Apologies for multiple postings Call for papers and participation ==================================== Public, Community and Situated Displays: Design, use and interaction around shared information displays ACM CSCW 2002 Workshop, Saturday, November 16th, CSCW 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Deadline for submissions: 31st August 2002 Organisers ---------- Kenton O’Hara, The Appliance Studio, [log in to unmask] Elizabeth Churchill, FX PAL, [log in to unmask] Mark Perry, DISC, Brunel University, [log in to unmask] Daniel Russell, IBM Almaden Research Center, [log in to unmask] Norbert A. Streitz, Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, [log in to unmask] Workshop theme -------------- In recent years, more and more information is being presented on dedicated digital displays situated at particular locations within our environment. At their most basic, digital display technologies allow information to be more easily updated dynamically and remotely. However, these new kinds of interaction technologies also allow people to use these situated displays in novel ways both as for their individuals purposes and in the support of group work. Continuing technical advances will offer new form factors reduced costs and increased opportunities for getting content to and from such displays from a variety of sources, locations and devices. This in turn will create the potential for a huge range of social behaviours to develop around systems of dedicated situated display technologies and offer new methods for communication, coordination and co-operation. The use of situated digital displays to present information in a public domain and the individual and social orientation around public displays provokes a great deal of questions as to what might constitute appropriate design for these technologies. Aims and perspectives --------------------- The workshop will bring together a diverse set of disciplinary perspectives such as computer scientists, sociologists, geographers, psychologists, interface designers and architects who have an interest in the use of dedicated display technologies for collaborative purposes. It is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as the ability to meet other key researchers in the field. The aim of the workshop is to identify and consolidate the characteristics of display technologies in supporting social collaboration and coordination behaviours. Key areas of interest to the workshop include: · What is the impact of shared display technologies on social capital, community building, awareness, and conversation initiation? · What are the important design characteristics and properties of a display that motivate particular behaviours. Can we identify design guidelines for public community and situated displays? · What are the impacts of different interaction designs and techniques for getting information to and from these displays and their impact on usage? · What are the social affordances of the different spaces that might impact on applications and usage of the displays? Can we articulate the properties of different types of spaces in this respect? · What novel applications will be possible with new display technologies and form factors? Participation will be limited to 15 (plus the organisers), with selection based on submitted position papers. We are interested in a wide range of perspectives, but as a guide, position papers might include: new technologies for displaying information within our environment and for interacting with these displays; social interaction around public displays. This could include studies of existing non-electronic display technologies and their role in social coordination and collaboration. Submissions on both theoretical and practical significance will be considered. Papers that present work in progress / recent developments / research plans are also welcomed. Workshop structure ------------------ The workshop will consist of a series of short presentation and discussion sessions that will allow participants to give a brief overview of their research and goals for the workshop, and to share their findings with the rest of the participants. This will be followed by a structured design exercise carried out in small multi-disciplinary groups to help draw together the knowledge and learning from these papers and the diverse perspectives in the group. The workshop leaders will work closely with individual groups to help identify important emerging ideas and facilitate design work. We will follow this with an overview session that will evaluate learnings developed in these design sessions and draw out common themes from the different groups and design scenarios. Deadlines and Outcomes ---------------------- Please send position paper submissions as PDF, HTML or plain text to Kenton O’Hara ([log in to unmask]) not later than 31st August. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Sept 30th at the latest. Full proceedings of the workshop will be made available to all participants before the workshop for downloading and review prior to meeting. A selection of the extended versions of the papers will be put forward for publication in an edited collection under consideration for Kluwer’s forthcoming CSCW series.