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UMSI researchers to present award-winning research at virtual 2020 CSCW

Thursday, 10/15/2020

University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) faculty and PhD students are presenting nearly two dozen papers, posters and workshops at the 2020 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) October 17-21.   

Two UMSI researchers have earned an honorable mention designation for their paper, and three more received the conference’s Diversity and Inclusion Recognition for their research.  

Associate professor Sarita Schoenebeck and associate professor Paul Conway earned an Honorable Mention award for “Data and Power: Archival Theory as a Framework for Data Preservation Practice.”  The paper looks at the challenge of storing and managing personal data, and suggests applying archival appraisal theory as a roadmap for deciding what to preserve. 

Two papers from UMSI researchers were recognized for contributions to diversity and inclusion:  “Designing Digital Safe Spaces For Peer Support and Connectivity in Patriarchal Contexts,” by clinical assistant professor Mustafa Naseem and co-authors Fouzia Younas, and Maryam Mustafa; and “Watched, but Moving: Platformization of Beauty Work and Its Gendered Mechanisms of Control” by associate professor Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor Julie Hui and co-author Ira Anjali Anwar.

UMSI researchers were also involved in the planning and execution of CSCW 2020. Sarita Schoenebeck is a Papers co-chair. PhD candidate Lindsay Blackwell is a Communication and Outreach co-chair. Assistant professor Nazanin Andalibi served on the Best Paper and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards committees, is an associate chair for papers, and was invited to be a mentor for the Doctoral Colloquium. Associate professor Libby Hemphill served as the Panels co-chair. Assistant professor Oliver Haimson served on the Program and Awards Committees. Assistant professor Robin Brewer, assistant professor Gabriela Marcu and associate professor Daniel Romero were Program Committee members. Associate professor Silvia Lindter served on the Best Papers committee. Recent PhD graduate Jean Hardy served on the Best Papers committee and as a Diversity & Inclusion co-chair. 

CSCW is the leading conference for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, and communities. The conference brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry who are interested in both the technical and social aspects of collaboration.

This year’s conference was to take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but organizers moved the conference online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the complete list of all U-M and UMSI participation in CSCW 2020 here.