[Air-L] Invitation to Workshop: Gov Applications of Social Media Networks & Communities

Derek Hansen shakmatt at gmail.com
Sun May 2 17:44:34 PDT 2010

Please consider joining us for a workshop on Government Applications
of Social Media Networks and Communities, as part of the University of
Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) annual symposium in
College Park, Maryland on Friday, May 28, 2010. Details and
registration are found at:

Please pass this along to your colleagues who may be interested in joining us.

Derek Hansen, Marc Smith, Ben Shneiderman, and Jenny Preece


When: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:30am-4:00pm
Where: CSIC Building, UMD, College Park
Who: Government thought leaders, system developers, and agencies;
industry partners, researchers, and students
The HCIL Government Applications of Social Media Networks &
Communities Workshop, as part of the 27th Annual Human-Computer
Interaction Lab (HCIL) Symposium, will examine how social media can be
systematically applied to increase civic participation on national
Attendees will…
• discuss interesting and ambitious ways that federal, state, and
local governments are using social media in decision-making,
healthcare/wellness, energy sustainability, education, disaster
response, community safety, scientific research, etc.
• explore how analytic tools like NodeXL (http://nodexl.codeplex.com/)
can help systematically analyze social media initiatives and mine
social media sites for useful information.
• identify the unique challenges of using social technologies in a
government context and design strategies and policies that help
overcome those challenges

Participants will include:
• Vladimir Barash, doctoral student, Information Science, Cornell University
• John Bertot, Professor, iSchool, UMD
• Derek Hansen – Assistant Professor, iSchool, UMD and director of
Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)
• Scott Golder, doctoral student, Sociology, Cornell University
• Bradford Hesse, Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Health
Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB)
• Natasa Milic-Frayling, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge
• Cynthia Parr, Director, Special Pages Group, Encyclopedia of Life, Smithsonian
• Jenny Preece – Dean, iSchool, UMD.
• Ben Shneiderman – Professor, Department of Computer Science, UMD,
and founder of the Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).
• Marc Smith – Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting
Group, director of the Social Media Research Foundation

If you would like to join us, please contact Derek Hansen
(dlhansen at umd.edu). There is a $75 registration fee for attendees that
covers breakfast (beginning at 8:30am), lunch, and a snack. Make sure
and join us for the HCIL Symposium, held the day before (see
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/soh/symposium.shtmlfor details).

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