CSST Summer Research Institute CFP

Cassidy Sugimoto cassidysugimoto at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 23 08:57:23 EST 2015

The Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Calls for
Participation in the 2015 Summer Research Institute

*When:**        July 20 – 24, 2015*

*Where:*       The Nature Place <http://www.thenatureplace.net/>*, near
Colorado Springs, CO*

*Deadline:*   Apply by February 25, 2015

Personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen
science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural
heritage and information access; energy management and climate change;
civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity
and privacy; education and learning – these are just a few problem domains
where effective design and robust understanding of complex sociotechnical
systems are critical.

To meet these challenges, a trans-disciplinary community has come together,
drawing together scholars from intellectual communities such as CSCW, HCI,
social computing, organization studies, information visualization, social
informatics, sociology, information systems, medical informatics, computer
science, ICT for development, education, learning science, journalism, and
political science. Through Summer Research Institutes, extended workshops,
preconference workshops, and other activities, this community of
researchers from academia and industry has developed a strong focus on
problems and opportunities arising from the interplay of social and
technological systems that span individuals, groups, organizations, and

The 2015 Summer Research Institute builds on this tradition to strengthen
and expand this diverse community by bringing together graduate students,
post-doctoral students, faculty, and other researchers in three groups:

*Doctoral students, post-doctoral students, pre-tenure faculty, and early
career researchers* – Mentoring, peer networking, and skill-building
tutorials will help doctoral students, post-doctoral students, pre-tenure
faculty, and early career researchers identify substantive ways that the
theories, approaches, and tools within the larger community can advance
their work with the design and study of sociotechnical systems.

*Emerging multi-disciplinary research teams – *Groups of researchers
seeking to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations will work with mentors
to refine problem statements and research goals; connect with collaborators
with complementary skills and interests; and create actionable research
agendas and funding proposals. Preference will be given to groups
interested in designing and studying sociotechnical systems that address
societal grand challenges such as (but not limited to) healthcare; energy
management and climate change; cybersecurity and privacy; education and
learning; disaster response; technology development and innovation;
economic development and work; and civic engagement and participation.

*Research infrastructure development teams – *Groups of researchers
interested in creating computational or analytic tools, data resources,
training materials, or other infrastructure to support the design and study
of sociotechnical systems will come together to work on new challenges.
These infrastructure “hackathon” sessions will result in community
resources such as use cases, prototypes, draft materials, and deployable
Applying for CSST 2015 Summer Research Institute

We encourage applications from all academic, industry, NGO, and public
sector organizations worldwide. To apply for the 2015 Summer Research
Institute, select the group that best fits your needs and situation:

*Doctoral students, post-doctoral students, pre-tenure faculty, and early
career researchers* should send their CV and a short (up to 300 words)
response to the question “How does/will your work advance our ability to
design and understand critical sociotechnical systems?” Include three
relevant references to situate your work within the larger research
community. Doctoral students should have completed their dissertation
proposal prior to attending and should seek a letter of recommendation from
their advisor/department chair indicating their expected graduation date as
well as how the CSST Summer Research Institute will advance their

*Emerging multi-disciplinary research teams *should apply as a group,
sending their CVs and a short (up to 500 words) response to these
questions: “What is the research focus/problem domain? What types of
activities/studies are needed to engage that domain? How will pursuing this
agenda help advance our ability to design and understand critical
sociotechnical systems?” Include references and potential funding sources,
if known, to situate the proposal within the larger research community.
Your team may have from three to six people. Preference will be given to
cross-institutional teams in which junior/mid-career researchers play
significant leadership roles.

*Research infrastructure development teams *should apply as a group,
sending their CVs and a short (up to 500 words)) response to these
questions: “What is the problem you are seeking to address? What will you
do to address that problem? How will creating these technologies, tools,
materials or infrastructure improve our ability to design and understand
critical sociotechnical systems?” Include references to examples from other
domains, if possible, to situate your proposal. Your team may have from
three to six people from multiple disciplines and institutions.

Lodging, meals, and other onsite costs will be covered for all Summer
Research Institute participants. Limited travel support is available, if
needed, for participants from US and Canadian institutions (with preference
given to doctoral and post-doctoral students).  To be considered for all
available financial support you should provide the following information
when you apply:

   - What college or university do you attend?
   - What is your primary department affiliation?
   - If you are applying from a Canadian university, are you a member of
   the GRAND network?

Send your application materials to Summer Research Institute Co-Director
Diane Bailey at diane.bailey at ischool.utexas.edu by February 25, 2015. The
CSST Summer Research Institute Advisory Group will review applications
beginning March 1, 2015 using the following criteria:

   - Clear articulation of the hoped-for contribution to the theory,
   practice, or design of sociotechnical systems
   - Likelihood of Summer Research Institute participation providing
   significant practical benefit for the individual/team
   - Contribution to a balanced and diverse group of participants

The number of participants we select will depend on the available funding
and the fit between applicants’ interests and CSST goals.

