Mrz 11, Michael Koch (www.kooperationssysteme.de)
MAMA 2013: Metrics, Analysis and Tools for Online Community Management
Sep 19, 2013
held in conjunction with the INFORMATIK 2013 conference
** Summary **
Online communities have become a part of many aspects of our everyday life. For many people they form an essential channel for communicating with their friends and private social network. Business oriented communities create a rich eco-sphere of information and interaction with employees and customers for industries. Frequently, new community platforms are launched on the public web, for dedicated interest groups or in company intranets. The number of members in these communities quickly grows to thousands or even millions of users. The complex nature of such online communities, their structure, the generated content as well as their social value motivate a demand to manage these communities and to take care of their prosperity. This demand calls for tools to analyse, understand and actively manage online communities. In the context of larger communities even the role of a community manager is called for.
In this workshop we intend to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss concrete scenarios and needs of community owners and administrators on the one hand and solutions and tools for the analysis and management of communities developed and proposed by researchers on the other hand. To this end the workshop is composed of invited talks from industries to demonstrate their settings and challenges as well as technical program with scientific papers. In an additional setting of break-out sessions we will bring together the two worlds to allow for networking and cross fertilization effects.
** Topics of Interest **
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Data mining and analytics of online community data
(structures, content and interactions)
* Forecasting and simulation of the development of
an online community
* Policy making processes for online communities
* Success metrics for online communities
* Management tools for online communities
** Submissions **
For the MAMA workshop we seek full technical research papers presenting novel work. Submitted papers should describe original work and present significant results. We encourage authors to provide references to their public data sets and other material used in their evaluation as well as links to live demo systems or the source code of their tools.
Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) and must not exceed 12 pages. Submissions which do not comply with the LNI formatting or which exceed the page limit will be rejected without review.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. The review process will be double-blind, so please anonymize your submission. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop. At least one author must register for the INFORMATIK 2013 conference by June 30.
Submissions will be managed by the INFORMATIK 2013 submission system: https://www.conftool.pro/informatik2013/
** Important Dates **
All deadlines end on the specified date at 23:59pm CEST
* Submission of papers: 22 April, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: 20 May, 2013
* Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: 1 July, 2013
** Contact Information **
Thomas Gottron (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Web Science and Technologies)
Dirk Grosse (Bayer HealthCare, Head of CoE Collaboration)
Petra Schubert (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Institute for IS Research)
Tim Küttner (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Institute for IS Research)
In case of questions do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 8, Michael Koch (www.kooperationssysteme.de)
Mensch & Computer 2013 in Bremen
Call for Papers
Die nächste Fachtagung Mensch & Computer wird vom 8. – 11. September 2013 an der Universität Bremen stattfinden. Einen besonderen Schwerpunkt möchten wir mit dem Motto “Interaktive Vielfalt” legen: Die Diversität der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer, die Unterschiedlichkeit ihrer Lebenslagen und Arbeitskontexte und der technischen Ausstattung, die sie verwenden, erfordert eine darauf abgestimmte differenzierte Gestaltung der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Wir möchten Sie auf diesem Wege zur aktiven Teilnahme aufrufen und kurz über die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten Ihrer Teilnahme informieren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auch auf unserer Webseite http://www.interaktivevielfalt.org.
