SIGCHI CSCW Asia School 2020
The CSCW Asia School 2020 aims to provide students and researchers from diverse academic backgrounds in the Asia-Pacific region with a broad understanding of the topics, issues, methods, and values of research in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). In response to COVID-19, CSCW Asia School 2020 will be a hybrid school. The local participants from Taiwan will meet in person at the campus of National Taiwan Normal University, and non-collocated participants outside of Taiwan will attend the core activities of the school remotely through video conferencing. We hope to promote a better understanding of CSCW research and to provide a venue for scholarly networking and community development.
The school will accommodate 50 project-presenting students (including both in-person and remote ones), and up to 20 non-presenting, non-student researchers to attend. For student participants who can travel to the venue to attend the school in person, we will provide student travel support to cover the travel and accommodation cost in part.
** Note: All times are in Taipei local time (UTC+8) ** We have 7 groups of mentors and mentees who may join either in person or remotely. In most cases, one onsite mentor (henceforth onsite) will pair up with one to two remote mentors (henceforth online) and a co-organizer (as a back-up mentor) for a group of 4-6 mentees. The mentoring activity will be divided into two stages on the first day, Dec 18: Individual session or mentoring session 1 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm): during this stage, each mentor will mentor two mentees either in-person or online. Make sure that you have provided your individual meeting link (e.g., your personal Zoom or Google meet link) to the pairing table which is shared with the mentees, so that your mentees can follow the meeting link to join the individual meeting session if they’re not collocated with you. During the session, students can present their research ideas and the mentor can give general and project-specific suggestions.You may also contact your mentees to find a different time prior to the school to meet, if the official time to meet is not working to your personal schedule. However, the personal meeting should happen before the school in order to identify candidates for the final presentation in Day 2. Joint session (3:00 pm - 4:20 pm): during this stage, the group, including onsite and online mentors and mentees, will join our main Zoom meeting session first, and then will be assigned to a breakout room to share, discuss, and brainstorm how their research can have more CSCW touch. Mentors and mentees should also discuss to nominate a final presenter per team to present in the final presentation session in Day 2. Joint session (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm): during this stage, the group, including onsite and online mentors and mentees, will gather together to share, discuss, and brainstorm how their research can have more CSCW touch. On the second day, Dec 19: Nominated students (one nominee per group) will need to present their revised research with the whole school in the group presentation session (3:20 - 5:00 pm). We’ll form a panel of 3-5 mentors in the second day to attend the session, listening to the presentations and providing final feedback to the whole school.
The social time is reserved for student participants to have an opportunity to introduce themselves and to socialize with other attendees in the School. It is our goal to engage both on-site and remote students in this session. We’ll provide instructions on how to attend the social time in-person and remotely.
The three tutorials will be provided by experienced researchers and leaders in CSCW to cover important topics and approaches. The three tutorials this year are:
(1) “Community informatics: How information technologies and the information society have enabled, undermined and transformed local community” by John Carroll,
(2) "How to turn an idea into a study?"" by Jih-Hsuan Tammy Lin, and
(3) “Issues and methods of studying human-agent interaction” by Susan Fussell.
The mentoring/consulting session consists of student presentations and group discussions with experienced CSCW researchers. The mentors will lead the discussions and give concrete advice on how to frame the work, design an experiment, and what kind of analysis to carry out, etc. The mentors are world-renowned CSCW researchers from Asia or have roots in Asia.
“Career development panel” features experienced Asian researchers and practitioners to discuss various career paths based on their experiences.
Registration is available only to the accepted participants. Please follow the instruction provided at the time of acceptance to complete School registration.
Travel and accommodation support will be available for accepted students who will travel to attend the school in-person. Non-student participants and remote student participants will not receive travel support. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply, but the priority for acceptance will be given to those living and studying in the Asia-Pacific region.
Shu-Jung Han (Sylvia)
Chia-Wei, Chen (陳嘉葳)
Shou-En Tsai (蔡守恩)
Li Lin Lai
Martin, Yim Ming Ho (嚴銘浩)
Hao-Ping (Hank) Lee
Crystal Chiu (邱妤靜)
Chieh Kai Lin (林倢愷)
Ya-Fang Lin (林雅芳)
Fang-Yu Lin (林芳宇)
Ting-Yu Lin (林庭羽)
Gene Chun-cheng Huang
Eun Jeong Kang
Md. Sabbir Ahmed
Divyanshu Kumar Singh
Bing-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University
Yi-Hsiu Chen, National Chengchi University
Yingyu Chen, National Chiao Tung University
Yunan Chen, University of California, Irvine
Chia-Fang Christina Chung, Indiana University Bloomington
Xianghua Ding, Fudan University
Tesh Goyal, Jigsaw/Google
Kyungsik Han, Ajou University
Hwajung Hong, Seoul National University
Jane Yung-Jen Hsu, National Taiwan University
Pei-Yi Patricia Kuo, National Tsing Hua University
Uichin Lee, KAIST
Wen-Chieh Lin, National Chiao Tung University
Xiaojuan Ma, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yasuyuki Sumi, Future University Hakodate
John Tang, Microsoft Research
Yuan-Chi Tseng, National Tsing Hua University
Chuang-Wen You, National Tsing Hua University
Koji Yatani, The University of Tokyo
The venue for the CSCW Asia Winter Winter School is at: Library Conference Hall (B1) @ National Taiwan Normal University, 162, Section 1, Heping E. Rd., Taipei City 106, Taiwan.