CFP: 1st International Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Research Communities (ARRC11) at CSCW 2011

November 19, 2010

Thomas Ullmann »
Category: Call for Papers,Workshop

Deadline extended
The submission deadline for the two pages abstract is extended until the 29th of December.

Call for papers and demos

1st International Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Research
Communities (ARRC11) to be held in conjunction with CSCW 2011, Hangzhou (China)

March 19-23, 2011

*** Background ***
Traditionally the concept of awareness is used in the research field of CSCW to re-establish awareness conditions of face-to-face situations with visual cues showing for example, who is online or working on a document. In the field of perception psychology, awareness is the state or ability to focus on certain stimuli of the environment while ignoring others. Here, being aware of something does not necessarily mean to understand it. In marketing, awareness usually relates to the degree consumers knows about a certain product. Generating public awareness is seemed as a task of the media to establish topics the public should know about.

This workshop will discuss and build an interdisciplinary understanding of implicit and explicit structures researchers build through their practices using the Web. Considering the multitude of views on awareness we ask: “What does awareness mean for technology-enhanced learning (TEL)? How does it relate to reflection as one of the key abilities of
researchers? While researchers are aware of their relations in their networks, technology establishes related activities which are beyond the individuals focus of attention. This is possible due to two advantages of computer-mediated communication: (1) selectively mirroring information that would be visible in face-to-face situations, and (2)
mirroring information that would not be visible in face-to-face situations, but that can improve the working or learning process. This information could help researchers to become aware of their constantly changing connections and interactions beyond their individual context and to reflect this. This workshop aims to challenge the understanding
of awareness and reflection in technology-enhanced learning.

*** Topic of interest ***
The ARRC workshop focuses on current research trends in the field of awareness and reflection in the domain of research communities. The workshop seeks to attract quality research papers that propose solutions to the issues identified above. The workshop also welcomes papers that comment how the application of social media can impact on real life
experiences in such communities. It aims to bring together scientists, designers and engineers who work on designing and/or developing the above mentioned solutions, as well as practitioners who use and evaluate them in diverse authentic environments. We encourage authors to present their interdisciplinary results and such that focused on technical, psychological and/or pedagogical challenges.

# Different views on awareness
# Social awareness
# Knowledge awareness
# Artefact awareness
# Process awareness
# Context awareness
# Awareness-support in research communities
# Awareness in organizational learning
# Semantic Web and awareness
# Orchestration of awareness and reflection
# Awareness and reflection in online research environments
# Bridging formal and informal research environments and their consequences for awareness and reflection
# Activation of reflection processes
# Awareness of pivotal events and their reflection support

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. Including demonstrations is explicitly encouraged. The following contributions are possible:

# Short papers (6-10 pages) that state the position of the authors within the scope of the workshop and describe solution concepts and work in progress in a premature state.
# Full papers: (12-16 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for submission.
# Posters and demo papers (1-2 pages) that summarize preliminary work results

All submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee for originality, significance and quality. The workshop proceedings will be published in a publication series with ISSN. Furthermore selected papers will be part of a Special Issue in a well-known international Journal (currently in negotiations).

*** Workshop format ***
Papers presented at the workshop will need to engage participants in discussions on the presented key topics. To achieve this aim, all accepted papers will be clustered according to their topics in (2-4 clusters). Each such cluster will contain not more than 4 papers, each
of which will be presented by one of its authors. The presentation of each paper will be 20 minutes. Authors will be asked to follow a structured template for their presentation (focusing on the problem addressed in their paper, the methodology followed, and the results of their work). After the short presentations, each cluster will have 90 minutes for discussion and preparation of a final round table discussion with all clusters. This closing session will summarize the outcomes of the single workshop sessions and determining future activities in the research field of awareness and activation of reflection in learning and research communities.

*** Dates ***
# December 29, 2010 >> deadline submission of 2 pages abstract
# December 30, 2010 >> paper acceptance notification
# January 07, 2011 >> Early bird registration for ARRC11 (please register for the workshop until this date).
# January 21, 2011 >> deadline for the full papers
# February 11, 2011 >> results of the review for the full papers
# February 25, 2011 >> deadline for camera-ready copies
# April 2011 >> publication of selected papers in a Journal’s Special Issue (currently in negotiations with several journals

*** Organizers ***
Wolfgang Reinhardt (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Nina Heinze, (Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany)
Thomas Ullmann, (Open University of the UK)

*** Program committee ***

# Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
# Cristina Costa, University of Salford (UK)
# Erik Duval, KU Leuven (Belgium)
# Tanja Engelmann, Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
# Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble (France)
# Angela Fessel, Know Center Graz (Austria)
# Mark Hahnel, Imperial College (UK)
# Jim Hensman, Coventry University (UK)
# Marco Kalz, Open University (The Netherlands)
# Reinhard Keil, University of Paderborn (Germany)
# Peter Kraker, Know Center Graz (Austria)
# Peter Scott, Open University (UK)
# Paulo Simões, Air Force (Portugal)
# Peter Sloep, Open University (The Netherlands)
# Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tung University (China)
# Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet (Belgium)
# Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth (UK)
# Fridolin Wild, Open University (UK)
# Katrin Wodzicki, Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
# Martin Wolpers, FIT (Germany)

STELLARnet Workshop

October 21, 2010

Daniela Proli »
Category: Workshop

Hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Education just before the Media and Learning conference, the STELLARnet workshop invites people involved in the policy making process in education and training in Europe to discuss how TEL research can support innovation and change in these policy areas and which questions are most urgent to be answered today by TEL research to help policy making in the field.

The workshop will be held on the 24th of November 2010, starting from 2.30 p.m, in the Flemish Ministry of Education headquarters in Brussels.

Participants are welcome to register for the workshop at

Click for the Provisional agenda (PDF file)

For information please contact

Calls for Participation

September 23, 2010

Lena Hofmann »
Category: Call for Papers,Workshop

For the 2nd Alpine Rendez-Vous in the life of STELLAR 8 workshops have been selected. The Calls for Participation can now be found here:

Submission deadlines range from 15th to 31st October depending on workshop.

The workshop organisers are looking forward to your submission!

Call for Workshops for the Alpine Rendez-Vous 2011 – deadline extension!

July 1, 2010

Lena Hofmann »
Category: Call for Papers,Meetings,Workshop

The second STELLARnet Alpine Rendez-Vous will take place March 27th – 31st in the French Alps. The Call for Workshops is now open and closes on August 1st, 2010 (extended deadline).

We are looking forward to your submissions!


June 18, 2009

Fridolin Wild »
Category: Workshop
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