Die Themenschwerpunkte der Mensch und Computer 2013 sind:
Vielfalt der Methoden
▪ Mensch-zentriertes Design
▪ User Experience Design
▪ Design for All
▪ Reflective Design
▪ Value-sensitive Design
▪ Gender und Diversity im Design
▪ Prototyping, Interaktionsmodellierung
▪ Agile Entwicklung und Usability
Vielfalt der Interaktionstechniken
▪ Embodied Interaction
▪ Touch und Gestik
▪ Be-greifbare Interaktion, Tangible Interaction
▪ Interaktive Visualisierungen
▪ Sprachbasierte und multimodale Schnittstellen
▪ Kontextadaptive und intelligente User Interfaces
▪ Web 2.0 und Semantic Web
▪ Interaktion mit eingebetteten und ambienten Systemen
▪ Virtuelle, gemischte und erweiterte Realitäten
▪ Virtuelle Charaktere und Avatare
▪ Brain-Computer Interfaces
Vielfalt der Menschen, Kontexte und Anwendungen
▪ Interaktive Medien in Kunst und Kultur
▪ E-Commerce und Marketing
▪ Anwendungen in Produktion und Verwaltung
▪ e-Government, e-Health
▪ Sicherheitskritische Systeme
▪ Kooperative Systeme und Kooperationsplattformen
▪ Unterhaltung und Computerspiele
▪ Entertainment Interfaces
▪ Interaktives Fernsehen
▪ Ethik der interaktiven und vernetzten Systeme
▪ Soziale Netzwerke, Filterbubble-Effekte
▪ Multiple Identitäten und Schutz der Privatsphäre
▪ Ambient Assisted Living
▪ Mobile und ubiquitäre Interaktion
▪ Intelligente Häuser und Haushaltstechnik
▪ Serious Games, Human Computation
▪ Do It Yourself: Makers, Hackerspaces and Fablabs
Übersicht über die Beitragsformen
In „Langbeiträgen“ können interessante Arbeitsergebnisse aus Forschung und Praxis berichtet werden. „Kurzbeiträge (Poster)“ sind vor allem für die Präsentation von vorläufigen Ergebnissen und Praxisbeispielen geeignet. Sehr gut angenommen wurden bei der letzten Tagung die „Inter|aktion – Interaktiven Demos“. Wir möchten Sie ausdrücklich ermutigen, im Rahmen einer Ausstellung Ihre interaktiven Exponate vorzuführen. Wieder dabei sind die Beitragsformen „Workshops“ und „Tutorials“. Sollten Sie eine bewährte Workshop-Reihe fortführen wollen oder ein interessantes neues Thema haben, dann reichen Sie Ihre Workshop-Idee ein. In “Tutorials” können Sie Ihr Wissen an ein fachlich interessiertes Publikum weitergeben. Unter dem Motto „Mensch-Computer Interaktion im Jahre 2026“ wird die Kategorie „Visionen“ fortgeführt. Sie wendet sich vor allem an Studierende, die beispielsweise im Rahmen von Kursen derartige Visionen entwickeln. Wenn Sie also Lehrveranstaltungen anbieten,
denken Sie bitte darüber nach, sich hier aktiv zu beteiligen.
Einreichung von Lang- und Kurzbeiträgen in deutscher oder englischer Sprache sowie von Workshop-Vorschlägen bitte bis zum 17.03.2013. Auf unserer Website (http://www.interaktivevielfalt.org) finden Sie unter der Rubrik „Beitragsformen“ die entsprechenden Fristen für alle Beitragsformen und weiterführende Informationen. Der Tagungsband der Konferenz Mensch & Computer 2013 wird in elektronischer Form im Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag erscheinen. Eine gedruckte Version kann als Print-on-Demand bezogen werden. Die Beiträge werden auch in der MCI Digital Library des Fachbereichs Mensch-Computer-Interaktion der GI veröffentlicht (http://dl.mensch-und-computer.de).
Wir laden Sie herzlich ein, zur Mensch-und-Computer 2013 beizutragen!
Susanne Maaß, Universität Bremen
Rainer Malaka, Universität Bremen
Susanne Boll, Universität Oldenburg
Okt 15, 2012, Michael Koch (www.kooperationssysteme.de)
Call for Papers
6th Intl. Conf. on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2013)
We cordially invite submissions to the Sixth International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2013), hosted from 29th June – 2nd July 2013 in Munich. This biennial meeting serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.
C&T 2013 welcomes participation of researchers, designers, educators, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology.
The conference program includes competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers, as well as workshops, panels, posters, a doctoral consortium, and invited speakers.
