Call for Papers: Sozioinformatik 2013

held in conjuction with the annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
September 16, 2013, Koblenz, Germany

Abstract Submission: April 22 May 12, 2013

Introduction

Modern society and larger organizations cannot be efficiently organized without IT-systems. However, not all interactions between humans and IT-systems are successful - for multiple reasons. How do groups of humans in an organization or the whole society interact with IT-systems? Where does the human as a group or individual influence the system and where does it influence us?

In this workshop we invite you to reflect about organizations and society and their interactions with IT-systems, from a legal perspective or a political viewpoint, whether you are a computer scientist, a social scientist, an artist, from academia or industry. The workshop is open for all original contributions. All contributions will be peer-reviewed. A publication by Springer in their complex system series is currently under negotiation. As the field is still very dispersed, without a common conference or journal, we explicitly welcome review-like articles which summarize the state of the art on the interaction of society or organizations and IT-systems in your respective field.

Topics of Interest

In this workshop, we will address questions evolving around the interplay between social and technical systems. Among those, we particularly wish to highlight the following:

  1. How do groups of humans in an organization or the whole society interact with IT-systems?
  2. Where does the human as a group or individual influence the system and where does it influence us?
  3. How can the increasingly available information about social interactions be used to improve IT-systems, to make them more socially aware?
  4. Are there ethical limitations of informational technologies with respect to applications?
  5. What kind of limitations are these? On what reasons and legitimations should these limitations be based?

Guideline for Contributions

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts (at least one page in PDF format) for contributed talks until May 12th, 2013. Presenters of accepted talks are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts for the Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) series published by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) until July 1st, 2013.
In addition, selected contributors to the workshop will be invited to submit a full article (max. 12 pages in LNCS style) based on their talk. These articles will be published in a volume dedicated to interdisciplinary aspects of social informatics issued in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The deadline for these full articles is November 15th, 2013.

The submission of contributions as well as the review process will be managed via the ConfTool Submission System. Please use this system to submit your abstracts and manuscripts.