Currently, over 22 million people are considered to be refugees. Many of them are looking for shelter in the surrounding countries of their home country. Technology can be a helpful tool in addressing the challenges of the so-called “refugee crisis”, facilitating initial orientation, information, as well as communication and networking support. This one-day workshop aims to (1) finalize the elaborated guidelines of the previous workshop and SIG meeting and to (2) formulate a manifesto for researchers who work with the vulnerable target group of refugees.
Call for Participation
The different challenges faced by refugee communities and the humanitarian system in their support has instigated a call for technical innovation. This one-day workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers to discuss and extend the guidelines, which were elaborated in the previous workshop. More details regarding the previous workshop are available at our website. We invite researchers interested in participating to submit a four pages’ position paper (ACM Extended Abstract format). Papers should critically reflect on how the researchers’ research/interest addresses issues faced by refugee communities. Experience reflected upon does not have to be specifically concerned with working with refugees, however those interested should discuss how lessons learnt and methods used in their works can be adapted and applied to refugee contexts. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com in .pdf format. Position papers will be reviewed based on relevance to the workshop. At least one co-author of each accepted paper should attend the workshop.
Final Submission Deadline: November 21st, 2017
Final Notification: December 1st, 2017
Workshop Day: January 7th, 2018
Location: International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Sanibel Island, Florida,
The workshop is based on the project work of NETT.Werkzeug, which is funded by the EU Program „Investing in our Future
European Regional Development Fund“