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ACM CHI 2010 Workshop
Designing and Evaluating Affective Aspects of Sociable Media to  
Support Social Connectedness

April 11, 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/socialconnectednesschi2010/

Submission deadline: January 6, 2010
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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Social connectedness is described as the momentary experience of  
belonging and relatedness with others and is often considered one of  
the goals of social media technologies. We seek participants from  
various domains for an interdisciplinary workshop on designing and  
evaluating affective aspects of sociable media to support social  
connectedness. Position papers are invited on the following topics:

(1) understanding and measuring social connectedness (including  
qualitative and quantitative approaches)
(2) types of content mediated by sociable media to foster users’  
social connectedness (including issues of privacy management)
(3) design experiences and interaction affordances of connectedness  
systems
(4) case studies that involve the design of awareness systems for  
social connectedness, or studies where social connectedness is used as  
a medium to support other goal

The goal of this workshop is connecting researchers from social  
science and design disciplines to foster future collaboration and  
resource exchange. Through our discussion, we hope to crystallize a  
concrete research agenda for investigating social connectedness  
systems. A concrete outcome of the workshop will be a proposal for a  
special issue of a journal on the topic of designing and evaluating  
social connectedness systems that the organizers will submit to  
appropriate venues. Interested parties are invited to submit a  
position paper of 2-4 pages, in the CHI Extended Abstracts format, to [log in to unmask] 
.

Up-to-date information on the workshop will be available at: http://sites.google.com/site/socialconnectednesschi2010/

Note: participants must register for the workshop and for at least one  
day of the CHI 2010 conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
   * Submission deadline – 6th of January, 2010
   * Notification of acceptance – 30th of January, 2010
   * Workshop – 11th of April, 2010

ORGANIZERS
   * Thomas Visser (Delft University of Technology), [log in to unmask]
   * Pavan Dadlani (Philips Research), [log in to unmask]
   * Daan van Bel (Eindhoven University of Technology),[log in to unmask]
   * Svetlana "Lana" Yarosh (Georgia Institute of Technology), [log in to unmask]

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers with any questions  
you may have regarding the workshop.



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