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C&T 2017 – Technology for the Common Good
26-30 June 2017, Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT), France


* Keynote and accepted papers (long, short, and case studies) announced
* Early-bird registration extended to May 11
* Doctoral consortium applications due June 2
* Several workshops still have open deadlines


The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.

C&T 2017 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, informatics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. For the 2017 round of C&T, we welcome contributions that particularly pay attention on technology that can be deployed for the common good.

The conference program includes competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers and case studies, as well as pre-conference workshops, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynotes.

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in Troyes!

Myriam Lewkowicz, Markus Rohde
Conference Chairs
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Three Challenges for Politics and Technology Development: Organizational Complexity, Virtuality, and Design Values

Lance Bennett & Alan Borning

The democratic process is in chaos in many nations. What role has technology played in this to date, and what are realistic goals for the role of technology in the future? How can we best design and develop technologies to support democratic process with participation from community members? How can we learn from deployments and help communities adapt to actual uses and results? These elements of the talk will be illustrated with examples from different community projects we have done together, including a crowd sourced voter deliberation platform, a virtual assembly site for Occupy Wall Street, and a planned international thought network to address related problems of economy, environment, and democracy.

Lance Bennett
Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Director, Center for Communication & Civic Engagement

Alan Borning
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering,
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

== ACCEPTED PAPERS (long, short, and case studies) 

Jennifer Marlow, Jason Wiese and Daniel Avrahami. Exploring the Effects of Audience Visibility on Presenters and Attendees in Online Educational Presentations

Anna De Liddo, Brian Plüss and Paul Wilson. A Novel Method to Gauge Audience Engagement with Televised Election Debates through Instant, Nuanced Feedback Elicitation

Janis Meissner and Geraldine Fitzpatrick. Urban Knitting: Rethinking Yarn and Technology for Practices of Urban Participation and Hybrid Crafting

Susanne Bødker, Peter Lyle and Joanna Saad-Sulonen. Untangling the Mess of Technological Artifacts: Investigating Community Artifact Ecologies

Manuel Portela and Lucia Paz Errandonea. The role of Participatory Social Mapping in the struggle of the territory and the right to the city: A case study in Buenos Aires

Airi Lampinen, Donald McMillan, Barry Brown, Zarah Faraj, Deha Nemutlu Cambazoglu and Christian Virtala. Friendly but not Friends: Designing for Spaces Between Friendship and Unfamiliarity

Dan Richardson, Clara Crivellaro, Ahmed Kharrufa, Kyle Montague and Patrick Olivier. Exploring Public Places as Infrastructures for Civic M-Learning

Colin Dodds, Ahmed Kharrufa, Anne Preston, Catherine Preston and Patrick Olivier. Remix Portal: Connecting Classrooms with Local Music Communities

David Hendry, Norah Abokhodair, Rose Paquet Kinsley and Jill Palzkill Woelfer. Homeless Young People, Jobs, and a Future Vision: Community Members’ Perceptions of the Job Co-op

Osama Mansour and Nasrine Olson. Interpersonal Influence in Viral Social Media – A Study of Refugee Stories on Virality

Lars Rune Christensen and Thomas Hildebrandt. Modelling Cooperative Work at a Medical Department

Luke Hespanhol. More than Smart, Beyond Resilient: Networking Communities for Antifragile Cities

Sara Vannini, David Nemer and Isabella Rega. Integrating mobile technologies to achieve community development goals: the case of telecenters in Brazil

Lisa Nathan, Michelle Kaczmarek, Maggie Castor, Shannon Cheng and Raquel Mann. Unsettling Research Practice

Annika Wolff, Matthew Barker and Marian Petre. Creating a Datascape: a game to support communities in using open data

Marly Samuel, Jennyfer Taylor, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus and Marko Nieminen. Improving the flow of livelihood information among unemployed youth in an informal settlement of Windhoek, Namibia

Ann Light, Alison Powell and Irina Shklovski. Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age

Daniel Auferbauer and Hilda Tellioglu. Centralized Crowdsourcing in Disaster Management: Findings and Implications

Reem Talhouk, Tom Bartindale, Kyle Montague, Sandra Mesmar, Chaza Akik, Ali Ghassani, Martine Najem, Hala Ghattas, Patrick Olivier and Madeline Balaam. Implications of Synchronous IVR Radio on Syrian Refugee Health and Community Dynamics

Johanna Ylipulli, Anna Luusua and Timo Ojala. Magic as a Creative Metaphor in Technology Design

Katja Neureiter, Johannes Vollmer, Rebecca Luisa Gerwert Vaz de Carvalho and Manfred Tscheligi. Starting up an E-Mentoring Relationship. A User Study.

