Fall 2018 CASCI Activity Schedule

Sept. 4, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Welcome to CASCI! (with free coffee and bagels)

Sept. 11, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Information as thing

Sept. 18, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Analyzing the functional dynamics of technological innovation systems: A scheme of analysis.

Sept. 25, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk with Heng Xu: “Privacy Contextualization: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Oct. 2, 2018  (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk with Anne Hobson: “The Resilience Approach to Cybersecurity Policy in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

Oct. 9, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading x2 :

Oct. 16, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk with Joel Chan: “Making Literature Reviewing Less Painful and More Commonplace: Exploring Sociotechnical Solutions

Oct. 23, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Stewardship in the “Age of Algorithms”

Oct. 30, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk with Charles Harry: “A New Approach for Categorizing Cyber Effects and Measuring their Severity

Nov. 6, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading:

Nov. 13, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2119 HBK South (Note the room change), Talk with Megan Finn and others: Documenting Aftermath: An Author-Meets-Critics Session

Nov. 20, 2018, No meeting, Thanksgiving week

Nov. 27, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Boundary-Spanning in Social Movements: Antecedents and Outcomes

Dec. 4, 2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk with Daniel Greene: “Better, Nicer, Clearer, Fairer: A Critical Assessment of the Movement for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”

[CFP] The Ignite Workshop 2018 (Aug 1-3)

Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities: Understanding and Facilitating Community-Based Technology Innovation

August 1-3, 2018 | College Park, Maryland

Smart and connected communities hold the promise of improved safety, health, sustainability, and economic development. Realizing this promise depends upon investment in smart and connected community infrastructures, but no matter how much is spent on technical infrastructures the benefits ultimately depend on local innovation. While we have created high-capacity network infrastructures, open data resources, and civic application development platforms, much of what technologists know about facilitating community-based innovation has arisen from practice-based learning rather than building on the work of researchers who study the factors, structures, and processes that underlie community-based innovation.

The NSF-funded Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities (ICTC) workshop bridges these two communities to identify what is known, what has been done, and what additional work is needed to strengthen our ability to explain, facilitate, and enable community-based technology innovation. The workshop will develop a research agenda and foster initial collaborations through case-presentations; brainstorming and agenda articulation exercises; and networking opportunities. The focus is on practitioners and researchers who explore the factors, conditions, and practices that enable communities to leverage emerging data resources and infrastructure technologies to meet local needs. The original CFP can be found here.

For registration: REGISTER HERE

Travel & Information

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The ICTC workshop will be held at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland across from the University of Maryland Campus. Access to the workshop is only an elevator ride away as we reserved a room block at The Hotel!

Attendees can access Ignite 2018 by three airports including Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and the Dulles International Airport (IAD). There is a Metrorail line serving College Park from Reagan National Airport as well as the Greenbelt-BWI Airport Express Line between BWI and Greenbelt Metro Station. Finally, AMTRAK Train Stations are available in Washington, DC (Union Station) and New Carrollton, MD.

Food and lodging for all workshop participants will be covered. The code to book lodging will be provided through email. Limited travel funding is available upon request.

Organizers: Brian ButlerSusan WinterMary Anne Kendig, Diane Travis, & Myeong Lee

For additional information contact us (ignite2018ischool@gmail.com). Check back often as further information will be added.

Funding for this workshop was provided by the NSF CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems under award number 1551584.

We look forward to meeting researchers from various fields and professions at the workshop.

Spring 2018 CASCI Activity Schedule

01/30/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, No Meeting

02/06/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Daniel Votipka: Hackers vs. Testers: A Comparison of Software Vulnerability Discovery Processes

02/13/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Formality Considered Harmful: Experiences, Emerging Themes, and Directions on the Use of Formal Representations in Interactive Systems.

02/20/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Nathalie Maréchal: The Digital Rights Space: Portrait of a Social Movement

02/27/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: From Use to Effective Use: A Representation Theory Perspective

03/06/2018 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) 2116 HBK South (Note different time for today), Talk by Dr. Jason Farman: Tactics for Waiting in the Mobile Media Age

03/13/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: The Semiformal Organization

03/20/2018  No Meeting – Spring Break

03/27/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Daniel O’Maley: Zero-rating the News: Is Sponsored Data a Threat to Media Pluralism?

04/03/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 4113 HBK South (Note meeting location change for today), Reading (revisited): The Semiformal Organization

04/10/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Miranda Bogen: Beyond the Black Box: Approaches to Scrutinizing and Governing Automated Decisions

04/17/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Constructing expertise: Inequality and the consequences of information-seeking by breast cancer patients

04/24/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Travis Breaux: Determinism and Legal Ambiguity: Making Computational Sense of Policy and Law

05/01/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Shadow Learning: Building Robotic Surgical Skill When Approved Means Fail

05/08/2018 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Oluwatoyin Ayanlade: Applications of Information and Communications Technology Innovations for Educational and Economic Gender Empowerment in Selected Rural Areas in Southwestern Nigeria