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> We apologize for cross-listings
> IEEE 11th International Workshop on Enabling Technologies:
> Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises
> Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
> June 10-12, 2002
> WETICE 2002
> Call for Participation
> 3-Day Workshop on Evaluating Collaborative Enterprises
> Workshop Co-Chairs:
> Elaine M. Raybourn
> Sandia National Laboratories, USA
> Julian Newman
> Glasgow Caledonian, UK
> Effective collaboration involves people, communication, and the
> co-creation of meaning through information sharing that may be synchronous
> and/or asynchronous. Internet technology has enabled basic communication
> infrastructures to facilitate people working together collaboratively over
> the Web. However, using these applications has proven much more difficult
> in enabling effective collaboration within and among enterprises than
> previously acknowledged. Researchers and practioners need tools to measure
> the incremental progress towards developing useful collaborative groupware
> systems, as well as methods to evaluate the impact of specific
> technologies on the effectiveness of human to human, or human to machine
> collaboration. We believe developing effective evaluation methodologies
> will facilitate progress in designing and deploying Web-based
> collaborative technologies.
> The primary goal of this workshop is to provide a forum, in which
> researchers and practitioners can share tools and evaluation methodologies
> of collaborative enterprises, lessons learned from deployment of
> collaborative technologies in organizations or educational institutions,
> and ideas for directions the area of evaluation must move toward in order
> to facilitate the progress of distributed collaboration.
> This workshop is an excellent opportunity to bring together people who are
> addressing the unique and challenging needs of collaborative enterprise
> evaluation. We welcome delegates from all aspects of industry and
> academia. Previous WETICE workshops have attracted delegates from areas
> such as computer science, information science, artificial intelligence,
> communication, psychology, sociology, education, human factors, usability,
> systems engineering, and library sciences.
> Important Dates
> Full papers due to individual workshops-March 29, 2002
> Notification to authors- April 26, 2002
> Final papers for Post-proceedings - May 22, 2002
> Advance registration deadline- May 22, 2002
> Final workshop reports by Workshop Chairs- June 28, 2002 (after the
> workshop)
> Workshop Dates- June 10-12, 2002
> Workshop Description:
> The Evaluating Collaborative Enterprises workshop builds upon the research
> presentations and the vibrant discussion from last year's debut of this
> workshop. This year we intend to kick off discussions by providing an
> online discussion forum before the workshop. A common theme identified at
> WETICE 2001 was the need for research and practice to better understand
> the characteristics of the collaborative enterprise of interest, and
> determine what evaluation approaches, methods, techniques, tools, and
> associated metrics are most appropriate. Ultimately, there needs to be a
> framework or taxonomy that can answer:
> + Which approaches are best for evaluating different types of
> collaborative systems? Can these be categorized?
> + In the design cycle of collaborative software development, when are
> particular evaluation approaches effective and when are they not? Can a
> spectrum be developed?
> + What combination of methods and techniques for gathering metrics are
> most effective for the situation under evaluation?
> + Which evaluation approaches, methods and techniques address
> collaboration process and product effectiveness, efficiency and
> satisfaction?
> + Which metrics address product and process effectiveness, efficiency, and
> satisfaction of the collaborative enterprise under study?
> + What evaluation tools and mechanisms are best for generating specific
> metrics?
> Topics that contribute to this framework may include:
> + Benchmark collaboration scenarios and associated evaluation measures for
> groupware system design and development,
> + Adaptation of single-user software development and evaluation techniques
> to groupware evaluation,
> + Groupware design principles or heuristics for use in groupware
> evaluation. Analysis of group characteristics (organizational, behavioral,
> and technical) and corresponding groupware characteristics,
> + Collaboration evaluation methods and tools that use design ethnography,
> + Case studies evaluating collaborative enterprises,
> + Evaluating cross-cultural techniques and solutions,
> + Methods and tools for lowering the cost of evaluating collaborative
> enterprises,
> + Methods and tools for effective field study evaluation.
> Submission of Technical papers:
> Authors of technical papers should submit an original paper (not submitted
> or published elsewhere) in portable document format (pdf) format by email
> to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
> Submissions should include the title of the paper, the name and
> affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and no more than eight
> keywords. Submissions should not exceed 3000 words in length (including
> figure equivalents). The name, position, address, telephone number, fax
> number and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence
> must be included.
> Submission of Poster papers or Demonstrations:
> The Evaluating Collaborative Enterprises workshop committee invites poster
> papers or demonstrations of new and exciting research work,
> work-in-progress and demonstrations related to the workshop themes.
> Authors of poster papers should submit an extended abstract by email to
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Submissions should
> include the title of the paper the name and affiliation of each author, a
> 150-word abstract, and no more than four keywords. Submissions should not
> exceed 1500 words in length. The name, position, address, telephone
> number, fax number and e-mail address of the author responsible for
> correspondence must be included.
> A selection of accepted papers will be published in the workshop
> post-proceedings.
> Papers accepted for publication in the proceedings are limited to six
> pages (approximately 2000-2500 words) in IEEE format (two columns,
> single-spaced, 10pt Times) for technical papers and two pages for poster
> papers. Authors are strongly encouraged to adhere to this format also when
> submitting papers to the workshop. Detailed information on the IEEE format
> (together with some templates) is available at
> Submission of Panel proposals:
> Send six copies of panel proposals, or by email, to [log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Include a title, a 150-word scope statement,
> proposed session chair, panelists and their affiliations, the organizer's
> affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
> Workshop Program Committee
> Janet Allen, Georgia Tech University, USA
> Robert Allen, NIST, USA
> Jeff Campbell, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
> Elizabeth Churchill, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
> Jill Drury, MITRE Corporation, USA
> Grainne Conole, University of Bristol, UK
> Nick Kings, BTexact, UK
> David McDonald, University of Washington, USA
> Emile Morse, NIST, USA
Alan Munro, Strathclyde University, UK
> Hilary Palmen,  Microsoft Corporation, USA
> Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT-CSCW, Germany
> Tim Regan, Microsoft Corporation, USA
> Mickey Potts Steves, NIST, USA
> Christine Yang, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
> Please send all inquiries regarding this workshop to the Workshop
> Co-chairs. For inquiries regarding WET ICE in general, contact
> [log in to unmask]  or call (U.S.)
> +1-304-293-7226.
> Workshop Program Co-Chairs
> Elaine M. Raybourn
> Computational Initiatives
> Sandia National Laboratories
> P.O. Box 5800, MS 1188
> Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 USA
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Julian Newman
> Glasgow Caledonian
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]