[Air-L] Call for participation of iConference workshop - "Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork", Feb 7th, 2012, Toronto

Lu Xiao luxiaoist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 13:12:10 PST 2011


Sorry for Cross-listing.

We invite you to attend a iConference workshop "Cultivating Reflective
Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork", Feb 7th, 2012, Toronto

Reflective Practice is an important part of professional work. Although
there have been numerous studies about the design to support distributed
teamwork, we have very limited knowledge about how to foster reflective
practices in their activities.

This workshop aims at seeding such a research endeavor through a research
discussion about the pressing need for cultivating reflective practices in
computer-mediated distributed teamwork. Specifically,
we solicit position papers about one or more of the following research
themes and the related research questions:
1.Understanding reflective practices in distributed teamwork.
Example of related research questions: In what circumstance is reflection
enhanced or increased? When is it discouraged?
2. Critical factors of the reflective practices in distributed teamwork
Example of related research questions: How are an individual’s reflective
practices impacted by the team context? How does an individual’s reflective
practice affect his or her group’s practices?
3. Methodology for identifying and evaluating reflective practices in
distributed teamwork
Example of related research questions: How do researchers evaluate the
reflective practices? How are these techniques similar and/or different
when examining individual reflective practices and group reflective
practices?
4.Socio-technical approaches  for fostering reflective practice in
distributed teamwork
Example of related research questions:  What roles might members be
encouraged to play that matter most to reflective practices? Which are the
best ways of supporting the development of group reflective practice in the
context?

We invite you to submit a position paper (up to 3 pages in length—as PDF
files conforming to ACM style(
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)
Submission deadline: Dec. 15th
Notification of acceptance: Jan. 15th
Please send you submission to lxiao24 at uwo.ca with the subject “Workshop
submission”.

Authors of accepted position papers will be invited to present their
related work in the workshop. But paper submission is NOT required to
attend the workshop. The workshop attendees will also engage in a world
café activity about the research themes. Serving as a discussion forum,
this workshop seeks to bring together a group of people to exchange ideas,
share researching findings, and form new collaborations.

For more details about the workshop, please go to
http://hci.fims.uwo.ca/pmwiki.php?n=Iconference.Iconference
All iConference workshops are free with registration of the
iConference2012: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/registration/


Organizers:

Lu Xiao, the University of Western Ontario
Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University
John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University



Regards,

Lu

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Lu Xiao
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
The University of Western Ontario
North Campus Building 256
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext.88507
Fax: 519-661-3506
London, ON
Canada
http://hci.fims.uwo.ca
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