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Mon, 30 May 2011 01:23:22 +0200
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*EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award*

  IT artifacts pervade almost all aspects of our daily lives, so much so 
that almost all our day-to-day practices involve interaction with them. 
A radical re-thinking of the computing field which recognizes the 
complex relationship between system and practice has been slowly 
gathering momentum over the past quarter century, and emphasis is now 
shifting from an exclusive concern with hardware and software to aspects 
of the human, social, and organizational contexts within which 
information and communication technologies are both being designed and 
used. The design of innovative IT artifacts needs to be understood as 
relying upon, interacting with, and challenging given social practices. 
These shifts imply a radical approach to methodology, one which is 
fundamentally interdisciplinary. The most important contributions to 
this developing understanding draw on psychology, sociology, management 
science, and information systems research as well as the more 
traditional computer science and engineering approaches. The issues at 
hand are vibrant and substantive and have profound implications for the 
research paradigm in many fields of applied computer science.

The EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to scholars for 
outstanding contributions to the reorientation of the computing field. 
This award recognizes the very best work in shaping the field. It is 
given for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and is honored with 
5,000 Euro. The criteria for selecting the award winner are:

    * Cumulative contributions to the field,
    * Influence on the work of others,
    * Development of new research directions.

The EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Award is the most prestigious award in this 
emerging field. It will be granted each second year. The winners will 
become honorary member of EUSSET -- The European Society for Socially 
Embedded Technologies.

*Award Committee: *The Award Committee consists of five members and is 
appointed jointly by the European Society for Socially Embedded 
Technologies (EUSSET) and the International Institute for 
Socio-Informatics (IISI). The Awards committee is chaired by Dave 
Randall, University of Siegen, and selects the winner of the Award. 
Members of the Award Committee are: Mark Ackerman, University of 
Michigan; Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research; Kari Kuutti, University of 
Oulu; and Markus Rohde, International Institute for Socio-Informatics.

The committee gathers nominations for the award and decides who will 
receive the Award. A successful candidate will need at least two 
nominations from within the academic community. The Award Committee 
seeks input from many sources in reaching its decision. It can decide to 
split the Award among more than one winner. To prevent conflicts of 
interest, neither current members of the Award Committee nor actors 
holding official positions in EUSSET or IISI can win the award.

        Nomination Process: Nominations must be submitted in English and
        must include:

    * the name of the nominee,
    * his/her university or research institution,
    * a outline of his/her previous career (Curriculum Vitae),
    * and a factual and informative description of the candidate's
      merits, specifically how the nominee meets the criteria for the award

These documents (no more than 12 pages in total) should be sent to the 
chair of the Awards Committee ([log in to unmask]). Nominations 
must be submitted by 30th July 2011. The Award will be handed over for 
the first time at ECSCW 2011.


*Background Information*

The /European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies/(EUSSET, <>) is a networked organizational 
forum dedicated to the development of technological tools and 
infrastructures that incorporate a human-centered design perspective in 
computing. The members of EUSSET come from a variety of organizations 
and disciplines, but they share a passion for developing a range of more 
integrative, interdisciplinary approaches to the design, development and 
use of new technologies for work, home and play.

The /International Institute for Socio-Informatics /(IISI, 
<>) was founded to investigate into the design of 
computer applications in support of social systems. An interdisciplinary 
group of researchers works at the intersection of computer science, 
social science, learning science, and design. Taking into account 
current developments of the internet, multimedia and mobile computing, 
the main focus of IISI is on a user-oriented and sustainable design of 
information technology.

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