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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 26th September 2008
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CSCW and Human Factors - Where are we now and what are the challenges?
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Organised by: 
John Wilson, University of Nottingham, UK Harshada Patel, University of
Nottingham, UK Michael Pettitt, University of Nottingham, UK
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Workshop description: 
Advanced technical visions of supporting collaborative work are now
becoming plausible commercial solutions. However, their success relies
on applying human factors techniques to ensure that systems meet actual
user needs, support real collaboration, and can demonstrate measurable
benefits. This workshop addresses the current status of human factors
research in CSCW. We will draw on the organisers' experiences of the
European Commission project CoSpaces (FP6-IST-5-034245) to discuss the
various challenges facing human factors professionals in software
development. Three main topics will be considered: 
*	Collaboration models - development of a descriptive
collaboration model; how models could guide the development of CSCW
tools 
*	User requirements elicitation - challenges and techniques
appropriate for CSCW 
*	Evaluation - methodological and logistical challenges; model and
framework driven approaches; usefulness of results. 
This workshop will interest human factors specialists, organisational
and social psychologists, those interested in collaboration modelling,
and anyone with experience of evaluating CSCW applications. 
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Participation requirements
Attendance will be limited to between 10 and 15 places, selected
according to submission of position papers covering interesting research
in the areas described above.  Position papers should be no more than
four pages and conform to the CSCW conference format.  Abstracts should
be submitted by 26th September 2008 to Michael Pettitt
([log in to unmask]); successful participants will be
informed by 29th September 2008.  Participants will be required to give
a short presentation (max. 15 minutes), with the remainder of the
session involving discussion, brainstorming and small-group break-out
sessions. 
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Dr Michael Pettitt 
Research Fellow
Human Factors Research Group
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK 
NG7 2RD
tel: +44 (0)115 951 4038
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