Group 2003 Conference
November 9 - 12, 2003
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
GROUP 2003 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in topics related to computer-based systems that have an impact on groups, organizations and social networks. Relevant issues include design, implementation, deployment, evaluation, methodologies, and effect of these systems.
In the last few years, the functionality and applicability of systems for supporting group work has expanded, leading to their growing application to organizational information, communication, and cooperation processes. This provides opportunities to study their technical and social impacts. Often the integration of new technology with existing or new organizational practices is very challenging. The knowledge gained from such experiences is a valuable resource for all those who plan to, or have integrated computer-based tools for the support of group interaction. At the same time we observe a growing influence of the Internet, mobile computing, agent systems, ubiquitous computing, and virtual reality. We can expect that these new technologies will also exert a large influence on group/organizational structures and processes. These new technologies are exciting in their own right, but their technological and organizational integration to support groups raises many interesting questions and is a challenging new research agenda.
GROUP 2003 attempts to integrate two themes of research: the organizational and behavioral issues and the modeling or implementation issues associated with group work. GROUP 2003 brings together researchers and practitioners from different areas working on the development, introduction, management, deployment, and analysis of computer-based systems supporting group work within organizations.