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Dear colleagues,

This year's ECSCW is offering a wide range of workshops. They will take
place on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th of August 2017, before the actual
conference. Below you will find the full list of workshops. Paper
submission and participation details are available on each workshop's

*List of workshops *

*WS1 – Reconsidering Design for Civic Engagement and ParticipationMonday,
28th of August, 2017**Organisers:* Teresa C. Pargman, Cristian Bogdan,
Somya Joshi, Hanna Hasselqvist, Karin Hansson (Stockholm University; KTH
Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm)
*Overview:* What are designers, who are committed to contributing to civic
participation, sensitive to? What is the designer’s agency in configuring
and infrastructuring civic engagement and participation in society? How can
the impact of civic technology design be sustained over time? This workshop
aims at discussing these questions whilst engaging with works that
illustrate, analyze and/or critically inquire innovative ways to do design
for civic engagement and participation. By innovative ways, we mean ways
that go beyond applying PD methods with the aim to include the user in the
development of a computer system or with the goal to reach consensus among
the stakeholders inherently involved. Against this backdrop, this workshop
welcomes projects, studies, tools that describe and analyze
socio-technological interventions that partake in the ongoing constitution
of publics or/and communities and put continuously design efforts into
infrastructuring present and future civic participation.
*Contact Person:* Teresa Cerratto Pargman (tessy at

*WS2 – Connecting Minds, Muscles and Bodies: Using Physiological Sensing
and Physical* O
*utput to Support Communication**Tuesday, 29th of August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Mariam Hassib (Institute of Visualization and Interactive
Systems (VIS), University of Stuttgart), Nataliya Kosmyna (Team Hybrid,
Inria, Rennes, France), Max Pfeiffer (Institute for Geoinformatics,
University of Münster), Albrecht Schmidt (VIS, University of Stuttgart)
*Overview:* Physiological sensors such as EEG, EMG and heart rate sensors
and on-body haptic output such as vibration and EMS provide rich
opportunities for enhancing interactive systems. The human body as a source
of information, reveals a myriad of emotional and bodily states which can
now be measured using consumer electroencephalographs, muscle activity
sensors, among others. Current communication technologies often suffer from
being impersonal and non-contextual. Using on-body sensors for implicit or
explicit sensing and physical output modalities (E.g. EMS) to transfer
information, sense context, emotions, and mental state opens up the
possibility of using physiological sensing to enhance technologies
connecting people. In this workshop we will explore, ideate and prototype
the opportunities provided by physiological sensors such as EEG, EMG and
EMS for building seamless, novel and embodied communication systems. We
will also discuss current technical and design challenges posed by
physiological sensing and discuss innovative solutions.
*Contact Person:* Mariam Hassib (mariam.hassib[AT]

*WS3 – Data-work in Healthcare: New roles, tasks and challenges**Monday,
28th of August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Claus Bossen (Aarhus University), Gunnar Ellingsen (Arctic
University of Norway)
*Overview:* Increasingly, citizens and healthcare professionals are engaged
in ‘data work’ when dealing with treatment and care for diseases. Citizens
generate data on their own health situation, the healthcare sector promotes
‘patient reported outcome measures’ (PROM), and electronic healthcare
records (EHR) enable the generation and accumulation of data upon
healthcare services for the monitoring of costs, efficiency and quality. As
such, new work ecologies are developing in healthcare that shift the
divisions of work between citizens and healthcare professionals, as well as
the content of the work involved in being ‘a patient’ or a healthcare
professional including medical secretaries, assistants, nurses, and
physicians. Facilitating development of health data practice and
infrastructure is an area ripe for CSCW research. Critical topics include
but are not limited to: re-purposing of clinical data for second order
usages; politics of creating and using data; algorithmic authority of IIH
and effects on the exercise of expertise and discretion of healthcare
professions; new forms of healthcare data work, including new occupations
and tasks; and data-driven accountability and management in healthcare.
*Contact Person:* Claus Bossen (clausbossen[AT]

