Pictures of the Workshop were added (see below).
The accepted submissions are now available (see below).
The final workshop program was added (see below).
Please consider participating in our workshop and contact the organizers (thomas.neumayr(at)fh-hagenberg.at or banu.saatci(at)cc.au.dk) about more information on the registration process.
New collaborative practices and technologies increasingly blur the traditional boundaries between co-located and remote collaboration. Using technologies such as connected interactive whiteboards and mobile devices, team meetings are increasingly partially distributed with co-located and remote members. Collaboration tools such as Slack also invite users to transcend the dichotomy of synchronous and asynchronous team work.
In a first attempt to frame this new kind of collaborative practices, Neumayr et al. (2018) have formulated their framework of “Hybrid Collaboration” to enable the description and analysis of current hybrid collaboration practices. Still, there is a considerable knowledge gap in the field of hybrid collaboration although it is daily common practice.
This one-day workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on empirical research methodologies and currently existing practical use cases of hybrid collaboration while ultimately striving for a high level of usability and UX in the tools we develop in the realm of either co-located or remote collaboration settings.
The topics dealt with in this workshop include but are not limited to:
- What are the opportunities and challenges of researching hybrid collaboration today?
- How can collaborative practices in hybrid meetings/events be studied in naturalistic environments?
- How can we prototype hybrid collaboration and conduct controlled experiments?
- Which established, alternative, or entirely novel research methods can help to tackle those challenges?
- How can we reach a shared conceptualization and understanding of hybrid collaboration, meetings and events? These concepts are often expressed through other similar terminologies such as remote, online, hybrid, or virtual collaboration, meetings, and events in partially distributed teams, virtual teams, etc.
Call for Participation
Participants will be selected based on their position paper submissions (up to 4 pages in length using the recent ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format). The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and judged by their quality concerning relevance and potential to stimulate discussion at the workshop.
Submissions should be sent to thomas.neumayr(at)fh-hagenberg.at and banu.saatci(at)cc.au.dk in .pdf format on or before
April 15, 2019 April 24, 2019 (EXTENDED).
The notification to the workshop participants will be distributed on May 2, 2019.
Accepted position papers will be distributed among the participants well before the workshop to allow a familiarization with each others’ topics. In this process, participants are asked to reflect on the other submissions and bring questions with them.
The workshop will span one day and start with short impulse presentations of the participants’ position papers. After the lunch break, there will be a discussion reflecting on the different presentations and possible connections between the topics. This is used as preparation to facilitate associative thinking which is helpful for the identification of current and future research agendas. Next, one or two research agendas are assigned to small groups of three to four participants who further reflect on them based on their own experiences and try to formulate a common research aim. During the concluding consolidation session, the different research aims are discussed and rated based on their relevance. If possible, a common mission statement will close the workshop.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, 8th June 2019 in conjunction with the 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2019) in Salzburg, Austria. The workshop program can be viewed below.
- 08.30 – 09.00 Registration (Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Jakob-Haringerstraße 8, Techno 5)
- 09.00 – 09.15 Banu, Mirjam & Thomas – Welcome and Introduction
- Hybrid Collaboration Essentials
- 09.15 – 09.45 Thomas – Introduction to Hybrid Collaboration
- 09.45 – 10.15 Banu – Introduction to Hybrid Meetings Research
- 10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
- Practical Manifestations of Hybrid Collaboration
- 10.45 – 11.15 Janina Ballach – The Role of Hybrid Collaboration in Agile Teams
- 11.15 – 11.45 Michelle O’Keeffe – Exploring the role Communities of Practice and online technologies can play to support engagement with STEM [Video Presentation]
- 11.45 – 12.15 Johannes Schönböck – DisMoSim: Hybrid Collaboration in Mechanical Engineering
- 12.15 – 13.15 Lunch Break
- Bridging the Gap between Co-located and Remote Collaboration
- 13.15 – 14.00 Invited Talk I: Ida Larsen-Ledet – Remote Collaboration in Collaborative Writing
- 14.00 – 14.45 Invited Talk II: Mirjam Augstein – Co-located Collaboration in Rehabilitation Settings (fun.tast.tisch)
- [Coffee Breaks in the afternoon are possible at any time]
- 14.45 – 15.15 Discussion & Preparation
- 15.15 – 16.15 Small-Group Sessions
- 16.15 – 16.45 Consolidation and Wrap-up