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Anders Morch <[log in to unmask]>
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*** Apologies for multiple postings ***
Call for Papers
CoPDA 2013:
International Workshop on Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age
Empowering End Users to Improve their Quality of Life

In conjunction with IS-EUD 2013 (
June 11, 2013 - IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Digital Age is defined by the use of technology to support the way 
people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives. 
Digital age therefore offers new and exciting opportunities to people, 
but it also presents new challenges to researchers and designers. Issues 
such as utility, efficiency, productivity, trust and other human values 
should be considered in a holistic sense oriented to enhance the 
'quality of life' of people.

The goal of this workshop is to promote the study of the new realities 
provided by the emerging of digital age. The following questions will be 
explored (but no limited to):

- How and how much cultures of participation affect, positively or 
negatively, end users’ quality of life?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of cultures of participation 
for fostering collaborative problem-solving activities?
- What does it mean to do EUD in large communities and mass 
collaboration? (e.g. can we accept user generated content, UGC, as a 
form of EUD or is it simply use in CP terminology)
- What about creating a building or interactive event in Second Life, 
would that be an instance of meta-design or EUD?

- What are the methods to employ to study the activities of cultures of 
- How to support different levels of participation (e.g. interested 
outsiders, collaborators, partial contributors, full contributors, 
meta-designers, etc.)?
- How to assess individual contributions in terms of contributing to a 
common goal?
- How to assess the quality of a contribution? Is it possible or of 
interest to distinguish ‘good’ and ‘bad’? Moreover, are there really 
‘bad’ contributions?
- How to design for massive EUD, e.g. a type of meta design?
- How to provide zones of end-user development (ZEUD) in socio 
technical systems, like hooks and open points in the run-time 
environments of these systems so that end-user developers can create 
personally motivated extensions?

- How EUD tools can support cultures of participation?
- What types of interactive environments can stimulate participation?
- What kind of technological platforms could support large community 
and mass collaboration EUD?

cultures of participation, digital living, end-user development, 
socio-technical systems, meta-design

Perspective participants are invited to submit a 2-4 pages position 
paper formatted according to the Springer LNCS style
( Authors 
can submit and update submissions through the EasyChair system at Two members 
of the Program Committee will review each submission.

Important dates
Paper Submission Deadline: March 14, 2013
Notification to Authors: March 21, 2013
Registration: [according to IS-EUD 2013 registration policy]
Workshop date: June 11, 2013

Organizing Committee
David Díez Cebollero (University of Madrid Carlos III, Spain)
Anders Mørch (University of Oslo, Norway) 
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Antonio Piccinno (University of Bari, Italy) [log in to unmask]
Stefano Valtolina (University of Milan, Italy) [log in to unmask]

Program Committee
Ignacio Aedo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Barbara Rita Barricelli (University of West London, UK)
Maria Francesca Costabile (Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
Paloma Diaz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado at Boulder, US)
Daniela Fogli (Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy)
Elisa Giaccardi (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Thomas Herrmann (Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany)
Monica Maceli (Drexel University, US)
Maristella Matera (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Volker Wulf (University of Siegen, Germany)


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