Saturday 19th September

Workshops 9.00 – 17.00

coffe / tea breaks 10.30 and 15.00 and lunch at 12.30 in room Logo 2438 in OJD

Youth Participatory Cultures: a CSCW perspective room Perl 2453 in OJD

Examining the Essence of the Crowds: Motivations, Roles and Identities room Postscript 2458 in OJD

  • Organizers: Tanja Aitamurto, Obinna Anya, Laura Carletti, Neha Gupta, Karin Hansson, Juho Lindman and Brandie Nonnecke
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Master classes

9.00 – 17.00: Design-related Ethnography room Java 2423 in OJD

9.00 – 12.30: Analyzing fieldwork material  room Pascal 2452 in OJD


Sunday 20th September

Workshops 9.00 – 17.00

coffe / tea breaks 10.30 and 15.00 and lunch at 12.30 in room Logo 2438 in OJD

Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, Circumstances, and Design room Perl 2453 in OJD

Conflict IT: Technologies and Collaborative Practices in Conflict areas room Pascal 2452 in OJD

Master classes

9.00 – 17.00: The CSCW Research Program: Key concepts and methodological issues room Java 2423 in OJD

Doctoral Colloqium (9.00 – 15.00)

room Postscript 2458 in OJD

18.00 – 20.00 Informal get-together room Logo 2438 in OJD


Monday 21st September

auditorium Smalltalk in OJD

9.00 – 9.10 Welcome & opening

by co-chairs Tone Bratteteig & Margunn Aanestad, University of Oslo

9.10 – 10.30 Keynote: Have you ever been infrastructured?

by Geoffrey Bowker, University of California, Irvine

Jacques Lacan once asserted that ‘language speaks us’, inverting the common acceptance that language is a vessel through which we communicate ourselves. I explore ways in which infrastructure performs us, how it sometimes performs this task badly and I look to new infrastructural forms which we might develop. While I concentrate on information infrastructures, I also examine our increasingly informated physical infrastructures

Session chair Nina Boulus-Rødje, Copenhagen University

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee & tea break

11.00 – 12.00 Paper session: Complexity

Session chair Andy Crabtree


Working for infrastructural extension: a study of a national eHealth project

Miria Grisot & Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou


Intertext: On Connecting Text in the Building Process

Rune Christensen

12.00 – 12.45 Journal of CSCW paper session                                    

Session chair Gunnar Ellingsen

The Multiple Intersecting Sites of Design in CSCW Research

Pernille Bjørn & Nina Boulus-Rødje

Remembering John Hughes

Kjeld Schmidt

13.00 – 14.00 lunch @ Forskningsparken


14.10 – 15.15 Paper session: Real Life cooperation

Session chair Volkmar Pipek


Constructing Awareness through Speech, Gesture, Gaze and Movement during a Time-Critical Medical Task

Zhan Zhang & Aleksandra Sarcevic


“It’s about Business not Politics”: Software Development between Palestinians and Israelis

Nina-Boulus-Rødje, Pernille Bjørn & Ahmad Ghazawneh


Analyzing Conversations in a Collaborative Reflection Tool: A Content Analysis Approach

Michael Prilla, Alexander Nolte, Oliver Blunk & Bettina Renner

15.40 – 16.30 Coffee & tea break

16.30 – 18.00 Open discussion: The future of ECSCW

A note on On the future of ECSCW- A working paper is in the conference bag.

Session chair Volker Wulf

18.00 – 19.30 Celebrating Kjeld Schmidt & Dave Randall

in the faculty club @ 5th floor OJD’s building

The University of Siegen and the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI) gives the reception, welcome by Volker Wulf

20.30 – 22.00 Reception in Oslo Town Hall

Oslo Town Hall welcomes the ECSCW participants to refreshments in the Town Hall 

Tuesday 22nd September

auditorium Lille Auditorium in KN’s building

9.00 – 10.30 Paper session: Learning

Session chair Claus Bossen


Measures and tools for supporting ICT appropriation by elderly and non tech-savvy persons in a long-term perspective

Claudia Müller, Dominik Hornung, Theo Hamm & Volker Wulf


3D printing with marginalized refugee children – a field study on chances and issues

Oliver Stickel, Dominik Hornung, Konstantin Aal, Markus Rohde & Volker Wulf


Online Social Networks and Police in India – Understanding the Perceptions, Behavior, Challenges

Niharika Sachdeva & Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee & tea break  

11.00 – 12.30 Panel: Robots @ work                                    

Session chair Margunn Aanestad


  • Liam Bannon, University of Aarhus
  • Ole Jakob Elle, Oslo University Hospital Intervention Centre
  • Vegard Kolbjørnsrud, Accenture

How will recent technological advances in automation, robotics and cognitive technologies impact work life? While much media attention is given to predictions of job replacement, based on macro-economic studies, we believe there is an opportunity and a need to complement this debate with a work-centered perspective. With this panel we wish to inspire you to engage with these themes and explore how we can draw on the CSCW field’s rich heritage of ethnographic studies of collaborative work. Liam Bannon (University of Limerick, Aarhus University) will offer a commentary from a historical perspective. We will then look into two categories of work which have so far escaped automation: Ole Jakob Elle (Oslo University Hospital/Department of Informatics) will show us how robotics can support and automate aspects of a surgeon’s work, and Vegard Kolbjørnsrud (Accenture Institute of High Performance) will discuss how new cognitive technologies may impact core work tasks of managers.

12.30 – 14.00 lunch @ Forskningsparken

14.00 – 15.30 Paper session: Big Data / Data mining

Session chair Carla Simone


Human Data Interaction: Historical Lessons from Social Studies and CSCW

Andy Crabtree & Richard Mortier


Social media-based expertise evidence

Arnon Yogev, Ido Guy, Inbal Ronen, Naama Zwerdling & Maya Barnea


Mining Programming Activity to Promote Help

Jason Carter & Prasun Dewan

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee & tea break

16.00 – 17.30 Exploratory papers

Session chair Kari Kuutti


Collaborative Visualization for Supporting the Analysis of Mobile Device Data

Thomas Ludwig Tino Hilbert & Volkmar Pipek


Ageing Well with CSCW

Ann Light, Tuck Leong & Toni Robertson


CSCW and the Internet of Things

Toni Robertson & Ina Wagner

17.30 – 19.00 EUSSET Lifetime Achievement Awards

for Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University and Christian Heath, King’s College, London 

20.00: Dinner at Lofoten Restaurant

at Aker Brygge


Wednesday 23rd September

auditorium Store Auditorium in KN

9.00 – 10.30 Keynote: Ethnography is not participant observation

by Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen

I argue that we fundamentally misunderstand the nature and purpose of both participation and observation by treating them as techniques of qualitative data collection for ethnographic analysis. Rather, participant observation enshrines an ethical and ontological commitment to working together with people and learning from them. This commitment is not easily reconciled with the ethnographic principle that places our work in the service of writing them up.

Session chair Tone Bratteteig, University of Oslo

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee & tea break

11.00 – 12.30 Paper session: Details of use 

Session chair Sisse Finken


Keeping distributed care together: Medical summaries reconsidered

Troels Mønsted


How Do User Groups Cope with Delay in Real-Time Collaborative Note Taking

 Claudia-Lavinia Ignat, Gerald Oster, Olivia Fox, Valerie Shalin & François Charoy


Configuring Attention in the Multiscreen Living Room

John Rooksby, Timothy Smith, Alistair Morrison, Mattias Rost & Matthew Chalmers

12.30 – 13.00 Closing session

Session chairs Nina Boulus-Rødje and Gunnar Ellingsen

13.00 – 14.30 lunch bag