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GROUP 2001
International Conference on Supporting Group
Work

September 30  October 3, 2001
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Sponsor: ACM SIGGROUP
Submission deadline: February 7, 2001
Conference Web Site:
http://www.acm.org/siggroup/conferences/group01
GROUP 2001 provides a forum for researchers and
practitioners who are interested in topics related to computer-
based systems which have an impact on groups, organizations
and social networks. Relevant issues include design,
implementation, deployment, evaluation, methodologies, and
effect of these systems.
In the last few years, the functionality and applicability of
systems for supporting group work has expanded, leading to
their growing application to organizational information,
communication, and cooperation processes.  This provides
opportunities to study their technical and social impacts.  Often
the integration of new technology with existing or new
organizational practices is very challenging. The knowledge
gained from such experiences is a valuable resource for all
those who plan to, or have integrated computer-based tools for
the support of group interaction. At the same time we observe
a growing influence of the Internet, mobile computing, agent
systems, ubiquitous computing, and virtual reality. We can
expect that these new technologies will also exert a large
influence on group/organizational structures and processes.
These new technologies are exciting in their own right, but their
technological and organizational integration to support groups
raises many interesting questions and is a challenging new
research agenda.
GROUP 2001 attempts to integrate two themes of research:
the organizational and behavioral issues and the modeling or
implementation issues associated with group work.  GROUP
2001 brings together researchers and practitioners from
different areas working on the development, introduction,
management, deployment, and analysis of computer-based
systems supporting group work within organizations. We
particularly encourage submissions and participation from
industry.
Social Impacts Issues:
   Experiences with the application of computing systems for the
    support of group or organizational processes
   Strategies experiences with business process re-engineering in
    combination with the application of computing systems
   Social impact of re-engineering and the introduction of
    computing systems
   Workflow systems, models, theory, and applications
   Understanding and modeling groups or organizations and their
    processes
   Organizational computing and the Internet
   Strategies and solutions for the combination/integration of the
    emerging Internet business
   Socio-technical systems analysis
   Ramifications of the mobile office
   Social aspects of globally distributed computing and group work
   The effects of new technologies on group work
   Measurement-based approaches to organizational analysis
Technical Implementation Issues:
   Organizational computing systems and infrastructure
   New groupware solutions and technologies
   Computer supported collaboration and negotiation
   Coordination and workflow technology
   Cooperative knowledge management and organizational or
    group memory
   Application of the Internet/Intranet for the support of
    organizational and group procedures
   WWW as a means for the collection, management, and
    distribution of knowledge in Intranets
   New technologies for the support of groups, e.g., agent
    technology, ubiquitous computing, virtual reality
   Object and database models or systems for the support of
    groups
   Multimedia information storage, retrieval, and communications
   Human-computer interaction aspects of groups
   Social networks and virtual communities
GROUP 2001 is sponsored by the Association for Computing
Machinery and the Special Interest Group on Supporting Group Work
(SIGGROUP). For more information go to the website:
http://www.acm.org/
 Submission categories
Papers
Paper submission on original research or industrial papers on any of the
conference topics are invited.  Research papers should make clear the
novel aspects of the work they present, and their contribution to the
development of system for supporting groups, organizations or social
networks.  Industrial papers should describe technical or key business
issues in applying group technology.  All accepted papers will be
published in the ACM Press conference proceedings.
Each submission should have a cover page containing: title,
authors, postal and electronic addresses of the contact author.
Papers should not exceed 10 pages (2 columns, single
spaces, 10pt Times Roman).  We anticipate using a web-
based review system  please look at the web site for details
starting June, 2000.
Workshops
Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the
information exchange and discussion of Group related topics. A
workshop proposal should contain a title, aim and objective, intended
participants, description of the proposers (maximum of 3 pages).
Furthermore specify the maximum number of participants, duration (half-
day/full-day) and the technical equipment needed.  Workshop
organizers are requested to provide a short presentation on the
discussions and outcome of their workshop in a special session of the
conference.  Workshops will take place on Sunday, September 30,
2001.
Tutorials
The tutorial program will offer the opportunity to learn about concepts,
methods, systems, and techniques for specific aspects of supporting
group work. Experts on any field of the conference scope are
encouraged to submit a tutorial proposal.  The proposal should contain a
title, aim and objectives, content outline, intended audience and
description of the qualification and expertise of the instructors (maximum
3 pages).  Furthermore specify the maximum number of participants,
duration (half-day, full-day) and the technical equipment needed.
Tutorials will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2001.

Conference Chair:
Professor Clarence (Skip) Ellis
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado
Campus Box 430
Boulder, CO 80309-0430
USA
Phone: 303-492-5984
Email: [log in to unmask]

Program Co-Chairs:
Professor Tom Rodden
Computing Department
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
LA1 4YR
Email: [log in to unmask]

Professor Ilze Zigurs
College of Business and Administration
Campus Box 419
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
USA
Email: [log in to unmask]

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