Conference Co-Chairs: Michael Koch & Johann Schlichter
Paper Chairs: Wolfgang Prinz & Christine Satchell
Workshop Chairs: Alessandra Agostini & Tom Gross
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Geraldine Fitzpatrick
Student Volunteer Chairs: Alexander Richter & Wolfgang Woerndl
C&T focuses on the notion of communities as social entities comprised of people who share something in common; this common element may be geography, needs, interests, practices, organizations, or other bases for social connection. Communities are considered to be a basic unit of social experience. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can interact with communities in many complex ways, For example, ICTs can support community formation and development by facilitating communication and coordination among members. Conversely, the lack of attention to the surrounding community context may inhibit the design and effective use of ICT innovations thus eroding the potential for new technologies to enhance everyday life.
Topics appropriate for submission to this conference are manifold. Examples of some of the vibrant areas of communities and technology research include, but are not limited to:
(Virtual) community formation and development
Technical support for communities
Communities and innovation
Social capital, communities, and technology
Interactions between online and offline communities
Augmenting interactions between physically co-located groups
Communities and e-government
Ethnographic and case studies of virtual communities
Trust, privacy and security issues in virtual communities
Challenges of coordinating communities during natural disasters
Economics of technology-facilitated communities
Inter-organizational communities and technology
Communities, technology, and learning/education
Communities, technology, and health
Submission categories, Format
We are calling for submission of full (research) papers, posters, workshop proposals and applications to the doctoral consortium. Please submit all papers and abstracts in ACM SIGCHI two column layout (see http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform).
Full papers must be no longer than ten pages, including all additional material such as references, appendices, and figures. The papers must include a title, sufficient space for the author name(s) to appear on the paper, abstract, keywords, body, and references.
Posters graphically illustrate original systems, experiences, or applications, and will be shown for the duration of the main conference. Poster submissions should include an extended abstract of no longer than two pages. The extended abstract should state the contribution and originality of the work clearly and explicitly, including just enough background to make clear how the work differs from significant prior research.
Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore emerging areas of Communities & Technologies research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners. They run for a half or one full day and will take place on 29. Jun 2013 or 30. Jun 2013.
Proposals of workshop organisers should be no longer than four pages and should include: the title of the workshop, the list of organisers and their backgrounds, and an abstract of no more than 150 words; as well as the workshop’s theme, goals and activities; maximum number of participants, means of soliciting participation, and means of selecting participants.
Please email your proposal as PDF attachment to: email@example.com
The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference program on 30. June 2013. The Doctoral Consortium (DC) offers research students a special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their research plans with peers and established senior researchers.
Research students wishing to attend the consortium should submit up to four pages, addressing the following: Introduction setting up your research area and specific research question(s)/goals(s) (including key related work); Overall research approach, methodology, and expected contributions; Work in progress (including findings to date and next steps); Questions and issues for discussion, and what you hope to gain from attending the DC; short bio.
Please send applications by 1. May 2013 to Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Doctoral Consortium Chair: geraldine.fitzpatrick AT tuwien.ac.at.
C&T actively encourages students to volunteer at the conference. Being a student volunteer is a great way to support the research community, meet other students in the field, and attend an international ACM conference. You will help the conference organisers with the running of the conference and support the setting-up of presentations and workshops. You will see the latest in C&T research and development, and have fun while learning about running the conference. In return, you will get free registration. To apply, email us your contact details (email, phone, university), a CV and the reasons why you would like to be a student volunteer.
We encourage early applications. Please send applications by email to the Student Volunteer Co-Chairs until 1. April 2013: Alexander Richter (alexander.richter AT unibw.de) and Wolfgang Woerndl (woerndl AT in.tum.de).
