C&T 2021 will host workshops to spark discussion and exchange of experiences among (applied) researchers, practitioners, and professionals working in the field of communities and technologies, as well as non-academic actors – individuals as well as organizations – working with technologies to affect community relations. The workshops provide a platform to discuss, explore and advance specific research areas of Communities & Technologies. Each workshop should provide a forum to generate new, innovative ways of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. Topics addressed may include (but are not limited to) theories, methodologies, artefacts in practices, emerging application areas, design innovations, strategy and organizational issues pertaining to the overall theme of the conference “Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech”.

Please note that C&T is convening Community Day which will bring C&T conference attendees and people from the local community together to discuss and work together to discuss purposeful and pragmatic approaches for mutual understanding. Workshops given during Community Day should be accessible (e.g. avoiding specialized theory and vocabulary unless necessary), relevant, and useful. When you submit your proposal please indicate whether the workshop(s) you’re proposing could be convened during Community Day and/or regular sessions.

C&T Workshops will run for a half or one full day and will take place on June 21-22, 2021. Community Day workshops will be half-day sessions only and they will take place on June 20, 2021. All workshops will be – in line with the nature of the overall conference – either hybrid or fully virtual.

Important Dates

  • March 12, 2021 (23:59 PST) Workshop proposals due from workshop organizers
  • April 5, 2021 Notification of acceptance for workshop proposals
  • May 9, 2021 (23:59 PST) Workshop descriptions due from workshop organizers
  • May 23, 2021 (23:59 PST) Workshop papers due (please check the workshop web site) from workshop attendees
  • June 20, 2021, Workshops at Community Day in Seattle
  • June 21-22, 2021, Workshops at conference in Seattle

Submission Format

Submission Details

Workshop proposals should:

  • Include the title of the workshop
  • List organizers and their backgrounds
  • Provide workshop’s theme, goals and activities, including information how the workshop would take up on the overall hybrid or fully virtual nature of C&T2021
  • Indicate maximum number of participants
  • Provide means of soliciting and selecting participants
  • Public description of the workshop to be shared via C&T website

Proceedings Details

While workshop summaries will be integrated into the conference proceedings that will be a volume of the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM, organizers can consider converting individual workshop papers into edited books or special issues of journals. Furthermore, there is the option of publishing the workshop submissions (all contributions) in the EUSSET Digital Library. You may consider including such publications goals in your workshop proposal.

Contact

Please send any questions and inquiries to the Workshop Co-Chairs:
workshops@comtech.community

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Jasmine Jones, Berea College, USA
  • Anne Weibert, Universität Siegen, Germany