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[ba-ohs-talk] Call for Submissions: Facilitating with Hypertext

                         Call for Submissions    (01)

         Facilitating Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modeling    (02)

            11-12 June, 2002, University of Maryland, MD, USA
                   http://CogNexus.org/HACM-HT02.html    (03)

                 * POSITION PAPERS DUE: 15 APRIL 2002 *    (04)

                     Workshop to be held as part of
                      ACM Hypertext 2002 Conference
======================================================================    (05)

Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modeling (HACM) combines (i) a
facilitator, (ii) hypertext software projected on a shared display
screen, and (iii) one or more conceptual/modeling frameworks. The
facilitator operates the software and works with the group to craft
semi-formal models of the group's subject matter and discussion about
it. The workshop will explore the practice of this art form, focusing
on the core skills and distinctions required for such sessions to be
successful.    (06)

We invite 3 to 5 page position papers from fellow practitioners who
meet the following criteria:    (07)

    1. You are a practitioner: you've actually done some version of
       HACM with groups;    (08)

    2. Hypertext was really involved (not just lists or tables or
       pentagons);    (09)

    3. The sessions were about analysis, design, planning, or problem
       solving; (presentation, narrative, and brainstorming/categorizing
       being important but less interactive, and therefor less demanding,
       types of meetings).    (010)

In the workshop we will, using the position papers as background,
discuss such issues as: What is behind the criticism "it's too hard"?
Is this kind of facilitation more a talent, like being a jazz
musician, or a learned skill, like automobile repair? What is the core
orientation of this facilitation? What are the crucial distinctions?
Skills? Abilities? What does it take to become masterful at it?    (011)

Deadline    (012)

The deadline for submitting position papers is April 15. Notification
of acceptance will be by May 1. Please submit papers to Jeff Conklin
<mailto:jeff@cognexus.org>    (013)

Workshop theme and goals    (014)

The theme of the workshop is the sharing of lessons, practices, and
distinctions that make for the most effective facilitation using
hypertext-augmented collaborative modeling techniques.    (015)

Intended audience    (016)

Facilitators, consultants, researchers, managers ... anyone with a
practice of using hypertext technology in group facilitation.    (017)

We would like to have 6 to 10 participants, in the interest of high
quality discussion and lots of participation. Participants will be
selected on the basis of the strength of their background as
practitioners, with secondary preference for those with theoretical
insights.    (018)

Outcomes of the workshop    (019)

The primary desired outcome of the workshop will be to extend and
enhance the community of researchers and practitioners working with
HACM, including establishing forums for further research and
discussion.    (020)

Relevance to the Hypertext field    (021)

Hypertext and collaborative technologies have always had a strong and
appealing overlap, but years of experience have demonstrated that many
who might benefit from a collaborative hypertext approach simply do
not have the skills to apply them to their complex and pressing
problems. The workshop explores a new approach to this conundrum:
experienced facilitators who have mastered both the hypertext
technologies and collaboration and facilitation practices.    (022)

Activities planned    (023)

Brief presentation of key ideas from position papers; open discussion
(facilitated/mapped in hypertext, of course); demonstrations of tools
and techniques.    (024)

Organisers    (025)

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin
Director, CogNexus Institute
Jeff Conklin is the designer of the gIBIS and QuestMap graphical
hypertext argumentation tools and the creator of the Dialog Mapping
technique. His CogNexus Institute [http://CogNexus.org] offers Dialog
Mapping training, facilitation, and consulting services. He is the
author of several hypertext and collaboration technology papers,
including a 1987 survey of hypertext which served as a standard
reference on the subject for years. Dr. Conklin is also on the faculty
of George Mason University.    (026)

Albert M. Selvin
Senior Manager, Information Technology Group, Verizon Communications
Al Selvin co-developed the Compendium methodology 
[http://www.CompendiumInstitute.org] and led its application on more
than 75 projects in commercial and non-profit settings. At Verizon,
he leads eBusiness, software development and business process redesign
teams. He has published papers in the fields of computer-supported
collaborative work, knowledge management, hypertext, organizational
memory, and collaborative sensemaking.    (027)

Simon Buckingham Shum
Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media at the Open University, UK
Simon Buckingham Shum [http://kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs] has been studying,
and applying, graphical hypertext argumentation approaches since 1990,
with specific interests in IBIS, design rationale, learning and
knowledge management. For several years, he co-led tutorials at the
UK HCI conference on QOC, an IBIS-related design rationale approach.
He brings a background in cognitive psychology, ergonomics and
human-computer interaction.    (028)

--     (029)

Dr. Jeff Conklin	     <jeff@cognexus.org>
CogNexus Institute ... Collaborative Display, Collective Intelligence
http://cognexus.org	     Phone/Fax: 410-798-4495
304 Arbutus Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037    USA    (030)