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The deadline for submitting a 2
page abstract for the workshop has
been extended until December 29, 2010.

*** Sincere apologies if you receive this call more than once ***

Call for papers and demos

1st International Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Research 
Communities (ARRC11)
to be held in conjunction with CSCW 2011, Hangzhou (China)

March 19-23, 2011

*** Background ***
Traditionally the concept of awareness is used in the research field of 
CSCW to re-establish awareness conditions of face-to-face situations 
with visual cues showing for example, who is online or working on a 
document. In the field of perception psychology, awareness is the state 
or ability to focus on certain stimuli of the environment while ignoring 
others. Here, being aware of something does not necessarily mean to 
understand it. In marketing, awareness usually relates to the degree 
consumers knows about a certain product. Generating public awareness is 
seemed as a task of the media to establish topics the public should know 
This workshop will discuss and build an interdisciplinary understanding 
of implicit and explicit structures researchers build through their 
practices using the Web. Considering the multitude of views on awareness 
we ask: “What does awareness mean for technology-enhanced learning 
(TEL)? How does it relate to reflection as one of the key abilities of 
researchers? While researchers are aware of their relations in their 
networks, technology establishes related activities which are beyond the 
individuals focus of attention. This is possible due to two advantages 
of computer-mediated communication: (1) selectively mirroring 
information that would be visible in face-to-face situations, and (2) 
mirroring information that would not be visible in face-to-face 
situations, but that can improve the working or learning process. This 
information could help researchers to become aware of their constantly 
changing connections and interactions beyond their individual context 
and to reflect this. This workshop aims to challenge the understanding 
of awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning.

*** Topic of interest ***
The ARRC workshop focuses on current research trends in the field of 
awareness and reflection in the domain of research communities. The 
workshop seeks to attract quality research papers that propose solutions 
to the issues identified above. The workshop also welcomes papers that 
comment how the application of social media can impact on real life 
experiences in such communities. It aims to bring together scientists, 
designers and engineers who work on designing and/or developing the 
above mentioned solutions, as well as practitioners who use and evaluate 
them in diverse authentic environments. We encourage authors to present 
their interdisciplinary results and such that focused on technical, 
psychological and/or pedagogical challenges.

# Different views on awareness
# Social awareness
# Knowledge awareness
# Artefact awareness
# Process awareness
# Context awareness
# Awareness-support in research communities
# Awareness in organizational learning
# Semantic Web and awareness
# Orchestration of awareness and reflection
# Awareness and reflection in online research environments
# Bridging formal and informal research environments and their 
consequences for awareness and reflection
# Activation of reflection processes
# Awareness of pivotal events and their reflection support

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Including 
demonstrations is explicitly encouraged. The following contributions are 

# Short papers (6-10 pages) that state the position of the authors 
within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work 
in progress in a premature state.
# Full papers: (12-16 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel 
approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical 
evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for 
# Posters and demo papers (1-2 pages) that summarize preliminary work 

All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two 
members of the program committee for originality, significance and 
quality. The workshop proceedings will be published in a 
publication series with ISSN. Furthermore selected papers will be part 
of a Special Issue in a well-known international Journal (currently in 

*** Workshop format ***
Papers presented at the workshop will need to engage participants in 
discussions on the presented key topics. To achieve this aim, all 
accepted papers will be clustered according to their topics in (2-4 
clusters). Each such cluster will contain not more than 4 papers, each 
of which will be presented by one of its authors. The presentation of 
each paper will be 20 minutes. Authors will be asked to follow a 
structured template for their presentation (focusing on the problem 
addressed in their paper, the methodology followed, and the results of 
their work). After the short presentations, each cluster will have 90 
minutes for discussion and preparation of a final round table discussion 
with all clusters. This closing session will summarize the outcomes of 
the single workshop sessions and determining future activities in the 
research field of awareness and activation of reflection in learning and 
research communities.

*** Dates ***
# December 29, 2010 >> deadline submission of 2 pages abstract
# December 30, 2010 >> paper acceptance notification
# January 07, 2011 >> Early bird registration for ARRC11 (please 
register for the workshop until this date).
# January 21, 2011 >> deadline for the full papers
# February 11, 2011 >> results of the review for the full papers
# February 25, 2011 >> deadline for camera-ready copies
# April 2011 >> publication of selected papers in a Journal's Special 
Issue (currently in negotiations with several journals

*** Organizers ***
Wolfgang Reinhardt (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Nina Heinze, (Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany)
Thomas Ullmann, (Open University of the UK)

*** Program committee ***
# Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
# Cristina Costa, University of Salford (UK)
# Erik Duval, KU Leuven (Belgium)
# Tanja Engelmann, Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
# Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble (France)
# Angela Fessel, Know Center Graz (Austria)
# Mark Hahnel, Imperial College (UK)
# Jim Hensman, Coventry University (UK)
# Marco Kalz, Open University (The Netherlands)
# Reinhard Keil, University of Paderborn (Germany)
# Peter Kraker, Know Center Graz (Austria)
# Peter Scott, Open University (UK)
# Paulo Simões, Air Force (Portugal)
# Peter Sloep, Open University (The Netherlands)
# Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tung University (China)
# Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet (Belgium)
# Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth (UK)
# Fridolin Wild, Open University (UK)
# Katrin Wodzicki, Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
# Martin Wolpers, FIT (Germany)

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