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Announcing the Best of CSCW 2019!

The 2019 ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing is coming up in November! The research published and presented at CSCW 2019 is exciting and timely, spanning the social and engineering aspects of information and communication technologies.

Many of the papers published at CSCW 2019 are already being featured in write-ups in our Medium publication, and there will be more to come! In addition, our awards committee has chosen papers to represent the best of the conference, and we are excited to announce the winners of Best Paper awards, as well as Best Paper honorable mentions. These papers represent a spectrum of CSCW topics: algorithm-in-the-loop decision making , participatory design, gender in facial recognition systems, content moderation on Reddit, surgical robots, collaboration among data scientists, and beyond!

All of these papers will be presented during the main conference, November 9–13, in Austin, Texas. Many of these papers will also continued to be featured with short summaries on our Medium publication, so follow along and we hope to see you at the conference as well. Congratulations to all the authors receiving awards!

Best Papers

Deconstructing Community-Based Collaborative Design: Towards More Equitable Participatory Design Engagements” by Christina Harrington (Northwestern University), Sheena Erete (DePaul University), and Anne Marie Piper (Northwestern University)

Does Transparency in Moderation Really Matter?: User Behavior After Content Removal Explanations on Reddit” by Shagun Jhaver (Georgia Institute of Technology), Amy Bruckman (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Eric Gilbert (University of Michigan)

How Computers See Gender: An Evaluation of Gender Classification in Commercial Facial Analysis Services” by Morgan Klaus Scheuerman (University of Colorado Boulder), Jacob M Paul (University of Colorado Boulder), and Jed R. Brubaker (University of Colorado Boulder)

How Data Scientists Use Computational Notebooks for Real-Time Collaboration” by April Yi Wang (University of Michigan), Anant Mittal (University of Michigan), Christopher Brooks (University of Michigan), and Steve Oney (University of Michigan)

“Sensing (Co)operations: Articulation and Compensation in the Robotic Operating Room” by amy cheatle (Cornell University), Steven Jackson (Cornell University), Malte F Jung (Cornell University), and Hannah RM Pelikan (Linköping University)

The Principles and Limits of Algorithm-in-the-Loop Decision Making” by Ben Green (Harvard University) and Yiling Chen (Harvard University)

Honorable Mentions

“An Empirical Study of how Socio-Spatial Formations are influenced by Interior Elements and Displays in an Office Context” by Bokyung Lee (KAIST), Michael Lee (Autodesk Research), Pan Zhang (Autodesk Research), Alexander Tessier (Autodesk Research), and Azam Khan (Autodesk Research)

“Analyzing Wikipedia Deletion Debates with a Group Decision-Making Forecast Model” by Elijah Mayfield (Carnegie Mellon University) and Alan W Black (Carnegie Mellon University)

Automatically Analyzing Brainstorming Language Behavior with Meeter” by Bernd Huber (Harvard University), Stuart Shieber (Harvard University), and Krzysztof Z. Gajos (Harvard University)

“Computing Education for Intercultural Learning: Lessons from the Nairobi Play Project” by Ian Arawjo (Cornell University), Ariam Mogos (Humans Who Play), Steven Jackson (Cornell University), Tapan Parikh (Cornell Tech), and Kentaro Toyama (University of Michigan)

Coordinating Clinical Teams: Using Robots to Empower Nurses to Stop the Line” by Angelique Taylor (University of California San Diego), Hee Rin Lee (UC San Diego), Alyssa Kubota (University of California San Diego), and Laurel D. Riek (UC San Diego)

“Deconstructing Creativity: Non-Linear Processes and Fluid Roles in Contemporary Music and Dance” by Stacy Hsueh (Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Inria, Université Paris-Saclay), Sarah Fdili Alaoui (LRI, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Inria, Université Paris-Saclay), and Wendy E. Mackay (Inria,Université Paris-Saclay)

“Designing with Gaze: Tama, a Gaze Activated Smart-Speaker” by Donald McMillan (Stockholm University), Barry Brown (Stockholm University), Ikkaku Kawaguchi (University of Tsukuba), Razan Jaber (Stockholm University), Jordi Solsona Belenguer (Stockholm University), and Hideaki Kuzuoka (University of Tsukuba)

‘Did You Suspect the Post Would be Removed?’: Understanding User Reactions to Content Removals on Reddit” by Shagun Jhaver (Georgia Institute of Technology), Darren Scott Appling (Georgia Institute of Technology), Eric Gilbert (University of Michigan), and Amy Bruckman (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Discovering the Sweet Spot of Human-Computer Configurations: A Case Study in Information Extraction” Maximilian Mackeprang (Freie Universität Berlin), Claudia Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin), and Maximilian Timo Stauss (Freie Universität Berlin)

Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to biased outcomes” by Muhammad Ali (Northeastern University), Piotr Sapieżyński (Northeastern University), Miranda Bogen (Upturn, Inc.), Aleksandra Korolova (University of Southern California), Alan Mislove (Northeastern University), and Aaron Rieke (Upturn)

Efficient Elicitation Approaches to Estimate Collective Crowd Answers” by John Joon Young Chung (University of Michigan), Jean Y Song (University of Michigan), Sindhu Kutty (University of Michigan), Sungsoo (Ray) Hong (New York University), Juho Kim (KAIST), and Walter S. Lasecki (University of Michigan)

