The workshop builds on four earlier successful workshops: Back to the Future of Organizational Work: Crowdsourcing Digital Work Marketplaces, Structures for Knowledge Co-creation between Organizations and the Public hosted at ACM CSCW 2014, The Morphing Organization – Rethinking Groupwork Systems in the Era of Crowdwork hosted at ACM GROUP 2014, and Examining the Essence of the Crowds: Motivations, Roles and Identities at ECSCW 2015.
This workshop is organized by:
Karin Hansson PhD, is a postdoc researcher at the Department of Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. She explores norms and values in ICT supported participatory practices from a design perspective. Karin was one of the organisers of the ACM GROUP2014 workshop “The Morphing Organization – Rethinking Groupwork Systems in the Era of Crowdwork” and the ECSCW 2015 workshop “Examining the Essence of the Crowds: Motivations, Roles and Identities”.
Michael Muller, PhD, works as a Research Staff Member in the Cognitive User Experience group of IBM Research, Cambridge MA USA. His research has involved crowds of employees in many different configurations, as well as some theory/commentary work in Value Sensitive Design and Feminism in HCI. He has co-organized workshops at various conferences, most recently the ECSCW 2015 workshop on appropriation.
Tanja Aitamurto, PhD, is Deputy Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford University. She examines how collective intelligence, whether gathered by crowdsourcing, crowdfunding or co-creation, impacts journalism, governance and product design, particularly media innovations. She was one of the organizers of the ECSCW 2015 workshop “Examining the Essence of the Crowds: Motivations, Roles and Identities”.
Ann Light is Professor of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Sussex and leader of the Creative Technology Group. She specializes in the social impact of digital technologies and the politics of design. Her work concerns innovations in the fields of social process, community wellbeing and sustainability, which she researches using participatory methods.
Athanasios Mazarakis, PhD, is a postdoc for Web Science at Kiel University. He is interested in motivational barriers in the context of social media tools and the use of non-monetary incentives to enhance contributions of users. His main research activities concern evaluation and statistical analysis of social media.
Neha Gupta is a PhD student at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research focuses on crowdworkers based in India who use Amazon Mechanical Turk as a platform to find paid work, aimed at understanding the requirements and the work of crowdwork. She was one of the organizers of the ECSCW 2015 workshop “Examining the Essence of the Crowds: Motivations, Roles and Identities”.
Thomas Ludwig is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research focuses on voluntary civil activities during emergencies. He examines how those activities can be detected as well as aligned with activities of professional emergency services.