1. Feb 2013 Full papers and workshop proposals due
1. Mar 2013 Notification of acceptance (for workshop proposals)
1. Apr 2013 Notification of acceptance (for full papers)
1. Apr 2013 Student volunteer applications due
1. May 2013 Camera ready papers
1. May 2013 Workshop papers, posters and doctoral consortium due
29. Jun – 2. Jul 2013 Workshops and conference in Munich
For more Information see the conference website at http://www.ct2013.cnss.de/
Mrz 22, 2012, Michael Koch (www.kooperationssysteme.de)
Call for Papers – 5th Workshop Digital Social Networks
One Day Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society for Computer Science (GI), Sept. 16th – Sept. 21st, 2012 in Braunschweig, Germany.
Date of the Workshop: Sept. 19th, 2012
Paper Deadline: April 15th, 2012
Coordinator: Clemens Cap (University of Rostock)
Positioning of the Event: After the good acceptance of the 1st Workshop (annual meeting of the GI in 2008) and the 2nd Workshop (GI 2009 in Lübeck), a Dagstuhl Perspectives Seminar, a 3rd Workshop (GI 2010 in Leipzig) and 4th Workshop (GO 2011 in Berlin) took place. An overview of the past events can be found on the website http://www.digitale-soziale-netze.de.
This is the call for papers of the 5th Workshop on Digital Social Networks.
Topic: Social relations and the resulting social networks are an important basis for social and technological development. With the technologies and concepts of Web 2.0, new digital forms of support are available for a development of participatory social networks. Social Software and Social Media as new form of cooperation systems enable new modes of collaboration. The economic success of portals illustrates the demand for such solutions as well as the difficulty of a proper economic evaluation. From the point of view of the user, questions of privacy, data protection and identity theft are getting more important. Users of several systems need interoperability and data exchange.
Besides purely technological questions also topics of media presence in open and semi open forums and sociological phenomena are becoming relevant. With ubiquitous access to human communication acts on these platforms new possibilities for analyzing social networks become possible – up to the prognosis of social trends.
Specific Issues: The workshop on digital social networks will analyze these issues from theoretical and practical points of view. Contributions are solicited on these topics:
* Social software and “social media”
* Social commerce and “social advertisement”
* Social search engines and aggregators
* Methods for analyzing digital social networks and social interaction
* Trust, reputation, authentic contents and social control in digital networks
* Applications, services and APIs on social portals
* Social networking services in science
* Special graph properties in social networks
* Regulations and freedom in digital social networks
* Technical modeling of social structures
* Business cases and economic evaluation of digital social networks
* Legal and social aspects of online communities
* Social networks and games
* Security, privacy, identity protection and media usage in social portals
* Interoperability, data exchange and data synchronization in social portals
* Personalization and adaptation to user preference
* User behavior in digital social networks
* Case studies, if they exhibit unique features
Program: The contributions shall be up to 15 pages in length in LNI format and present in German or English language original, unpublished research results. More information about the LNI format can be found on the website http://www.gi-ev.de/service/publikationen/lni/. Accepted contributions will be published in a proceedings volume of the annual meeting of the GI.
Reports on practical experiences are welcome if they exhibit new or special features, also interdisciplinary contributions are solicited. The goal is a good mixture of theoretical and practical research, each of which will be presented in a half-day session. All contributions are refereed anonymously by at least three members of the program committee. Contributions of the program committee are permitted. .
Acceptance Criteria: The criteria for acceptance are especially originality, novelty, innovation, selection and presentation of the ideas.
