CFP: Workshop on Large Scale Idea Management and Deliberation Systems
Tuesday, May. 29, 09:00–18:00, Marseille, France (French riviera)
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The field of Social and Collaborative Computing faces the new challenge of developing tools that allow large crowds to deliberate together: i.e. to generate and evaluate ideas, select the best proposals, and turn these into implemented services, facilities, or products. Business and civic organizations are seeking new technologies and services for including their constituencies in their ideation and deliberation processes, while their constituencies increasingly expect such opportunities. This workshop brings together leading researchers, designers, and engineers who are working on large-scale ideation and deliberation systems. The goal is to articulate the research agenda that will guide the design of these systems in business or civic settings.

The workshop aims to assemble a diverse set of participants with a interest in studying or building systems for large-scale ideation and deliberation in business or civic settings. We invite submissions in the form of position papers and demos (1,500-2,000 words) or extended papers (up to 8,000 words) reporting more substantial research or development work.

Contributions will be invited in the following categories:
- 	Theoretical contributions (theories, models, frameworks) on ideation and deliberation (i.e., the processes and the effects of system properties) that can inform future design and research.
- 	Empirical studies: e.g., studies illustrating practices and pointing to specific design requirements for business or civic settings.
- 	Designs of new systems or proof-of-concept prototypes supporting large-scale ideation and deliberation in civic or business settings; or in-depth evaluations of systems already deployed.
- 	Cases of multidisciplinarity research showing the interplay between field studies, analysis of requirements, and development of systems.
We recommend using the ACM format for conference papers.

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- Submission deadline: April 16 2012 (contact the organizers if you need additional time)
- Notification of acceptance: April 30 2012
- Workshop venue: May. 29, Marseille, France

- Gregorio Convertino and Antonietta Grasso (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
- Mark Klein (MIT, Center for Collective Intelligence, USA )
- Simon Buckingham Shum (Open University, UK )
- Piero Fraternali (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy )
- Rob Hoehn (Co-founder and CEO of IdeaScale, USA)
- Paloma Diaz (University Carlos III, Spain)
- Lu Xiao (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
- Federico Cabitza (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
- Claudio Bartolini (HP Labs, USA)
- Manas Hardas (Spigit, USA)
- Stefano Butti (CEO of WebRatio, Italy)
- Maja Vukovic (IBM Research, USA)

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