative Sensemaking Workshop, as part of the 24th Annual
Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) Symposium, will discuss design
challenges for systems supporting collaborative sensemaking and present
cutting edge systems and theories in this field.

Specific topics that we hope to address include (but not restricted to):

   - Collaborative sensemaking behavior
   - Design methodology of systems that support collaborative sensemaking
   - Representation construction in collaborative sensemaking
   - New system or tools that support collaborative sensemaking



Interested participants should submit a position paper (one or two pages)
and a short biography to Yan Qu [log in to unmask] by May 6th, 2007.



*Important Dates:*

Submission deadline: May 6th, 2007

Notification of acceptance: May 8th, 2007

Workshop: June 1st, 2007



*Workshop registration fee*: $60 (covers breakfast, lunch, and snack).



*Please visit http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/tutorials-workshops.shtml or
contact [log in to unmask] for most updated information. *

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