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[My apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.
Please feel free to forward this call to colleagues who
may be interested in the topics of this workshop.]


                   -- Call for Participation --

            WORKSHOP ON UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL WORK
              AND TECHNOLOGY IN DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENTS

               Saturday November 14 at The Westin Seattle

                          in conjuction with
            CSCW'98, Seattle, USA, 14-18 November 1998
              PDC'98, Seattle, USA, 12-14 November 1998

             Workshop submission due date: 1 September 1998

         More information at: http://www.nada.kth.se/cid/cscw98

                          Workshop organizers:
            Jon O'Brien, Sociology and Computing Departments
             Lancaster University, [log in to unmask]

        Konrad Tollmar, CID - Centre for User-Oriented IT Design
          The Royal Institute of Technology, [log in to unmask]

       Stefan Junestrand, Dept. of Architectural Design and Tech.
       The Royal Institute of Technology, [log in to unmask]


Many technologies such as the PC, Internet access, new digital media and
advanced telephony are now to found in the home and are changing (or
seeking to change) the ways in which people are entertained, informed
and interpersonally connected in domestic environment.

The goal of the workshop is to understand and experience the practice of
professional work and use of advanced communication technology in
domestic environments.

This workshop consider how lessons learned from the body of empirical
research in CSCW and its increasing important focus of technological
change  the home.

Issues discussed include; the social, spatial, and technological
organization of household activities, the impact of technologies on
private and public life, methods for studying behavior and technology in
the home, conflict within households over the introduction and use of
technology, and changing conceptions of home/work and public/private
domains.

Interested are encouraged to submit posistions papers before 1/Sept.

For furher information please contact Konrad Tollmar --
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References
O'Brien J. and Rodden T., Interactive systems in domestic environments,
in: DIS '97. Proceedings
conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices,
methods, and techniques, pages 247-259, 1997

Junestrand S. and Tollmar K., The Dwelling as a Place for Work, in
Cooperative Buildings - Integrating
Information, Organization, and Architecture. Proceedings of CoBuild'98,
Streitz, N., Konomi, S., Burkhardt, H.-J.   (Eds.), Springer:
Heidelberg, 1998.

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