Di Lu, Rosta Farzan and Claudia López. To Go or not to Go! What Influences Newcomers of Hybrid Communities to Participate Offline

Aditya Johri and Seungwon Yang. Scaffolded Help for Informal Learning: How Experts Support Newcomers’ Productive Participation in an Online Community

Angela Di Fiore, Francesco Ceschel, Leysan Nurgalieva, Maurizio Marchese and Fabio Casati. Design Considerations to Support Nursing Homes’ Communities

Stina Nylander and Jakob Tholander. Community-based Innovation among elite orienteers

Robb Mitchell and Thomas Olsson. Utilizing Barriers for Bridging Communities: Three Inspirational Design Patterns for Increasing Collocated Social Interaction

Claudia Silva, Valentina Nisi and Joseph D. Straubhaar. Share yourself first: exploring strategies for the creation of locative content for and by low-literacy communities

Oliver Blunk and Michael Prilla. Developing Communities of Practice in Public Administrations: Analysis and Design Approaches

Karl Baumann, Benjamin Stokes, François Bar and Ben Caldwell. Infrastructures of the Imagination: Community Design for Speculative Urban Technologies

Becky Michelson, Gabriel Mugar, Catherine D’Ignazio and Eric Gordon. Boston Civic Media: A Network for Solving Wicked Problems

Cristhian Parra, Christelle Rohaut, Marianne Maeckelbergh, Valerie Issarny and James Holston. Expanding the Design Space of ICT for Participatory Budgeting

Alice V. Brown and Jaz Hee-Jeong Choi. Designing with and for Care: The Role of Trusted Others in Nurturing Posttraumatic Growth

Gareth Davies and Mark Gaved. Seeking togetherness: moving toward a comparative evaluation framework in an interdisciplinary DIY networking project

Steve Ricken, Louise Barkhuus and Quentin Jones. Going Online to Meet Offline: Organizational Practices of Social Activities Through Meetup

Youyang Hou and Cliff Lampe. Sustainable Hacking: Characteristics of the Design and Adoption of Civic Hacking Projects

Marcus Foth. Lessons from Urban Guerrilla Placemaking for Smart City Commons


The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference programme, on Monday, June 26, 2017. The Doctoral Consortium (DC) offers research students a special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their research plans with peers and established senior researchers.

We especially welcome contributions which are related to the overall C&T conference theme, which is devoted to technology that can be deployed for the common good. This encompasses questions and approaches which are concerned with securing healthy and diverse ways of societal development. However, all contributions falling in the scope of the C&T conference are welcome.

Research students wishing to attend the doctoral consortium should submit up to 4 pages, using the ACM templates, addressing the following:

* Introduction setting up your research area and specific research question(s)/goals(s) (including key related work);
* Overall research approach, methodology, and expected contributions;
* Work in progress (including findings to date and next steps);
* Questions and issues for discussion, and what you hope to gain from attending the DC;
* Short bio.

Please send proposals directly to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs by June 2: [log in to unmask]

Yvonne Dittrich, Claudia Müller
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
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Workshops and Doctoral Consortium will take place at the University on Monday and Tuesday (26th and 27th of June). Workshops have varying requirements for participation and deadlines for submissions. Please check the individual workshop websites at

Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Lars Rune Christensen
Workshop Chairs
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== Monday, 26th of June

* Doctoral Consortium
* WS 2: Ethics for the ‘Common Good’: Actionable Guidelines for Community-based Design Research
* WS 4: Civic Intelligence in an Uncertain and Threatening World
* WS 5: Collaborative Economies: From Sharing to Caring
* WS 6: Digital Cities 10: Towards a Localised Socio-Technical Understanding of the ‘Real’ Smart City
* WS 12: Refugees & HCI Workshop: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis

== Tuesday, 27th of June

* WS 1: 3D Printing/Digital Fabrication for Education and the Common Good
* WS 3: Embracing Diversity with Help of Technology and Participatory Design (EDTPD 2017)
* WS 7: Designing Participation for the Digital Fringe
* WS 8: Participatory Design, Beyond the Local
* WS 9: Solutions for Economics, Environment and Democracy (SEED)
* WS 10: Understanding and Supporting Emergent and Temporary Collaboration across and beyond Community and Organizational Boundaries
* WS 11: Infrastructuring Smartness and/or Enhancing Communities? A Workshop for Engaging the ‘Smart’ Vision Critically

Dr. Matthias Korn
e-Science / Computer-Supported Cooperative Research
DFG-SFB 1187: Media of Cooperation, University of Siegen
Institute for Information Systems, Fak. III, University of Siegen
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