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InfoSci at CSCW 2014

This year's Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD, with many of our Information Science faculty and students contributing to the conference in various ways. Professor Susan Fussell has served as Conference Co-Chair this year. Professor Dan Cosley will serve as a Co-Chair for next year's conference. 

Our InfoSci Phd Victoria Schwanda Sosik is serving as the Student Volunteers Co-Chair. 

Sue Fussell and Dan Cosley also contributed to papers and a demo being presented at the conference this year: 

Paper: Ge Gao, Bin Xu, Dan Cosley, Susan R. Fussell. "How Beliefs about the Presence of Machine Translation Impact Multilingual Collaborations"

Paper: Xiying Wang, Dan Cosley. "TweetDrops: A Visualization To Foster Awareness and Collective Learning of Sustainability"

Demo: Bin Xu, Tina Chien-Wen Yuan, Susan R. Fussell, Dan Cosely. "SoBot: Facilitating Conversation Using Social Media Data and a Social Agent"

Professor Jon Kleinberg won a best paper award for his work with Lars Backstrom, "Romantic Partnerships and the Dispersion of Social Ties: A Network Analysis of Relationship Status on Facebook."

Professor Jeff Hancock's paper was recognized with an honorable mention award. The paper includes contributions from InfoSci post doc Lindsay Reynolds and former IS graduate student Madeline Smith. 

Litt, E., Spottswood, E., Birnhotlz, J, Smith, M., Reynolds, L., & Hancock, J.T. (2014). Awkward Encounters of an “Other” Kind:  Collective Self-Presentation and Face Threat on Facebook. Proceedings of the ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2014). 

Professor Steve Jackson an invited speaker on a panel titled "Making Cultures" and contributed to two papers being presented at the conference, one of which received a best paper nomination.

Steven J. Jackson, Tarleton Gillespie, and Sandra Payette, “The Policy Knot: Reintegrating Policy, Practice and Design in CSCW Studies of Social Computing,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, Baltimore, MD, Feb 2014. (best paper nomination)

Stephanie Steinhardt and Steven J. Jackson, “Reconciling Rhythms: Plans and Temporal Alignment in Collaborative Scientific Work,” in Proceedings of the 2014 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, Baltimore, MD, Feb 2014.

For more information about CSCW please see their website here