Introduction

This workshop will take place on the 27th of February 2016 in conjunction with CSCW2016, San Fransico.

Changed deadlines for position papers!

Position papers due: 16th January 2016

Notification of acceptance: 20th January 2016

The physical workplace – a hub for communication, collaboration and co-located interaction – can no longer be taken for granted. Today, the design of intelligent interactive media, physical products and ubiquitous environments has passed the phase of being technology-driven. Meaning, insight and experience are now the key design drivers for the bridging of digital and physical design. We foresee how new interconnected knowledge systems – objects/devices, buildings and even cities created from web-based services and IoT – thoroughly transform CSCW. A wide spectrum of services already invites users to seamlessly move between real and virtual workspaces, using a range of previously separated media channels. This interdisciplinary workshop welcomes researchers and practitioners to a day-long exchange targeting User eXperience (UX) and, specifically, the relationship between social and spatial connectedness in mediated and virtual work environments. Examples from ongoing research and developments informs a discussion on how the borders between the virtual and real become increasingly obsolete.

The workshop is organized with acknowledgments to the EU FP7 COMPEIT project (www.compeit.eu). COMPEIT explores the future of connected media and creates a web-based system for highly interactive, personalized, shared media experiences. The project is funded by the European Union.