[CITASA] Reminder-2013 Digital Societies and Social Technologies (DSST) Summer Institute

Andrea H. Tapia atapia at ist.psu.edu
Wed Apr 3 08:34:34 EDT 2013

>2013 Digital Societies and Social Technologies (DSST) Summer Institute
>(a joint effort of the Consortium for Science of Sociotechnical Systems
>(CSST) and the Summer Social Webshop)
>July 28 ­ August 1, 2013
>University of Maryland -- College Park, Maryland USA
>MOOCs, Education and learning; personal health and well-being; open
>innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source,
>and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy
>management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government;
>disaster response; cybersecurity and privacy ­ these are just a few
>problem domains where effective design and robust understanding of
>complex sociotechnical systems is critical.  To meet these challenges a
>trans-disciplinary community of scholars has come together from fields as
>wide ranging as CSCW, HCI, social computing, organization studies,
>information visualization, social informatics, sociology, information
>systems, medical informatics, computer science, ICT for development,
>education, learning science, journalism, and political science.
>Through summer institutes (CSST), extended workshops (Social Webshop),
>preconference workshops at a wide variety of venues, and other activities
>(Digital Societies and Technology Research Coordination Network) this
>community of researchers from academia and industry has developed a
>strong focus on problems and opportunities arising from the interplay of
>social and technological systems which span individuals, groups,
>organizations, and societies.
>The 2013 Summer Institute builds on this tradition to strengthen and
>expand this diverse community by bringing together graduate students,
>post doctoral students, faculty, and other researchers in four groups at
>the University of Maryland, College Park on July 28-August 1:
>Doctoral students, post doctoral students, pre-tenure faculty, and early
>career researchers ­ Through mentoring, peer networking, and
>skill-building tutorials, doctoral students, post doctoral students,
>pre-tenure faculty, and early career researchers will identify
>substantive ways that the theories, approaches, and tools within the
>larger community can advance their work with the design and study of
>sociotechnical systems.
>Established researchers ­ Prior summer institute/workshop participants
>and established researchers will network with other researchers (senior
>and junior), explore ideas and new directions, shape emerging research
>agendas, articulate critical challenges, and share knowledge about
>practices, tools, and approaches which have the potential to advance the
>design and study of sociotechnical systems.
>Emerging multi-disciplinary research teams ­ Nascent groups of
>researchers seeking to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations will
>work with peers and mentors to refine problem statements and research
>goals; connect with collaborators with complementary skills and
>interests; and create actionable research agendas and funding proposals.
>Preference will be given to groups interested in designing and studying
>sociotechnical systems that address societal grand challenges such as
>(but not limited to) healthcare; energy management and climate change;
>cybersecurity and privacy; education and learning; disaster response;
>technology development and innovation; economic development and work; and
>civic engagement and participation.
>Research infrastructure development teams ­ Groups of researchers
>interested in creating computational or analytic tools, data resources,
>training materials or other infrastructure to support the design and
>study of sociotechnical systems will work with one another, other Summer
>institute participants, and local developers.  These infrastructure
>³hackathon² sessions will result in the creation of use cases,
>prototypes, draft materials, and when possible deployable systems and
>Applications are encouraged from all academic, industry, NGO, and public
>sector organizations worldwide.  To apply for the 2013 Summer Institute,
>select the group that best fits your needs and situation and send the
>appropriate materials to the Summer Institute co-coordinator (Brian
>Butler) at bsbutler at umd.edu by April 5th, 2013:
>* Doctoral students, post doctoral students, pre-tenure faculty, and
>early career researchers should send their CV and a short (~ 1 page)
>response to: ³How does/will your work advance our ability to design and
>understand critical sociotechnical systems?²  Several core references
>should be included to situate your work within the larger research
>community.  Doctoral students should also provide a letter of
>recommendation from their advisor/department chair indicating their
>expected graduation date.
>* Established researchers should send their CV and a short (~ 1 page)
>response to:  ³What are the most interesting challenges and opportunities
>related to the design and study of critical sociotechnical systems?  What
>activity (30 minutes to 4 hours long) could you run that would help the
>Summer Institute participants better engage these challenges and
>opportunities?²  Proposed activities can be for any (or all) Summer
>Institute participants and might include, but are not limited to: focused
>presentations; brainstorming sessions; in-depth problem descriptions;
>method, tool, or data tutorials; or research agenda setting exercises.
>* Emerging multi-disciplinary research teams should apply as a group,
>sending their CVs and a short (~ 1 page) response to:  ³What is the
>research focus/problem domain?  What types of activities/studies are
>needed to engage that domain?  How will pursuing this agenda help advance
>our ability to design and understand critical sociotechnical systems?²
>References potential funding sources can be included, if known, to
>situate the proposal within the larger research community.  Groups
>invited to the Summer Institute will have between 4-6 people.  However,
>only 3 individuals need to be part of an application for it to be
>considered (assistance will be provided prior to the Summer Institute to
>help invited teams recruit additional participants as needed).
