[Air-L] CFP: CHI Workshop on Microblogging

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Wed Oct 21 22:03:57 PDT 2009

Deanya, FYI:

For those not in the corporate world where conference costs can be  
built into department budgets or become tax writeoffs for freelancers,  
for students often times universities have conference and travel  
grants available. I might suggest researching grants to apply to, if  
funds are an issue (really this is what most of us do.)

And the CHI workshops in my opinion benefit all those attend,  
regardless of the employer of whomever leads it that year.



On Oct 21, 2009, at 9:29 PM, danah boyd wrote:

> Unfortunately, CHI is very expensive.  I find this deeply  
> frustrating about it as a conference.  For those who are unfamiliar  
> with CHI as a conference, it comes out of the history of CS  
> conferences where conferences are the top tier publication venue in  
> the area.  Conference papers are highly competitive and it's  
> considered to be the top place to publish work in the area of Human- 
> Computer Interaction.  If you're not familiar with HCI or CHI in  
> particular, I'd recommend checking out the conference website: http://www.chi2010.org/
> A workshop at a CS-style conference is meant to bring people  
> together working in a similar area before they are ready to publish  
> conference quality papers (which in this case equals journal quality  
> papers).  Workshop proposals are peer reviewed which means that the  
> organizers of the CHI conference think that this would be an  
> interesting endeavor for the diverse audience that comes to CHI.   
> But the participants come together to talk about the things they are  
> working on and the struggles they face.
> Yes, Julia and I both work in corporate research labs.  But we are  
> scholars whose work is primarily public-facing; we're evaluated  
> based on our publication track record and a workshop is meant to  
> create and hold space for conversations, not develop private  
> knowledge.  We're organizing this because we think that it is  
> interesting and important and we want to create room for those  
> working in this area to come together and think about research in  
> this space.  This has nothing to do with either of our  
> institutions.  Yes, Microsoft and IBM have research labs because  
> they believe that they can benefit by having researchers in-house,  
> but no, this workshop is not a Microsoft or IBM sponsored or  
> organized event.  These are just our affiliations.
> I realize that corporate research labs and CS conference culture are  
> alien to those outside of computer science, but this is not some  
> evil plot by the corporate overlords.  I'm posting this on AOIR  
> rather than just posting it to the traditional CS lists because I'd  
> love to get more social scientists and humanists involved in these  
> conversations.  Because of its costs, CHI might not be the right  
> place for everyone, but perhaps there are borderline folks here who  
> have been thinking of attending CHI and would be interested in such  
> an event.  If not, my apologies for spamming.
> danah
> On Oct 20, 2009, at 8:02 AM, M. Deanya Lattimore wrote:
>> So wait -- this conference would cost me almost $500 in registration
>> fees if I were accepted to present?  And both IBM and Microsoft stand
>> to benefit from my work?
>> Is there anything what's *not* a catch?
>> -- Deanya
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:05 AM, danah boyd <aoir.z3z at danah.org>  
>> wrote:
>>> CHI 2010 Workshop
>>> Atlanta, Georgia, USA
>>> Saturday, April 11, 2010
>>> Workshop Site: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~julia/chi2010.html
>>> -----------------------------------------------
>>> Julia Grace, IBM Research, Almaden
>>> Dejin Zhao, Penn State University, University Park
>>> danah boyd, Microsoft Research, New England
>>> -----------------------------------------------
>>> Communication via short, real-time message broadcast, also known as
>>> microblogging, is relatively a new communication channel for  
>>> people to share
>>> information. We use microblogging as an umbrella term to include  
>>> status
>>> updates from social networks such as Facebook, and message- 
>>> exchange services
>>> such as Twitter. Recent research has shown that people employ  
>>> these services
>>> to share informal information they would likely not otherwise  
>>> publish
>>> through other mediums (i.e., email, phone, IM, or weblogs).  
>>> Microblogging
>>> has become quite popular quickly, catching researchers’ interests  
>>> as both a
>>> means of public, social information exchange, and a medium for  
>>> collaboration
>>> and communication in the work context.
>>> The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
>>> practitioners from academia and industry to exchange insights into  
>>> how
>>> microblogs are used in enterprises, academic and social settings,  
>>> developing
>>> an agenda for what and how we can learn from and better study this
>>> phenomenon.
>>> -----------------------------------------------
>>> ** Submission deadline: January 6, 2010 **
>>> Participants are asked to submit a 2-page position paper in ACM  
>>> CHI Format.
>>> We encourage submissions of microblogging research work in both  
>>> social
>>> context and work settings. Position papers should address specific  
>>> research
>>> questions of authors' work, methodological approaches,  
>>> contributions to the
>>> area, important conversations to have for now, and short  
>>> biographies for
>>> each author. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to  
>>> register
>>> for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference itself.
>>> Please email submissions to chi-2010-microblogging (at)  
>>> googlegroups.com
>>> using the subject "CHI 2010 Microblogging Workshop Submission".  
>>> Submissions
>>> are due at midnight PST Jan 6, 2010. We will notify all  
>>> participants of
>>> acceptance or rejection on January 30th, 2010.
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