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The 2nd Annual IBM TJ Watson HCI Symposium November 18, 2005
As We May Work: Advancing Social Technologies for the Distributed

Call for Abstracts (Graduate Students Only)
The structure of organizations is being rapidly transformed:  Increases in
mobile workers, globally distributed teams, and federated enterprises are
changing the environment in which we work.  These and other factors disrupt
workers' established means of knowing within the enterprise and create new
challenges and opportunities for them.  Social technologies offer means for
evolving more suitable work practices that flexibly draw on distributed
expertise. These include technologies that support interaction with known
colleagues as well as technologies that seek to leverage the knowledge and
expertise of strangers.  This symposium seeks to provide rich and
analytical descriptions of how these important advances are transforming
enterprises, describe the technologies on which these advances rest, and
prognosticate what trends will emerge in unlocking the collaborative
potential of enterprises.

Example topics:
 Expertise brokers and connectors
 Blogs and wikis for professional reputation creation and distribution of
 Technologies that enable more productive distributed work
 Socially-aware code management systems
 Social network visualization to compound social capital
 Collaborative augmentation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
 Technologies to better support mobile workers
 Technologies that better mobilize the collective intelligence of an

We are seeking contributions from currently matriculated graduate students,
particularly those in departments of Human Computer Interaction, Computer
Science, Management Science, Organizational Science, and Learning Sciences.
Students are asked to submit an extended abstract (1000 words) describing
their work, a current CV, and a supporting letter from their advisor.
Students whose abstracts are accepted will be provided with limited travel

Dates (Please note revised dates)
Submission deadline:           October 10, 2005
Acceptance notification:      October  24, 2005
Symposium date:          November 18, 2005

Email abstracts and supporting documentation to:
Catalina Danis ([log in to unmask]) or Douglas Gordin ([log in to unmask])

Douglas Gordin, PhD
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY  10532
Voice: 914.784.7806
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