Call for applications: Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) 2015 Research Summer Institute

The Research Summer Institute organized by the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) has issued its annual call for applications. 2015’s Summer Institute will be held July 20th – 24th, 2015 at The Nature Place, near Colorado Springs, CO. Applications are due by February 25 March 2 (deadline extended!)

Personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity and privacy; education and learning – these are just a few problem domains where effective design and robust understanding of complex sociotechnical systems are critical.

To meet these challenges, a trans-disciplinary community has come together, drawing together scholars from intellectual communities such as CSCW, HCI, social computing, organization studies, information visualization, social informatics, sociology, information systems, medical informatics, computer science, ICT for development, education, learning science, journalism, and political science. Through Summer Research Institutes, extended workshops, preconference workshops, and other activities, this community of researchers from academia and industry has developed a strong focus on problems and opportunities arising from the interplay of social and technological systems that span individuals, groups, organizations, and societies.

The 2015 Summer Research Institute builds on this tradition to strengthen and expand this diverse community by bringing together graduate students, post-doctoral students, faculty, and other researchers.

Applications are accepted from three groups:

  1. doctoral students, post doctoral students, pre-tenure faculty, and early career researchers;
  2. emerging multi-disciplinary research teams; and
  3. research infrastructure development teams.

Application materials are due to Summer Research Institute Co-Director Diane Bailey by February 25 March 2, 2015 (extended deadline). For more details about the workshop and what materials members of each group should provide in their application, view the announcement and call on the CSST Web site, or contact Summer Institute co-coordinators Diane Bailey and Dan Cosley. Good luck to everyone!

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