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"Aal, Konstantin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Aal, Konstantin
Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:01:33 +0000
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(Coping with) Messiness in Ethnography – Methods, Ethics and Participation in ethnographic Field Work in the non-Western World
Workshop at ECSCW 2020, June 14h, 2020, Siegen, Germany


  *   Submission deadline: April 10th, 2020
  *   Notification of acceptance: April 24th, 2020
  *   Camera Ready Papers Deadline: May 22nd, 2020
  *   Workshop day: June 14th, 2020


This one-day workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers as well as practitioners and activists to discuss challenges in conducting ethnographic fieldwork by the book(s) and to start working on guidelines that are more practical and viable to adapt in non-Western contexts. The topics include but are not limited to research and design ethics and genuine participation of ‘users’ as partners in conducting research, designing and implementing interventions (be it social, cultural or technical). This will be used to inform new guidelines and approaches to ethnographic fieldwork that could prove more beneficial in politically charged, infrastructural challenged and underfunded regions.

We invite anyone interested in participating to submit a two to four-page position paper. Papers should critically reflect upon the authors’ experiences from the field or research area related to challenges they face when conducting ethnographic field work. Authors’ prior experience does not have to be specifically concerned with these challenges, but the position papers will be expected to demonstrate how their experience is relevant to the workshop’s topic and can be applied within the workshops’ context.

Submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> in .pdf format. Position papers will be reviewed based on relevance and potential for contribution to the workshop. Details regarding presentations of work will be provided with acceptance notifications. At least one co-author of each accepted paper must register to the ECSCW 2020 conference to attend the workshop.

  *   Position paper are up to 4 pages in length using the ECSCW Exploratory paper format
  *   Position papes should be submitted in PDF format (non-anonymized) to [log in to unmask]
  *   Submission deadline: April 10th, 2020

  *   Papers will be selected on the basis of their quality, compliance with the workshop themes, and the extent (and diversity) of their backgrounds
  *   The workshop is planned as a full day event into group work sessions
  *   Upon acceptance, at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop.
  *   See the main conference site for more information on registration etc.

Sarah Rüller, University of Siegen
Konstantin Aal, University of Siegen
Marios Mouratidis, University of Siegen
Nina Boulus-Rødje, Roskilde University
Dave Randall, University of Siegen
Bryan Semaan, Syracuse University
Volker Wulf, University of Siegen

E-Mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Konstantin Aal
Research assistant and PhD student

Information Systems and New Media
SFB 1187 "Medien der Kooperation"
University of Siegen

Kohlbettstr. 15, 57072 Siegen
Raum. US-E-102
Tel. +49 (0)271 / 740 3383
Mob. +49 (0)176 / 30 780 007

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