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We invite submissions for our workshop on 'Technology on the Trail'
that will be held as part of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting
Group Work (GROUP 2018).  A brief description of the workshop is
below; more information is available at:
https://technologyonthetrail.wordpress.com/workshop-group2018/

Important dates:
Submission deadline: November 8, 2017 (extended deadline)
Notification: November 17, 2017
Workshop: January 7, 2018

The Technology on the Trail workshop will examine the encroachment
of technology into hiking and outdoor adventures, with a focus on
identifying and developing ways for technology to support positive
and mutually beneficial connections among people.  These connections
include intentional ones helpful in collecting scientific data,
supporting the environment, maintaining safety, and sharing via
social media.  In addition, we will also explore more opportunistic
connections, such as those that are leveraged when tracking and
sharing biometric or geotemporal data.  With the inclusion of
technology in places where it is not used and sometimes not welcome,
there will be mismatches of ethics and values that must be considered
in the design and use of technology.  The workshop will examine
existing and emerging challenges of bringing technology onto the trail
and reflect on ways to understand, design, and deploy appropriate
technological solutions moving forward.

To submit to the Technology on the Trail 2018 workshop, craft a
writeup to serve as a position paper for the workshop.  Things to
address in your writeup include: your own technology on the trail
philosophy and approach, related efforts (your own or others) that
exemplify your philosophy, and proposed future directions to pursue
related to your philosophy.  Also, look through the suggested workshop
activities and list some that you feel you could contribute to--or
suggest your own activity that you would be interested in leading.
Target a writeup around 1500 words, not including references.

Candidate participants are encouraged to cite their own prior work
that is relevant to the theme.   Writeups will be posted as blog posts
on the Technology on the Trail site, with comments encouraged prior to
the workshop.

Please send your submission and inquires to:
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-- 
D. Scott McCrickard
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
http://www.cs.vt.edu/~mccricks/

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