Group; Schwabe, Gerhard: International Conference on Supporting Group Work - September 30 - October 3, 2001 - Boulder, Colorado, USA 2001.

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Dear IS colleagues, apologies for cross-posting, but if you haven't seen
this announcement already, please check us out! The GROUP 2001 conference
is
seeking to broaden participation by folks interested in collaboration
technology, so if your interests are in this area, please consider
submitting a paper and/or attending.

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GROUP 2001
International Conference on Supporting Group Work

September 30 - October 3, 2001
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Sponsor: ACM SIGGROUP
Submission deadline: February 7, 2001
Conference Web Site:
http://www.acm.org/siggroup/conferences/group01

GROUP 2001 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners who are
interested in topics related to computer-based systems which 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 2001 attempts to integrate two themes of research: the
organizational and behavioral issues and the modeling or implementation
issues associated with group work.  GROUP 2001 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. We particularly
encourage submissions and participation from industry.

Social Impacts Issues:
       Experiences with the application of computing systems for the
support of group or organizational processes
       Strategies experiences with business process re-engineering in
combination with the application of computing systems
       Social impact of re-engineering and the introduction of computing
systems
       Workflow systems, models, theory, and applications
       Understanding and modeling groups or organizations and their
processes
       Organizational computing and the Internet
       Strategies and solutions for the combination/integration of the
emerging Internet business
       Socio-technical systems analysis
       Ramifications of the mobile office
       Social aspects of globally distributed computing and group work
       The effects of new technologies on group work
       Measurement-based approaches to organizational analysis

Technical Implementation Issues:
       Organizational computing systems and infrastructure
       New groupware solutions and technologies
       Computer supported collaboration and negotiation
       Coordination and workflow technology
       Cooperative knowledge management and organizational or group
memory
       Application of the Internet/Intranet for the support of
organizational and group procedures
       WWW as a means for the collection, management, and distribution of
knowledge in Intranets
       New technologies for the support of groups, e.g., agent
technology, ubiquitous computing, virtual reality
       Object and database models or systems for the support of groups
       Multimedia information storage, retrieval, and communications
       Human-computer interaction aspects of groups
       Social networks and virtual communities

GROUP 2001 is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and the
Special Interest Group on Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP). For more
information go to the website:
http://www.acm.org/

 Submission categories
Papers
Paper submission on original research or industrial papers on any of the
conference topics are invited.  Research papers should make clear the
novel aspects of the work they present, and their contribution to the
development of system for supporting groups, organizations or social
networks.  Industrial papers should describe technical or key business
issues in applying group technology.  All accepted papers will be
published in the ACM Press conference proceedings.
Each submission should have a cover page containing: title, authors,
postal and electronic addresses of the contact author.  Papers should not
exceed 10 pages (2 columns, single spaces, 10pt Times Roman).  We
anticipate using a web-based review system - please look at the web site
for details starting June, 2000.
Workshops
Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information
exchange and discussion of Group related topics. A workshop proposal
should contain a title, aim and objective, intended participants,
description of the proposers (maximum of 3 pages).  Furthermore specify
the maximum number of participants, duration (half-day/full-day) and the
technical equipment needed.  Workshop organizers are requested to provide
a short presentation on the discussions and outcome of their workshop in a
special session of the conference.  Workshops will take place on Sunday,
September 30, 2001.
Tutorials
The tutorial program will offer the opportunity to learn about concepts,
methods, systems, and techniques for specific aspects of supporting group
work. Experts on any field of the conference scope are encouraged to
submit a tutorial proposal.  The proposal should contain a title, aim and
objectives, content outline, intended audience and description of the
qualification and expertise of the instructors (maximum 3 pages).
Furthermore specify the maximum number of participants, duration
(half-day, full-day) and the technical equipment needed.  Tutorials will
take place on Sunday, September 30, 2001.

Conference Chair:
Professor Clarence (Skip) Ellis
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado
Campus Box 430
Boulder, CO 80309-0430
USA
Phone: 303-492-5984
Email: Skip@Colorado.edu

Program Co-Chairs:
Professor Tom Rodden
Computing Department
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
LA1 4YR
Email: TAM@comp.lancs.ac.uk

Professor Ilze Zigurs
College of Business and Administration
Campus Box 419
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
USA
Email: Zigurs@Colorado.edu


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