[ba-ohs-talk] Call for Submissions: Facilitating with Hypertext
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Jeff Conklin wrote:
> Call for Submissions
> Facilitating Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modeling
> 11-12 June, 2002, University of Maryland, MD, USA
> * POSITION PAPERS DUE: 15 APRIL 2002 *
> Workshop to be held as part of
> ACM Hypertext 2002 Conference
> 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
> We invite 3 to 5 page position papers from fellow practitioners who
> meet the following criteria:
> 1. You are a practitioner: you've actually done some version of
> HACM with groups;
> 2. Hypertext was really involved (not just lists or tables or
> 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).
> 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?
> The deadline for submitting position papers is April 15. Notification
> of acceptance will be by May 1. Please submit papers to Jeff Conklin
> Workshop theme and goals
> 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.
> Intended audience
> Facilitators, consultants, researchers, managers ... anyone with a
> practice of using hypertext technology in group facilitation.
> 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
> Outcomes of the workshop
> 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
> Relevance to the Hypertext field
> 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.
> Activities planned
> Brief presentation of key ideas from position papers; open discussion
> (facilitated/mapped in hypertext, of course); demonstrations of tools
> and techniques.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> Dr. Jeff Conklin <email@example.com>
> CogNexus Institute ... Collaborative Display, Collective Intelligence
> http://cognexus.org Phone/Fax: 410-798-4495
> 304 Arbutus Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037 USA (08)