CfP Workshop "Hybrid Collaboration - Moving Beyond Purely Co-Located or Remote Collaboration" @ ECSCW '19

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Call for Participation

Workshop “Hybrid Collaboration - Moving Beyond Purely Co-Located or Remote Collaboration” @ ECSCW 2019, Salzburg, Austria

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*) Important Dates

Deadline for submission of position papers: April 15, 2019.

Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2019.

Date of Workshop: June 8, 2019.

*) Introduction

New collaborative practices and technologies increasingly blur the traditional boundaries between co-located and remote collaboration. Using technologies such as connected interactive whiteboards and mobile devices, team meetings are increasingly partially distributed with co-located and remote members. Collaboration tools such as Slack also invite users to transcend the dichotomy of synchronous and asynchronous team work.

In a first attempt to frame this new kind of collaborative practices, Neumayr et al. (2018) have formulated their framework of “Hybrid Collaboration” to enable the description and analysis of current hybrid collaboration practices. Still, there is a considerable knowledge gap in the field of hybrid collaboration although it is daily common practice.

This one-day workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on empirical research methodologies and currently existing practical use cases of hybrid collaboration while ultimately striving for a high level of usability and UX in the tools we develop in the realm of either co-located or remote collaboration settings.

*) Workshop Topics

The topics dealt with in this workshop include but are not limited to:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges of researching hybrid collaboration today?

  • How can collaborative practices in hybrid meetings/events be studied in naturalistic environments?

  • How can we prototype hybrid collaboration and conduct controlled experiments?

  • Which established, alternative, or entirely novel research methods can help to tackle those challenges?

  • How can we reach a shared conceptualization and understanding of hybrid collaboration, meetings and events? These concepts are often expressed through other similar terminologies such as remote, online, hybrid, or virtual collaboration, meetings, and events in partially distributed teams, virtual teams, etc.

*) Call for Participation

Please consider contributing to this workshop:

Participants will be selected based on their position paper submissions (up to 4 pages in length using the recent ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format: SIGCHI Publications Template | ACM SIGCHI). The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and judged by their quality concerning relevance and potential to stimulate discussion at the workshop.

Submissions should be sent to thomas.neumayr(at) and banu.saatci(at) in .pdf format on or before April 15, 2019.

The notification to the workshop participants will be distributed on May 2, 2019.

Accepted position papers will be distributed among the participants well before the workshop to allow a familiarization with each others’ topics. In this process, participants are asked to reflect on the other submissions and bring questions with them.

*) Organizers

Thomas Neumayr, Mirjam Augstein, Hans-Christian Jetter, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus, Austria

Banu Saatci, Clemens Klokmose, Aarhus University, Denmark

Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Sean Rintel, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

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