As last year we will again have a Future Network Best Paper Award sponsored by http://www.future-network.at/
Chair: Clemens Cap firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Martin Garbe email@example.com
Web Page: http://www.digitale-soziale-netze.de
Deadlines Paper Submission April 15th, 2012
Notice to Authors May 30th, 2012
Final Version June 16th, 2012
Chair: Clemens Cap (University of Rostock)
Stephan Baumann (DFKI)
Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web School Wien)(requested)
Oliver Bohl (The Montecito Group)
Ulrik Brandes (Universität Konstanz)
Francois Bry (Universität München)(requested)
Carsten Busch (HTW Berlin)(requested)
Ingo Dahm (T-Systems)(requested)
Nicola Döring (TU Ilmenau)
Kai Fischbach (Universität Bamberg)
Peter Gloor (MIT Sloan School)
Georg Groh (TU München)
Bettina Hainschink (Future Network)
Andreas Henrich (Universität Bamberg)
Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen)
Michael Koch (Uni der Bundeswehr München)
Lothar Krempel (MPI f Gesellschaftsforschung)(requested)
Friedrich Krotz (Universität Bremen)
Thomas Mandl (Universität Hildesheim)
Wolfgang Prinz (Fraunhofer FIT)
Reinhard Riedl (Bern Univ of Applied Sciences)
Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research)(requested)
Mathias Trier (TU Berlin)(requested)
Martin Warnke (Universität Lüneburg)
Volker Wulf (Universität Siegen)(requested)
Feb 19, 2012, Michael Koch (www.kooperationssysteme.de)
1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing
Part of the OnTheMove OTM Federated Conferences and Workshops 2012 (OTM’12)
Rome, Italy, 13 – 14 September 2012
abstract submission by May 18 2012
paper submission by May 25, 2012
The International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM) provides a forum on the study, design, development and evaluation of the emergent intelligence that human-computer systems demonstrate. Socially intelligent computational systems bring together people and computers, support the creation of radically new forms of collaboration, communication and intelligence and allow the generation of new, emergent behaviors. Socially Intelligent Computing research is closely related to two other areas of research: “social computing”, i.e. the design and use of information and communication technologies that consider social context; and to the field of “collective intelligence”, i.e. systems that facilitate the collective behavior of groups of individual actors – people, computational agents, and organizations – and exhibit intelligent characteristics such as perception, learning, judgment, or problem solving.
The International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM) addresses all technological aspects of socially intelligent computing, that span a variety of issues from advanced collaborative systems to using semantic technologies and the web of linked open data to support sociality in computational systems. The workshop aims to attract research that addresses either intra- and cross-enterprise settings or uses intelligent computing infrastructures that exploit social media on the web. There is no restriction in the application focus of work to be submitted: papers from different domains ranging from e.g. corporate idea management to citizen engagement are welcome.
The objective of the 1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experiences in the study, development and deployment of Socially Intelligent Computing concepts, applications, and systems. The workshop will provide an international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and practical results aiming at the identification of items for a research agenda.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics that are addressed by SINCOMí12 include but are not limited to the following:
Socially Intelligent Computing principles and approaches
* Theories and Methodologies for Socially Intelligent Computing
* Modeling of Social Behavior in Social Computational Systems
* Architectures and Design of Socially Intelligent Computational Systems
Social Media Management within Social Computational Systems
* Social Media Analytics and Monitoring
* Using Social Media to Predict the Future
* Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
* Stream Processing of Social Data and Social Activities
Semantic Web and Linked Data for Social Computational Systems
* Ontologies for Socially Intelligent Computing
* Integration of heterogeneous social data
* Merging social data and Linked Open Data
Leveraging Social Networks for Socially Intelligent Computing
* Discovery, Collection, and Extraction of Social Network Data
* Privacy Policies for Social Networks
* Privacy and Security Tradeoffs in Social Networks
* Visualization of Social Networks
* Services in Social Networks
Information Retrieval and Recommendations for Socially Intelligent Computing
* Social Recommender Systems
* Machine Learning Methods for Socially Intelligent Computing
Social Intelligence within and across Enterprises
* Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
* Wisdom of crowds applications (e.g., prediction markets)
* Crowdsourcing in Enterprises Management
Abstract Submission deadline: May 18, 2012
Paper Submission deadline: May 25, 2012
Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2012
Camera-Ready due: July 16, 2012
Author Registration due: July 16, 2012
SINCOMí12 Workshop: September 13 – 14, 2012
Papers submitted to SINCOM12 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee. All submissions must be in English.
Papers should not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.
The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Additionally, extended versions of the best papers from the Workshop may be considered for a submission in a special issue of an International Journal indexed by ISI Thomson Reuter.
Author instructions can be found at:
Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.
The paper submission site will be announced shortly.
Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Gregoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece