[Air-L] CFP for upcoming workshops at CHI and iConference 2015

Oliver Haimson ohaimson at uci.edu
Wed Jan 7 16:05:54 PST 2015

Hello all,

I'm helping to organize two upcoming conference workshops that may be of
interest, at CHI and iConference. The workshop paper deadlines are coming
up within a few weeks, so I wanted to spread the word! Please let me know
if you have any questions.


Between the Lines: Reevaluating the Online/Offline Binary

A CHI 2015 Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Seoul, Korea


*Call for Papers:*

This workshop brings together scholars, designers, developers, and
practitioners who engage with people’s practices of self and identity
management online and offline. The goal is to unpack implied assumptions
and articulate what “online” and “offline” really mean. This involves
exploring and explaining how these terms are used, when, by whom, and why.
In addition, we will explore what—if any—leverage the different
conceptualizations bring, and discuss the value of thinking about “online”
and “offline” as more than conventions that describe human-embodied
face-to-face interaction, as opposed to digitally mediated contexts.
Overall, the ongoing debate that scholars in different spheres have had
about online/offline becomes newly focused when we address what this means
through the lens of self and identity. This workshop aims to engage and
refresh our thinking about this topic while drawing together threads from
different fields and ways of thinking.

We invite 2-4 page submissions for this one-day workshop in the CHI
Extended Abstracts format that describe ongoing research efforts and/or ask
questions that challenge the binary of the “online” versus the “offline”
self. Submissions will be selected based on originality, quality, and
ability to promote discussion during the workshop.

Submissions and questions should be directed to Sarah Vieweg (
sarahvieweg at gmail.com) by January 5, 2015. At least one author from each
accepted paper must register and attend the workshop and at least one day
of the ACM CHI 2015 conference.

*Important Dates:*
Submissions due: EXTENDED DEADLINE January 19, 2015
Notification: February 13, 2015
Workshop date: April 18, 2015

*Workshop Organizers:* Sarah Vieweg, Oliver L. Haimson, Michael Massimi,
Kenton O'Hara, Elizabeth F. Churchill


*Call for Presenters: iConference 2015 workshop on Exploring Gender, Race,
and Sexuality with Social Media Data*

*Newport Beach, California, USA. March 24, 2015*

Social media data present a powerful opportunity for researchers to explore
how they might ask nuanced questions regarding the intersectionality of
gender, race, and sexuality. Recent controversies like #Gamergate and
#YesAllWomen, both of which unfolded over social media channels and left a
rich trail of data, can have important implications for understanding
feminism, sexism, and misogyny. At the same time, online communities are
active, dynamic populations that can respond to research in real time. For
instance, Black Twitter has responded to and discussed research focused on
stakeholders in its community, demonstrating the importance of ethical
practices and accountability to online communities when conducting social
media data analysis.

We invite anyone interested in discussing these questions and controversies
to join us at this iConference workshop where we will:

·       Help build a community of researchers working on issues of gender,
race, and/or sexuality within the information sciences and related fields.

·       Create skill-building experiences that enable researchers to
collect and analyze social media data to further their own work.

·       Explore how to analyze social media data ethically and develop
practices that respect and engage the sometimes vulnerable and marginalized
populations who may have generated the data.

·       Critically discuss the use of social media data to generate new
insights and scholarship.

We welcome both new and experienced researchers and encourage participation
from a wide range of methodological orientations, including qualitative,
quantitative, and mixed methods.


Workshop participation is open to all. However, to facilitate the
opportunity for a select set of presentations at the workshop, we welcome
any interested scholars to submit a position paper, methods paper, or case
study. Papers should describe novel and ethical research involving the use
of social media data for the exploration of gender, race, and/or sexuality.
We particularly welcome submissions from participants dealing with issues
of intersectionality. Paper submissions are entirely optional, but if
desired should be 2-4 pages in the iConference 2015 format
If accepted, authors will be provided with presentation details in advance
of the workshop; they will also be invited to share their data for workshop
demonstration purposes. We will provide opportunities throughout the
workshop for presenters to get feedback on their research from workshop
attendees and organizers. Participant papers will be made available on
the workshop
website <https://iconferencesocialmediadata.wordpress.com/> with author


Email your paper to ohaimson at uci.edu by January 16, 2015 at 5pm PST.


Paper deadline: January 16, 2015

Decision notifications: February 16, 2015

Workshop: March 24, 2015


Oliver L. Haimson, UC Irvine

Amanda Menking, University of Washington

Jordan Eschler, University of Washington

Ingrid Erickson, Rutgers University

Gillian R. Hayes, UC Irvine


Oliver Haimson: ohaimson at uci.edu

For more information: https://iconferencesocialmediadata.wordpress.com/

Oliver L. Haimson
PhD Student, Informatics

Social & Technological Action Research Group
University of California, Irvine


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