Calls for Participation for WG9.1, WG9.2, WG9.5 and WG9.8

HCC14 will also welcome co-located TC9 Working Group Workshops

Working Group 9.1: Computers and Work – 10th CNoW: Int’l Workshop on Changing Nature of Work with ICTAI in the Workplace: Navigating the Age of Digital Automation
Chair: Jungwo Lee

With the Internet and abundant smart devices, the paradigm of computing now turns into a new world of digital automation with the strong presence of AI in the workplace (Davenport & Kirby, 2015; Genpact, 2018). People expect AI might replace or displace humans from current jobs in the near future, and that  AI will multiply the cognitive and analytic powers of machines and augment or displace human capacities (Robinson & Bogen, 2017; Tito, 2017).  Decision support, and robots controlling intelligence augmentation have been used at work, but the larger scale of novel AI applications based on deep learning technologies and underlying bigdata constitute a new challenge. In this context, this workshop takes the view of real – human – workers.  AI in the workplace will present opportunities as well as challenges for modern day organizations. These opportunities and challenges include changes in work practices including social and institutional aspects as well as business models. In this workshop, therefore, we are aiming to identify the changes that are and will be occurring in the work environment, work routines, related policies, and business models. Other softer side issues involved in shifting towards AI are also welcome. In this regard, this workshop aims at explicating cases and theories concerning visions of AI replacing functions and activities, as well as insightful frameworks of AI, shape and patterns in AI platforms, and/or smart offices enabled by AI technologies.  The scope will be shaped by the imaginations of participants’ creative contributions to the topic.

Submissions of manuscripts dealing with interdisciplinary issues across political and strategic lines, as well as social and technological issues, are strongly encouraged.

Working Group 9.2: Social Accountability and Computing

To share or not to share – Social responsibility to share health related information.
Chair: Jani Koskinnen

There has been much active discourse concerning why people’s privacy should be protected and what are the rights of patients related to their health information. However, this is an issue that also needs to be looked at from the viewpoint of social responsibility, because health information does not have value only for the person sharing it but also for common good. While privacy arguments for protecting health related information are valuable, the aim is to enlarge the discussion to other, less individualistically oriented, approaches.  This workshop will explore various openings to both sides: To share or not to share.

Submissions related to health information, privacy, social accountability and responsible research and innovation are warmly welcomed!”

Working Group 9.5: Our Digital Lives
Chairs: Petros Chamakiotis, Brad McKenna, and Kathrin Bednar

Given the prevalence of connectivity and digital work in its various forms, in this workshop we are interested in studies (including work-in-progress) exploring any aspect of ‘Our Digital Lives’ following our Working Group’s general theme. Example topics include (but are not limited to): digital work in its social context, digital health, digital education, digital labour, digital games, digital tourism, online communities, social media, augmented or virtual reality, emerging technologies, or artificial intelligence.

Submissions are welcomed that offer fresh theoretical or empirical insights into how our digital lives have transformed the way we work, communicate, and play together.

Working Group 9.8: Gender, Diversity and ICT
Chairs: Johanna Sefyrin, Sisse Finken and Charles Ess

WG 9.8 calls for papers that explore work that unfolds with and around data; that is, work that takes place in the very collection, use, and undertakings of and on data (Fisher et al. 2017, Bossen et al. 2019) – including the often invisible forms of work (e.g. Star and Strauss 1999). With this, we are interested in studies that explore the resources (social, cultural, material, digital) that are mobilized for digital data to serve in work, educational settings, and/or daily life. We are interested in the topic from perspectives of gender and diversity and call for papers that bring feminist concerns into the analyses and e.g. explore instances of data bias (Perez 2019) in such particular work.  At the same time, we welcome papers on other topics related to gender and diversity.

Paper Submission for Workshops – Same as for Main Conference

The conference is open to attendees at all stages of career and education, whether you are at the start, middle or peak of your career, either as academics or practitioners. Submitted papers should be approximately 3,000-5,000 words in length.  Please return your paper, using the appropriate format, through or – and select workshop during submission