Convergence Workshop at Group 2018

A workshop on work in the age of intelligent machines will be held before the ACM Group Conference in Sanibel, FL, likely on 7 January 2018, organized by Ingrid Erickson and Lionel Roberts.

Our aim in this workshop is to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines with a shared interest in the design of work in the coming age of the intelligent machines. More ambitiously, we intend for the workshop to provide an impetus and venue for disciplinary convergence: "the deep integration of knowledge, techniques, and expertise from multiple fields to form new and expanded frameworks".

The workshop is designed to advance three specific goals that create the conditions for convergence research. First, a key distinguishing feature of convergence research is that it is centered around a challenging real-world problem. Therefore, an initial goal of the workshop is to discuss and come to some consensus about specific important and challenging transdisciplinary research problems. Second, we want to start to develop an integrated language base about the problems, phenomena, and issues surrounding work and intelligent machines, which can act as a boundary object to connect researchers and research done in disparate disciplines. Third, we want to define and use cases for technology, shared data and resources and cyber-infrastructure that support convergence research within the GROUP community and beyond.

If you are interested, please click on the register tab to upload a position statement for the workshop (NB. you must create an account and be logged in to see the register tab).

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 09:00