Deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, September 29,
2008. Note that the deadline for early registration for CSCW is
September 30; however, workshop fees will not increase.

Call for Participation

CSCW 2008 Workshop (W12): Tinkering, Tailoring, & Mashing: The Social
and Collaborative Practices of the Read-Write Web

November 9, 2008 - San Diego, California, USA

Workshop Website:

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
discussing the human-centered, collaborative and creative aspects of web
2.0 and the current internet-based experience of creative social coding
- mashups, the programmable web, remix culture, game modding,
copy-paste, and social programming. We invite researchers to ask: how
are people sharing programming, tailoring, and modding knowledge on the
internet and what are useful models of collaborative and social

Some relevant topics and themes include:

    * sharing, reusing, remixing, and recycling of electronic materials;
    * web mashups, mashup creation, and mashup use;
    * end-user customization and tailoring;
    * collaborative debugging and problem-solving;
    * loose collaboration;
    * hackers, hacking culture, and the bazaar;
    * notions of sharability and learnability;

Additionally, we also wish to revisit many theories and theoretical
constructs which have long served CSCW, and evaluate them in light of
contemporary and emerging practices on the web, including: "community"
as both an interpretive lens and a unit of analysis; distributed
cognition; activity theory; and social network analysis. How these
theories relate to the daily practices of creative life online is not
clear, especially what they may (or may not) tell us about issues of
personal and group expression, passion, motivation, intention, and deep

Workshop submissions due: Monday, September 29, 2008

M. Cameron Jones, Yahoo! Research
Elizabeth F. Churchill, Yahoo! Research
Michael B. Twidale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submission Details:
Participants should submit research reports or researcher position
statements, up to four pages in length, by email to
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should be formatted in standard ACM SIG-CHI long paper format and
submitted in either Adobe PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word document format
(.doc, or .docx).

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