SIGCHI CSCW Asia School, 2020
The CSCW Asia School 2020 aims to provide students and researchers from diverse academic backgrounds in the Asia-Pacific region with a broad understanding of the topics, issues, methods, and values of research in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). In response to COVID-19, CSCW Asia School 2020 will be a hybrid school. The local participants from Taiwan will meet in person at the campus of National Taiwan Normal University, and non-collocated participants outside of Taiwan will attend the core activities of the school remotely through video conferencing. We hope to promote a better understanding of CSCW research and to provide a venue for scholarly networking and community formation.
The school will accommodate 50 project-presenting students (including both in-person and remote students), and up to 20 non-presenting, non-student, on-site researchers to attend. For student participants who can travel to the venue to attend the school in person, we will provide student travel support to cover the travel and accommodation cost in part.
The group mentoring session will be a hybrid event, involving both on-site and remote students. All student participants will be assigned to a mentoring group. Each mentoring group is expected to have 4-5 students, and about half of the students are expected to be remote, attending the session online. At least two faculty mentors will be guiding student presenters to present and discuss their work during the session. We’ll provide instructions later on how to present your project and receive mentoring feedback.
The social time is reserved for student participants to have an opportunity to introduce themselves and to socialize with other attendees in the School. It is our goal to engage both on-site and remote students in this session. We’ll provide instructions on how to attend the social time in-person and remotely.
The two tutorials will be provided by experienced researchers and leaders in CSCW to cover important topics and approaches. The two tutorials this year include:
(1) “Community informatics: How information technologies and the information society have enabled, undermined and transformed local community” by John Carroll, and
(2) “Issues and methods of studying human-agent interaction” by Susan Fussell.
The mentoring/consulting session consists of student presentations and group discussions with experienced CSCW researchers. The mentors will lead the discussions and can give concrete advice on how to frame the work, design an experiment, and what kind of analysis to carry out, etc. The mentors are world-renowned CSCW researchers from Asia or have roots in Asia.
We will have two panels, both of which focus on selected topics of interest to researchers and students in Asia:
(1) “Pandemic, CSCW and Social Computing” discusses research, educational and industrial topics in CSCW that are timely in addressing needs of people, organizations, and societies during and after the pandemic times.
(2) “Career development panel” features experienced Asian researchers and practitioners to discuss various career paths based on their experiences.
Registration is available only for the accepted participants. Please follow the instruction provided at the time of acceptance to complete School registration.
Travel and accommodation support will be available for accepted students who will travel to attend the school in-person. Non-student participants and remote student participants will not receive travel support. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply, but the priority for acceptance will be given to those living and studying in the Asia-Pacific region.
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The venue for the CSCW Asia Winter Winter School is at: The Main Campus of National Taiwan Normal University; 162, Section 1, Heping E. Rd., Taipei City 106, Taiwan.