[CITASA] CFP: CHI Workshop on Microblogging

danah boyd danah-asa at danah.org
Tue Oct 20 00:05:00 EDT 2009


MICROBLOGGING: WHAT AND HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM IT?

CHI 2010 Workshop
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Saturday, April 11, 2010

Workshop Site: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~julia/chi2010.html


ORGANIZERS
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Julia Grace, IBM Research, Almaden
Dejin Zhao, Penn State University, University Park
danah boyd, Microsoft Research, New England


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
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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.



CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS
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** 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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