*WS4 – Social Matching Meets Big Social Data Science**Monday, 28th of
August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Jukka Huhtamäki, Thomas Olsson, Ekaterina Olshannikova
(Tampere University of Technology), Tesh Goyal (Cornell University), Ravi
Vatrapu and Raghava Mukkamala (Copenhagen Business School), Sean Goggins
(University of Missouri), Neil Rubens (Transport and Telecommunication
*Overview:* Social matching is a ubiquitous human activity that frequently
takes place in many areas of life. Professionally, matching relates to
recruitment, team formation, and finding stakeholders and collaborators,
and in leisure, it is relevant in finding a partner and identifying
suitable people for collaborative leisure activities. The existing social
matchmaking applications tend to be overly simplistic, do not consider
contextual factors, and are based on manually inputted data that remains on
abstract level. Importantly, the algorithms are based on similarity rather
than supporting finding connections to people that are outside our current
social networks and professional domains. We claim that a combination of
Big Social Data, theory informed social analytics, Machine Learning, and
Visual Analytics can be used to develop novel tools to support matchmaking.
In this workshop, we call for interdisciplinary discourse on social
matchmaking that considers requirements emerging from users and the human
life at large.
*Contact Person:* Jukka Huhtamäki (jukka.huhtamaki[AT]

*WS5 – Crowds at Risk: Exploitation, Creative Destruction, and the
Unintended Effects of Crowdsourcing*
*Tuesday, 29th of August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Thomas Ludwig (University of Siegen), Karin Hansson
(Stockholm University), Tanja Aitamurto (Stanford University), Christoph
Kotthaus (University of Siegen), Elizabeth Anne Watkins (Columbia
University), Ujwal Gadiraju (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Enric Senabre
Hidalgo (Open University of Catalonia)
*Overview:* Crowdsourcing comes with a number of positive promises for
organizations: Cost reduction, a 24-hour workforce, and short-term
knowledge gathering. On the other hand, this “creative destruction”
undermines labor rights and regulations. Unfair and opaque payment systems
and socio-spatial inequalities among crowd workers are some of the pitfalls
of crowdsourcing. ICT can lead to exploitation of the crowds and other
negative (unintended) effects of crowdsourcing. This workshop examines
crowds that are at risk (e.g. children), their characteristics and
behaviors and the role of ICT within the crowd work. We welcome researchers
from a diversity of disciplines and perspectives to illuminate insights
into crowds at risk and trying to shed light on questions about what the
destructive forces at work are, how work is changing, and what unregulated
areas of “work” are exploited.
*Contact Person:* Thomas Ludwig (thomas.ludwig[AT]

*WS6 – Creative and inventive methods in CSCW research – drawing from
design techniques*
*Tuesday, 29th of August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Henry Mainsah (University of Warwick / Oslo School of
Architecture and Design), Andrew Morrison (Oslo School of Architecture and
*Overview: *This workshop explores how the methodological toolbox of CSCW
research can be enriched by inventive and creative methods and techniques
acquired from design and art. There are increasing calls by researchers
within CSCW and other related disciplines to increase the repertoire of
research methods used in studying cultural and technological contexts
beyond the traditional interview and participant observation. Design offers
a rich portfolio of methods and techniques, such as probes, prototypes,
mapping, sketching, drawing and experiments. These methods and techniques
offer creative ways of engaging with “users”, observing cultural contexts,
as well as innovative forms of synthesis and analysis. In this workshop we
will share experiences in the design, adaptation and use of design
techniques as research methods for conducting research. We will also
reflect on the theoretical and epistemological position of creative and
inventive methods and how they shape knowledge about the worlds into which
they are introduced.
*Contact Person: *Henry Mainsah* (*henry.mainsah[AT]

*WS7 – Nomadic Culture Beyond Work Practices*
*Tuesday, 29th of August, 2017*
*Organisers:* Chiara Rossitto (Stockholm University), Aparecido Fabiano
Pinatti de Carvalho (University of Siegen), Luigina Ciolfi (Sheffield
Hallam University), Airi Lampinen (Stockholm University), Breda Gray
(University of Limerick)
Overview: In this one-day workshop, we seek to bring together CSCW
scholars, designers and practitioners to explore analytical and design
challenges inherent in the notion of “Nomadic Culture”. We will discuss how
research on mobility contributes to the CSCW community, while highlighting
unsolved problems, future challenges and research agendas. We see this
workshop as an opportunity develop a more holistic perspective of nomadic
culture, and to connect this scholarship to recent research on sharing and
exchange platforms as sites of work.
*Contact Person:* Chiara Rossitto (chiara[AT]

Unless otherwise instructed by the individual workshop organisers, please
follow the ECSCW exploratory papers template for preparing your submissions
to Workshops and Masterclasses. The template can be downloaded as RTF
 or Ms Word

*Workshops and Masterclasses Chairs*Alexander Boden, Fraunhofer-FIT, Germany
Claus Bossen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Gabriela Avram, Publicity Chair

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