Workshops & Master Classes

Important Dates

  1. June 28, 2013: deadline for submissions
  2. July 31, 2013 (or earlier): notifications due
  3. August 9, 2013: early registration ends
  4. September 21 and 22, 2013: workshops and master classes at ECSCW in Cyprus

Pre-Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

[Morning] MC1: Half-Day Master Class: Co-producing assisted living technologies and services - CANCELLED

WS2: CSCW at the Boundary of Work and Life Room Aphrodite B

WS7: EC-TEL meets ECSCW - Workshop on Collaborative Technologies for Working and Learning Room Aphrodite A

WS1: Participatory Publics: Civic technology and local communities Room Aphrodite B

WS3: MoRoCo – Models and their Role in Collaboration Room Zeus

WS4: Francophone Ergonomics and CSCW – a comparative analysis Room Hermes

WS5: Designing Mobile Face-to-Face Group Interactions OPEN TO ALL Room Aphrodite A

Doctoral Colloquim Room Akamas B

WS1: Participatory Publics: Civic technology and local communities

Olav W. Bertelsen, Susanne Bødker, Martin Brynskov, Christopher A. Le Dantec, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Volkmar Pipek

New forms of community technologies are focused on supporting local, geographically connected communities directly through neighborhoods and civic activity. The workshop will address the following questions: What constitutes participation in community settings and how is it supported/augmented through IT? How do we understand the relationships between participation, community and technology in these (emerging) settings? It will be based on examples of technology supported participatory publics brought to the workshop by participants.


WS2: CSCW at the Boundary of Work and Life

Luigina Ciolfi, Gabriela Avram, Erik Grönvall, Chiara Rossitto, Louise Barkhuus

This workshop will explore how CSCW themes, concepts and sensibilities can be extended and applied to practices blurring the boundary between work and life. Technology has moved from workplaces to become part of nearly every aspect of everyday life. Similarly, CSCW research spans not only work settings and practices, but also other life domains, from family life, to gaming, tourism and other leisure activities. However, the neat distinction between which activities are work-related and which are not is becoming less and less meaningful as often the spheres of work and life blur into each other. Similarly, the use of technology is not limited to specific work vs. non-work situations. This workshop will discuss how to look at this blurring of practices, spheres of life and expectations: is it a problematic issue that should be addressed, or a new way of working and living that people are increasingly embracing? How do people coordinate and interact when work tasks, personal tasks and leisure tasks blur into each other, and how to support/facilitate/mediate this through design?



WS3: MoRoCo – Models and their Role in Collaboration

Alexander Nolte, Michael Prilla, Peter Rittgen, Stefan Oppl

Using visual representations (models) of work or business processes can be considered a common practice in modern organizations. They are used to document current practices, to inform people about processes and to plan change or software development. As they include and affect multiple stakeholders, it has been found reasonable to develop and use them collaboratively to negotiate or coordinate work practice. In practice, however, models are seldom used or developed collaboratively, resulting in low impact of models and stakeholders in them on organizational development and change. Given the potential of collaborative work on models, we need a better understanding on how they can be developed and used collaboratively in order to leverage their role as artifacts of collaborative work in practice. The MoRoCo 2013 workshop focuses thus on collaborative work with and development of models. It aims at build a big picture of research on the role that models play in collaborative work in order to set up a common research agenda among participating researchers and practitioners alike.


The workshop is a follow up to the workshop on "Collaborative usage and development of models and visualization" held at ECSCW 2011 (proceedings are available online at, which resulted in a special issue of the International Journal for eCollaboration (2013, in press). For this workshop the organizers are planning a similar course of events.


WS4: Francophone Ergonomics and CSCW – a comparative analysis

Françoise Darses, Pascal Salembier, Kjeld Schmidt, Ina Wagner

The Francophone tradition of work analysis, with its rich repertoire of field studies, various forms of analysis, and conceptual frameworks, provides a very interesting perspective on forms of work activity. Although this perspective has been present for many years in ECSCW conferences and in the CSCW Journal, it has remained relatively isolated from the mainstream discussion within CSCW. The objective of the proposed workshop is to start an in-depth discussion of Francophone ergonomics and its conceptual and methodological contributions to CSCW research.


WS5: Designing Mobile Face-to-Face Group Interactions OPEN TO ALL

Joel Fischer, Stuart Reeves, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh

This workshop is open to all conference attendees. You may attend even if you have not submitted a position paper. However, registration is required. Please select it when registering for the conference. This workshop is concerned with understanding the nature of face-to-face group interactions in mobile, but collocated settings. It seeks to examine group-sensitive design examples, concepts and techniques, research methods and approaches to study group activities, and to learn how these social activities might be respected and supported by design. We aim to bring together researchers interested in the social organisation of face-to-face interaction, and designers of collaborative groupware and mobile, interactive experiences to explore opportunities and challenges for the design and study of experiences, apps and systems that support, augment or enable collocated activities.


WS7: EC-TEL meets ECSCW - Workshop on Collaborative Technologies for Working and Learning

Monica Divitini, Tobias Ley, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Prilla

This workshop explores the potential of collaborative technologies that are embedded in workplaces and practices, and which contribute to and help to scale learning on the individual, group or organisational levels. This includes particularly learning in informal, dynamic and naturalistic settings where learning often is a by-product of work. With this workshop, we intend to bring together the European communities of technology-enhanced learning, which meets at EC-TEL 2013 – The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, and of computer-supported cooperative work, which meets at ECSCW 2013 – The European Conference on Computer-supported Cooperative Work.





Supported by

Interaction Design Foundation