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CSCW2011 Workshop on "Designing Social and Collaborative Systems for China"

Hangzhou, China
March 19, 2011

Submission deadline: December 20, 2010


Despite the rise of social and collaborative software in China, relatively
little research has been thus far conducted within the Chinese context. This
one-day workshop focuses on the intriguing intersection of CSCW and China.
It aims to serve as a catalyst towards establishing a community of
researchers and practitioners around this emerging topic.

This workshop will bring together a mix of CSCW researchers and
practitioners, including social scientists, psychologists, designers,
engineers and computer scientists, who are interested in designing social
and collaborative systems for China, both Chinese and International, to (a)
examine the development and use of social and collaborative technologies in
China or for Chinese culture; (b) explore various viewpoints on timely
issues and topics regarding CSCW and China; (c) outline approaches and
identify some basic guidelines for building CSCW tools for China; and (d)
foster an international community regarding CSCW and China.

To achieve the goals stated above, four activities will be organized in the
1-day workshop: (a) an invited talk will be given by a leading Chinese
Internet company to share their experience of designing social and
collaborative systems for Chinese users; (b) a panel will be held by 3-5
prominent researchers and practitioners in the field to discuss the leading
issues associated with CSCW and Chinese culture;  (c) workshop participants
will present their research, work on collaborative activities and
collectively examine a set of case studies, theoretical papers, experience
reports and methods for designing CSCW systems for China; (d) group
discussion will address specific topics of interest identified in the

Please visit our website for the latest information about our keynote
speaker and panelists.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
● Systems/Technologies
○ CSCW systems designed for Chinese users or taking into account the
characteristics of Chinese users in general
○ Social and collaborative software for Chinese enterprises
○ Emerging social and collaborative technologies in China (e.g., mobile,
virtual world, etc.)
○ Social and collaborative technologies for bridging the gaps between China
and other cultures
○ Social and collaborative technologies for less-connected population and
areas (e.g., the elderly, migrant workers, etc.)
● Studies/Analyses
○ Social analysis of Chinese Internet, online communities, social media
(online games, online social networks, online forums, instant messaging,
blogs, microblogging, wikis, etc.)
○ Cross-cultural studies of CSCW systems comparing Chinese users and users
from other cultures
● Reflections
○ Philosophies, experiences, lessons, reflections, principles, methodologies
for studying, designing, designing, and deploying CSCW systems for the
Chinese users (or taking into account the characteristics of Chinese users)
○ Reflections on what the Chinese CSCW research should learn from the
broader CSCW research (e.g., ICT4D research conducted elsewhere that has
particular insights/implications for the Chinese context)
○ Reflections on the implications of Chinese CSCW to the broader CSCW
research (e.g., what unique/useful/interesting phenomenon/perspectives that
Chinese CSCW can offer to the broader CSCW research)
● Communities
○ History, development, evolution, focus and trends of CSCW research and
practice community in China

We will invite a few prominent researchers and practitioners as invited
speakers and panelists. Others interested in participating should apply for
the workshop by submitting a 1-page abstract or outline of their workshop
paper. We are calling for two types of workshop papers: work-in-progress
papers and position papers. A work-in-progress paper should present
original, unpublished research or recent developments in the topics related
to the workshop. A position paper should describe the authors’ experiences,
findings, views or interests relevant to the themes of the workshop. We also
ask that authors include their short biographies when submitting their
abstract. We equally welcome submissions from Chinese and non-Chinese
cultures to share their perspectives.

Each submission will be reviewed by 2-3 PC members. The workshop
co-organizers will do the final selection based on the reviews. We expect to
accept 10-25 submissions depending on their potential contributions to the
discussion and with the goal of creating a diverse group of participants.
Once accepted, the final paper is due in a month.

All workshop papers must be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Extended
Abstract Format. The maximum length of the paper is 4 pages.

E-mail your abstract to Yang Wang, at wang AT

December 20, 2010: abstract due
January 3, 2010: notification of acceptance
January 7, 2011: conference early registration deadline:
February 1, 2011: final paper due
March 19-20, 2011: workshop

Note: At least one author of each accepted submission is required to
register for the workshop by January 7, 2011.

Yang Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Xiang Cao (Microsoft Research Asia)
Qinying Liao (IBM Research China)
Yingxin Pan (IBM Research China)

John Thomas (IBM Research)
Gary Olson (University of California, Irvine)

Program Committee
Jianming Dong (Huawei)
Matthew Kam (Carnegie Mellon University)
Yong Ming Kow (University of California, Irvine)
Xueming Lang (Google China)
Silvia Lindtner (University of California, Irvine)
Zhengjie Liu (Dalian Maritime University and Sino European Usability Center)
Bonnie Nardi (University of California, Irvine)
Elisa Oreglia (University of California, Berkeley)
Yan Qu (University of Maryland)
Ravi Vatrapu (Copenhagen Business School)
Qianying (Jane) Wang (Lenovo)
Yuan Yao (Netease Lab)
Qiping Zhang (Long Island University)
Shengdong Zhao (National University of Singapore)

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