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Gabriela Avram <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:25:46 +0200
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Call for Participation

COST workshop co-located with ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield, U.K. on August 28,

#Important Dates:

June 30: Position papers or case studies due (deadline extended!)

July 15: Notifications of acceptance / invitations

August 28: Workshop in Sheffield

The COST Action CA16121 <> is
organising a workshop co-located with ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield, U.K. on the
28th of August 2017.

This COST workshop will focus on digital platforms seen as enablers of the
collaborative economy. We will consider the relation of design and politics
in the wider socio-technical context in which these platforms operate, and
deepen its understanding as a CSCW phenomenon. The issues proposed for
discussion are related to business models, data ownership and use,
motivations driving the design of digital platforms and their impact on the
various actors involved. Through a series of practical activities in small
groups, we aim to encourage reflection on the use of CSCW theoretical
concepts for highlighting particularities of the types of activities,
cooperation, tools, or processes around using or developing these
platforms. This one-day workshop will include presentations, group work and
plenary discussions. In order to facilitate deep conversations, we are
planning to limit the number of participants to maximum 16, including
academics, researchers, graduate students and practitioners.

The workshop is kindly co-located with the ECSCW 2017 conference in
Sheffield, but not part of its official program. COST waves any fees and
other expenses to attend the workshop. Participants wishing to join the
conference and other conference workshops will however have to register and
pay the respective conference fees.

Our goal for the day is to consider the relation of design and politics in
the wider socio-technical context in which platforms operate and understand
it as a CSCW phenomenon. The afternoon’s discussions will further this aim.
We will gather opinion on whether the field is sufficiently mature for a
book or special issue to come out of the workshop. We will publish the
contributions prior to the workshop on the workshop’s web page, together
with other related materials.

# Submissions

Potential participants are invited to send descriptions of platforms in use
or planned (their own or one they are studying/working on), followed by
reflections on the design choices, based on the questions detailed in the
workshop themes.

Position papers or case studies should be 2-4 pages long and submitted
to sharingandcaringcostaction
at gmail dot com by 30 June 2017. You may use the ACM SIGCHI document
template to prepare your submission. When emailing submissions, we kindly
ask you to use “ECSCW 2017 workshop submission” as subject.

Potential participants wishing to plan their trip at an earlier data are
welcome to contact the organizers about their contributions to the
workshop. For additional information, write us at
sharingandcaringcostaction at .

More details on the workshop can be found at: https://


Gabriela Avram, University of Limerick, Ireland

Ann Light, University of Sussex, U.K.

Myriam Lewkowicz, Troyes University of Technology, France

Matthias Korn, University of Siegen, Germany

Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen, Germany

Antonella De Angeli, University of Lincoln, U.K.

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