We are on site in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be broadcasting the 1st International Workshop on Social Machines at the WWW2013 Conference tomorrow from 1pm Brazilian Standard Time (5pm British Summer Time).
The event will be broadcasted live on the SOCM2013 channel of Ustream.tv
In preparation for SOCM2013, Dan and I performed a preliminary analysis of the wide and varied kinds of web sites, apps and online communities devised, broadly, to help people live healthier lives. For this investigation we included preventative wellness sites, sites and apps devised for disease management, crowd-based sensemaking, and categorised the purposes each served.
We are pleased to announce that one of our first SOCIAM conference papers has been accepted for presentation at CHI2013 in Paris on April 27, 2013.
Our paper, “Carpé Data: Supporting Serendipitous Data Integration in Personal Information Management” discusses 3 studies examining goal of enabling end-users to bring together arbitrary data sources from around the Web for performing more effective sensemaking.
Deadline for position papers is 25 February 2013. We are looking for insights on social machines, social networks, online communities, human computation, distributed coordination and a variety of related topics from researchers across the field.