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Kevin G Crowston <[log in to unmask]>
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(With apologies for cross-posting.)

Registration is now open for the 2nd WAIM Convergence Conference on the theme At the Boundary: Exploring Human-AI Futures in Context, to be held 14-15 August 2019 at Syracuse University's Lubin House on the upper east side of Manhattan. This convergence conference is the second in a series sponsored by the NSF Research Collaboration Network on Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines (NSF IIS- 1745463).

Funding is available to support travel for speakers, PhD students and post docs.

The aim of this convergence conference is to produce an agenda and plan for convergent, interdisciplinary research. To do so, we will bring together participants from diverse perspectives (e.g., business, government, law, geography, psychology, computer science, urban planning and more) in order to identify common research themes related to work and intelligent machines.

Confirmed speakers include:

  *   Jeanette Blomberg, IBM Research
  *   Madeleine Clare Elish, Data & Society Institute
  *   Natalia Levina, NYU
  *   Wilma Liebman, Rutgers University
  *   Elizabeth Watkins, Data & Society Institute
  *   Christine Wolf, IBM Research

The program will be designed to maximize the convergence of people and ideas, with brief presentations, a poster session and extensive breakout/discussion. The discussions will be synthesized into a white paper to guide future research.

Possible research themes include:

  *   Studies of real-world deployments of intelligent machines in and across diverse settings: finance, healthcare, manufacturing, education and others
  *   Collaboration between humans and machines at work
  *   Studies of augmentation in work
  *   Foundations of trust in systems at work
  *   Training/learning for work with intelligent machines
  *   Policy for intelligent machines at work
  *   Perceptions of interactions by machines
  *   Design principles for automation at work

The conference will take place at the Syracuse University Lubin House in upper east side Manhattan (11 E 61 St New York, NY USA). The workshop will begin at 8 am ET on Wednesday 14 August, adjourning after lunch on Thursday 15 August. The poster session / reception will be Wednesday evening.

To register, login to the WAIM website ( and then click on Register<> (you have to create an account and be logged in to see the registration). If you are interested in presenting a poster or being considered as a speaker, please check the appropriate boxes and upload a short position statement. Funding is available to support travel for speakers, PhD students and post docs.

Space is limited, so please register today!

Kevin Crowston
Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor of Information Science
School of Information Studies

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Most recent publication:  Kevin Crowston, Isabelle Fagnot. (2018). Stages of motivation for contributing user-generated content: A theory and empirical test. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 109, 89-101,  doi: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.08.005<> .

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