Estimating Attention Flow in Online Video Networks” by Siqi Wu (The Australian National University), Marian-Andrei Rizoiu (University of Technology, Sydney), and Lexing Xie (The Australian National University)

From nomadic work to nomadic leisure practice: A study of long-term bike touring” by Pedro Ferreira (IT-University of Copenhagen), Karey Helms (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Barry Brown (Stockholm University), and Airi Lampinen (Stockholm University)

If it Rains, Ask Grandma to Disconnect the Nano: Maintenance & Care in Havana’s StreetNet” by Michaelanne Dye (University of Michigan), David Nemer (University of Virginia), Neha Kumar (Georgia Tech), and Amy Bruckman (Georgia Institute of Technology)

“‘Is my phone hacked?’” Analyzing Clinical Computer Security Interventions with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence” by Diana Freed (Cornell University), Sam Havron (Cornell Tech), Emily Tseng (Cornell Tech), Andrea Gallardo (Cornell Tech), Rahul Chatterjee (Cornell University), Thomas Ristenpart (Cornell Tech), and Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech)

“‘It doesn’t win you friends”: Understanding Accessibility in Collaborative Writing for People with Vision Impairments” by Maitraye Das (Northwestern University), Darren Gergle (Northwestern University), and Anne Marie Piper (Northwestern University)

Learn2Earn: Using Mobile Airtime Incentives to Bolster Public Awareness Campaigns” by Saiganesh Swaminathan (Carnegie Mellon University), Indrani Medhi Thies (Microsoft Research), Devansh Mehta (Microsoft Research), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research), Amit Sharma (Microsoft Research), and William Thies (Microsoft Research)

Managing Stress: The Needs of Autistic Adults in Video Calling” by Annuska Zolyomi (University of Washington, Microsoft) Andrew Begel (Microsoft), Jennifer Frances Waldern (Microsoft), John Tang (Microsoft), Michael Barnett (Microsoft Research), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research), Daniel McDuff (Microsoft), Sean Andrist (Microsoft Research), and Meredith Ringel Morris (Microsoft Research)

“Orienting to Networked Grief: Situated perspectives of communal mourning on Facebook” by Jed R. Brubaker (University of Colorado Boulder), Gillian Hayes (University of California, Irvine), and Melissa Mazmanian (University of California, Irvine)

“Prefigurative Design as a Method for Research Justice” by Mariam Asad (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Christopher A Le Dantec (Georgia Institute of Technology)

“Privacy Perceptions and Designs of Bystanders in Smart Homes” by Yaxing Yao (Syracuse University), Justin Reed Basdeo (Syracuse University), Oriana Rosata Mcdonough (Syracuse University), and Yang Wang (Syracuse University)

“Quantifying Voter Biases in Online Platforms: An Instrumental Variable Approach” by Himel Dev (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Karrie Karahalios (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Hari Sundaram (University of Illinois)

Reclaiming Stigmatized Narratives: The Networked Disclosure Landscape of #MeToo” by Ryan J Gallagher (Northeastern University), Elizabeth Stowell (Northeastern University), Andrea Parker (Northeastern University), and Brooke Foucault Welles (Northeastern University)

Reliability and Inter-rater Reliability in Qualitative Research: Norms and Guidelines for CSCW and HCI Practice” by Nora McDonald (Drexel University), Sarita Schoenebeck (University of Michigan), and Andrea Forte (Drexel University)

“Safe Enough to Share: Setting the Dementia Agenda Online” by Amanda Lazar (University of Maryland) and Emma Dixon (University of Maryland)

“Sorting Out Valuation in the Charity Shop: Designing for Data-Driven Innovation through Value Translation” by Chris Elsden (University of Edinburgh), Kate Symons (University of Edinburgh), Raluca Bunduchi (University of Edinburgh), Chris Speed (University of Edinburgh), and John Vines (Northumbria University)

“The Roles Bots Play in Wikipedia” by Lei (Nico) Zheng (Stevens Institute of Technology), Christopher M. Albano (Stevens Institute of Technology), Neev M. Vora (Stevens Institute of Technology), Feng Mai (Stevens Institute of Technology), and Jeffrey V Nickerson (Stevens Institute of Technology)

“The Tools of Management: Adapting historical union tactics to platform mediated labor” by Vera Khovanskaya (Cornell University), Lynn Dombrowski (Indiana University, IUPUI), Jeffrey M Rzeszotarski (Cornell University), and Phoebe Sengers (Cornell University)

‘This Place Does What It Was Built For’: Designing Digital Institutions for Participatory Change” by Seth Frey (UC Davis), Peter Krafft (University of Washington), and Brian C Keegan (University of Colorado Boulder)

Who is the ‘Human’ in Human-Centered Machine Learning: The Case of Predicting Mental Health from Social Media” by Stevie Chancellor (Georgia Tech), Eric P. S. Baumer (Lehigh University), and Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Institute of Technology)

To see presentations on these papers and many more, register to join us at CSCW in November!

Authors: Links to blog posts or papers have been included here when easily found; feel free to comment with a link to your paper if not already included (and consider writing us a blog post)!



Research from the ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing

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