CSCW Workshop: Call for Participation now open!

Welcome to the Navigating the Challenges of Multi-Site Research Workshop at CSCW 2018! This one-day workshop will be held in New York City’s Hudson River (Jersey City) on November 3rd, 2018.

Our full day-workshop focuses on challenges encountered by researchers attempting to design and conduct studies that span 2 or more social computing platforms, such as parallel sites for different language populations, different platforms, or different user experience designs. Social computing researchers are increasingly interested in these studies that examine user behavior across different sites. For example, researchers have conducted multi-sited studies to understand user behavior across culture, language, and media. In such studies, researchers are challenged to develop and execute methodologies that allow them to navigate frameworks that enable comparisons among multiple sites. Researchers face challenges adapting their methodologies to handle diverse populations, regulations, large datasets and more. The goal of this workshop is to come to a common understanding of what multi-site research is and how we can continue to expand and incentivize this form of research within the CSCW community.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: Friday, September 28th 2018  Thursday, October 4th 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday, October 12th, 2018
  • Workshop day: Saturday, November 3 2018

We invite researchers to submit 2-4 page position papers (in ACM Extended Abstract format) that draw upon the importance of multi-site research. In particular, we would like workshop submissions to include:

  • Present an example of multi-site research: How does your research fit into the multi-site space? Why is it important to conduct your research with 2 or more sites?
  • Describe the particular challenge(s) researchers have faced while conducting multi-site research: What were the challenges of running a study on 2 or more sites?
  • Propose possible solutions for navigating these particular challenges of your multi-site research: How were these challenges addressed? How can we incentivize others to pursue this type of research?

Please send .pdf submissions to multisiteCSCW@gmail.com. Position papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee and will be selected based on potential to motivate discussion. At least one author per accepted submission must register for the workshop.