For more information about the Summer Research Institute, contact the
Summer Research Institute Co-Directors, Diane Bailey (
diane.bailey at ischool.utexas.edu) and Dan Cosley (drc44 at cornell.edu). For
information about the broader community of researchers interested in design
and study of sociotechnical systems, see: CSST (www.sociotech.net), the
“Researchers of the Socio-Technical” Facebook group, or the CSST listserv (
csst at listserv.syr.edu).
2015 CSST Summer Research Institute Mentors

Ken Anderson                Intel

Cecilia Aragon                University of Washington

Diane Bailey                   University of Texas (Co-Director)

Elizabeth Churchill         Google

Dan Cosley                     Cornell University (Co-Director)

Cliff Lampe                    University of Michigan

Bonnie Nardi                  University of California, Irvine

Leysia Palen                   University of Colorado, Boulder

Scott Robertson              University of Hawaii

Michael Twidale             University of Illinois

With support from these Digital Societies Research Coordination Network

Brian Butler                    University of Maryland

Wayne Lutters                University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Steve Sawyer                  Syracuse University

Andrea Tapia                  The Pennsylvania State University
2015 CSST Summer Research Institute Advisory Board

Mark Ackerman (University of Michigan)

Warren Allen (Florida State University)

Morgan Ames (University of Irvine/Intel)

Ken Anderson (Intel)

Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)

Diane Bailey (University of Texas)

Steve Barley (Stanford)

Jeremy Birnholtz (Northwestern University)

Geoffrey Bowker (University of California, Irvine)

Amy Bruckman (Georgia Tech)

Jenna Burrell (University of California, Berkeley)

Brian Butler (University of Maryland)

Kathy Chudoba (Utah State University)

Elizabeth Churchill (Google)

Derrick Cogburn (American University)

Nosh Contractor (Northwestern University)

Dan Cosley (Cornell University)

Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University)

Jonathon Cummings (Duke University)

Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon University)

Nicole Ellison (University of Michigan)

Sanda Erdelez (University of Missouri)

Ingrid Erickson (Rutgers University)

Thomas Finholt (University of Michigan)

Megan Finn (University of Washington)

Susan Fussell (Cornell University)

Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska, Omaha)

Sean Goggins (University of Missouri)

Beki Grinter (Georgia Tech University)

Keith Hampton (Rutgers University)

Derek Hansen (Brigham Young University)

Gillian Hayes (University of California, Irvine)

Caroline Haythornthwaite (University of British Columbia)

Pamela Hinds (Stanford University)

James Howison (University of Texas)

Josh Introne (Michigan State University)

Steve Jackson (Cornell University)

Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi (University of North Carolina)

Erik Johnston (Arizona State University)

Nicolas Jullien (Telecom Bretagne)

Jofish Kaye (Yahoo)

Sara Kiesler (Carnegie Mellon University)

Niki Kittur (Carnegie Mellon University)

Karim Lakhani (Harvard Business School)

Cliff Lampe (University of Michigan)

Paul Leonardi (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Sylvia Lindtner (University of Michigan)

Wayne Lutters (UMBC)

Kalle Lyytinen (Case Western Reserve University)

Gloria Mark (University of California, Irvine)

Sorin Matei (Purdue University)

Melissa Mazmanian (University of California, Irvine)

Joi Moore (University of Missouri)

Dawn Nafus (Intel)

Bonnie Nardi (University of California, Irvine)

Gina Neff (University of Washington)

Mark Newman (University of Michigan)

Gary Olson (University of California, Irvine)

Wanda Orlikowski (MIT)

Felipe Ortega (University Rey Juan Carlos)

Leysia Palen (University of Colorado)

Marshall Scott Poole (University of Illinois)

Jenny Preece (University of Maryland)

Rebecca Reynolds (Rutgers University)

Lionel Robert (University of Michigan)

Scott Robertson (University of Hawaii)

Tony Salvador (Intel)

Steve Sawyer (Syracuse)

Chi-Ren Shyu (University of Missouri)

Jaime Snyder (University of Washington)

Diane Sonnenwald (Copenhagen)

Susan Straus (RAND Corporation)

Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University)

Dan Suthers (University of Hawaii)

Andrea Tapia (The Pennsylvania State University)

Michael Twidale (University of Illinois)

John Walsh (Georgia Tech)

Molly Wasko (University of Alabama, Birmingham)

Mary Beth Watson-Manheim (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Andrea Wiggins (University of Maryland)

Susan Winter (University of Maryland)

Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck (University of Michigan)

Youngjin Yoo (Temple University)

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington
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