[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

Fall 2017 CASCI Activity Schedule

9/12/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: What Is Citizen Science? – A Scientometric Meta-Analysis

9/17/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, CASCI Lightning Talks

9/26/2017(11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics

10/3/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. David Weintrop: “Defining, Designing, and Documenting Computational Thinking for K-12 Learners”

10/10/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading:The Multiple Bodies of the Medical Record: Toward a Sociology of an Artifact

10/17/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Adam Kriesberg: Tweets may Be Archived: Civic Engagement, Digital Preservation, and Obama White House Social Media

10/24/2017(11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Post-userism

10/31/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Andrea Hackl: Internet policy as a minority rights issue: A focus on LGBT users

11/7/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Media as Material: Information Representations as Material Foundations for Organizational Practice

11/14/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Tatevik Sargsyan: The Privatization of Privacy

11/21/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: Multi-Lifespan Information System Design in Support of Transitional Justice: Evolving Situated Design Principles for the Long(er) Term

11/28/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Reading: The Theory of Open Systems in Physics and Biology

12/5/2017 (11 am – 12 pm) 2116 HBK South, Talk by Dr. Oluwatoyin Ayanlade: Applications of Information Technology Innovations for Educational and Economic Gender Empowerment in Selected Rural Areas in Southwestern Nigeria