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2nd edition of the Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines (SOCM 2014) at WWW2014

We are happy to announce that we will be running the second edition of the Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines (SOCM 2014) at the WWW2014 Conference in Seoul, Korea in April 2014.

See more information on the workshop page, and in the call for participation.

A First Look at Health Social Machines

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.

DataPalette at CHI2013

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.

Workshop at WWW2013

 

To launch the Theory and Practice of Social Machines project, we are happy to announce that we will be running a workshop at the WWW 2013 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May.

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.

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