>Preference will be given to cross-institutional teams in which
>junior/mid-career researchers play significant leadership roles.
>* Research infrastructure development teams should apply as a group,
>sending their CVs and a short (~ 1 page) response to:   ³What is the
>problem you are seeking to address?  What will you do to address that
>problem?  How will creating these technologies, tools, materials or
>infrastructure improve our ability to design and understand critical
>sociotechnical systems?² References to examples from other domains can be
>included to situate your proposal.  Teams invited for the Summer
>Institute will have between 4-6 people from multiple disciplines and
>institutions.  However, only 3 individuals need to be part of an
>application to be considered (assistance will be provided prior to the
>Summer Institute to help invited teams recruit additional participants as
>Lodging, meals, and other onsite costs will be covered for all Summer
>Institute participants.  Limited travel support is available, if needed,
>for participants from US and Canadian institutions (with preference given
>to doctoral and post-doctoral students). Travel support may also be
>available for other Summer Institute participants. To be considered for
>all available financial support you should provide the following
>information when you apply:
>* What college, university, or organization are you affiliated with?
>* What is your primary department affiliation?
>* If you are applying from a Canadian university, are you a member of the
>GRAND network?
>Materials should be sent to Summer Institute co-coordinator (Brian
>Butler) at bsbutler at umd.edu by April 5th, 2013.  Applications will be
>reviewed by the Summer Institute Advisory Group beginning April 6th, 2013
>using the following criteria:
>* Clear articulation of the hoped-for contribution to the theory,
>practice, or design of sociotechnical systems
>* Likelihood of Summer Institute participation providing significant
>practical benefit for the individual/team
>* Contribution to a balanced and diverse group of participants
>The number of participants selected will depend on the available funding
>and the fit between applicants¹ interests and goals.
>For more information about the Summer Institute, contact the Summer
>Institute co-coordinators, Brian Butler (bsbutler at umd.edu) and Susan
>Winter (sjwinter at umd.edu).  For information about the broader community
>of researchers interested in design and study of sociotechnical systems,
>see:  CSST (www.sociotech.net), Social Webshop
>(http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/webshop2012/), the "Researchers of the
>Socio-Technical" Facebook group, or the CSST listserv
>(csst at listserv.syr.edu).
>Diane Bailey (University of Texas, Austin)
>John Bertot (University of Maryland, College Park)
>Jeremy Birnholtz (Northwestern University)
>Amy Bruckman (Georgia Tech)
>John Carroll (Penn State University)
>Derrick Cogburn (American University)
>Nosh Contractor (Northwestern University)
>Dan Cosley (Cornell University)
>Jonathon Cummings (Duke University)
>Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon University)
>Leslie DeChurch (Georgia Tech)
>Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine)
>Nicole Ellison (University of Michigan)
>Susan Fussell (Cornell University)
>Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
>Sean Goggins (Drexel University)
>Jen Golbeck (University of Maryland, College Park)
>Rebecca Grinter (Georgia Tech)
>Anatoliy Gruzd (Dalhousie University)
>Caroline Haythornthwaite (University of British Columbia)
>Libby Hemphill (Illinois Institute of Technology)
>Pamela Hinds (Stanford University)
>Erik Johnston (Arizona State University)
>Nicolas Jullien (TELECOM Bretagne)
>Sara Kiesler (Carnegie Mellon University)
>Aniket Kittur (Carnegie Mellon University)
>Mark Klein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
>Bob Kraut (Carnegie Mellon University)
>Karim Lakhani (Harvard University)
>Natalia Levina (New York Univesity)
>Wayne Lutters (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
>Kalle Lyytinen (Case Western Reserve)
>Gloria Mark (University of California, Irvine)
>Anne Massey (Indiana University)
>Bonnie Nardi (University of California, Irvine)
>Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
>Gary Olson (University of California, Irvine)
>Felipe Ortega (University Rey Juan Carlos)
>Jenny Preece (University of Maryland, College Park)
>David Ribes (Georgetown University)
>Tony Salvador (Intel)
>Steve Sawyer (Syracuse University)
>Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, College Park)
>Marc Smith (Social Media Research Foundation)
>Charles Steinfeld (Michigan State University)
>Kate Stewart (University of Maryland, College Park)
>Susan Straus (Rand Corporation)
>Andrea Tapia (Penn State University)
>Michael Twidale (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)
>Youngjin Yoo (Temple University)
>The 2013 DSST Summer Institute is offered in conjunction with the
>following partners:
>* The Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST),
>* The Summer Social Webshop
>Financial support for DSST 2013 is being provided by the following
>Enabling Sponsors:
>* U.S. National Science Foundation via Digital Societies and Technology
>Research Coordination Network (DST-RCN)
>Facilities, administrative, and logistical support for DSST 2013 is
>provide by the following Host Sponsors:
>* The University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool)
>	*The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)
>	* Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL),
>	* Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC)
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