[GSDI Legal Econ] Call for Participation - Inaugural Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems
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Call for Participation - Inaugural Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems
July 20-25, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
A science of socio-technical systems is emerging from research in the fields of HCI, social computing, social informatics, CSCW, sociology of computing, and other domains. The Consortium for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems (CSST) is a new organization devoted to advancing research on socio-technical systems. As its inaugural activity, the CSST will be hosting a summer research institute for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenure faculty on the campus of the University of Michigan from July 20 to 25, 2008. A primary goal of the institute is to build a new cohort of faculty and graduate students who are interested in research on the design and interplay of technology and humans at the level of individuals, groups, organizations, and larger communities. Examples of this kind of work include research on:
social computing (e.g., online communities, social network sites);
distributed work (e.g., collaboratories, virtual teams and organizations);
new technologies (e.g., recommender systems, prediction markets, ubiquitous computing);
novel forms of production (e.g., open source software, Wikipedia);
new forms of expression and entertainment (e.g., blogs, wikis, massive multiplayer online role-playing games); and
information and communication technologies for developing regions (e.g., cell phone-based applications to assist economic development).
Participants in this institute will be restricted to advanced doctoral candidates through pre-tenure faculty at US institutions. Interested applicants should submit the following to csst.institute2008 at umich.edu by February 28, 2008:
1) 150 word abstract summarizing your research;
2) two-page research statement;
3) current vita; and
4) letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor (doctoral student applicants only).
Contact: csst.institute2008 at umich.edu
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