*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
*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
* 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.
The /European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies/(EUSSET,
www.eusset.eu <http://www.eusset.eu>) 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, www.iisi.de
<http://www.iisi.de>) 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
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