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"Mueller, Claudia" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mueller, Claudia
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:17:32 +0200
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Dear colleagues, 

due to several requests the submission deadline for workshop position papers is extended to June 26th!

Best regards, 

************CALL FOR PAPERS***************

Enhancing interaction spaces by social media for the elderly
Workshop at ECSCW 2009, Vienna, Austria September 7th


The extension of CSCW research towards new domains, such as the home, 
has brought up many ideas to support ageing in place. However, the 
social wellbeing as a pivotal pillar of healthiness besides physical and 
psychical health has not gained much attention yet. This workshop aims 
to address the area of social wellbeing of the elderly by means of 
focussing on social media, such as Social TV and social support online 
communities for elder people in their homes. By bringing together CSCW 
and social media researchers we wish to open up discussions on the 
development of new interaction and coordination spaces for wellbeing and 
social support which enhance the spaces of physical home environments. 
The workshop especially welcomes empirical studies and work which pay 
attention to concepts of spatiality and by this shed light on modes of 
perception, appropriation and use of spaces by elder persons for 
informing domestic media design.

Contributions are welcomed on such topics as:
- Ethnographic studies on elderly people at home.
- Analysis and design of software fostering existing local communities 
and personal networks.
- Analysis and design of online social support systems.
- Design of software contributing to formulate virtual generational 
- Design of (haptic) input/output devices in the context of social 
medial for the elderly.
- Usage studies of home-based social media applications by elderly people.

Important dates
- 20th of June - Deadline for position papers
- 6th of July - Notification of acceptance (early registration end 17th 
of July)
- 7th-8th of September - Workshops days at ECSCW

Submission details
Position papers should contain a brief overview (max. 5000 words) over 
the key ideas of the presentation and some information on the 
occupational background of the submitter.
Papers have to be sent as a .pdf or .doc file to [log in to unmask]
After the workshop, the authors will have the optional possibility to 
send a long version of their position paper for a publication in a 
special issue.

Myriam Lewkowicz*, Claudia Mueller+, Cornelius Neufeldt+, Volker Wulf+
*Universite de Technologie de Troyes (UTT), France
+ University of Siegen, Germany
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Claudia Mueller M.A.

Graduate School "Locating Media/ Situierte Medien"
and Institute for Information Systems
University of Siegen
Hoelderlinstr. 3
57068 Siegen, Germany

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