Robots in heterogeneous contexts
Negotiation of co-creative lifelong learning spaces through participatory approaches
On this page you will find all information about the hybrid workshop “Robots in heterogeneous contexts: Negotiation of co-creative lifelong learning spaces through participatory approaches” of the 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.
What is the workshop about?
Our workshop will focus on contributing to how co-creative learning spaces can be supported in heterogeneous contexts and what different disciplines can say about learning and negotiation using robots as an example. This offers both workshop participants and organizers an insight into different approaches and a broader picture regarding the concept of lifelong learning in different fields.
What does that mean?
Learning is inherently social. This raises several questions that relate to how contexts and spaces can mediate co-creative learning. In this workshop proposal, we refer to the interrelated aspects of space, learning, and embodiment and how these aspects mediate the human-robot interaction. Our assumption is that robots are interpreted variously and used in different ways. We are interested in the interrelation between interpretation and use, which are constitutive for the establishment of different co-creative learning spaces. Reflecting on this leads to an understanding of what to look for in Participatory Design studies. It matters, for example, whether persons in a nursing home have any say at all in how robots are perceived and in what technical practices robots are to be integrated and adopted. This is a crucial aspect for the appropriation of technical artifacts and for the development of new (E)CSCW or HCI paradigms.
Why should you attend?
We need to co-create spaces for people to appropriate new technologies such as robots (Stevens and Pipek, 2018). For this, three questions are important: (1) How to include spatial aspects in design? (2) What could be learned in various spaces? (3) What role does the body play in human-robot interactions?
In this workshop we would like to contribute to how co-creative learning spaces can be supported in heterogeneous contexts and what different disciplines can say about learning and negotiation using the robots as an example.
Our plan is to publish the submitted papers. To do this, we plan to publish a workshop report in IRSI – an open source online journal (International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) – Internationales Institut für Sozio-Informatik (iisi.de)), where we will publish papers revised by the authors after the workshop. Finally, we also want to work with the workshop participants to extend their research further by inviting them to submit to a journal special issue on the workshop’s topic. To be able to continue the discussion around the topics of robots, we will agree on creating a communication channel with the participants. It is also pursued to enable a sustainable cooperation between the participants and to enable a future collaboration in production or research.
How can you attend?
To participate, anyone interested must submit a current position paper that reflects their perspective or experience of co-creative lifelong learning spaces. The deadline for submission is May 3rd. More information is available under the tab “Call for Papers“. If you have further questions, please contact us at the mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to interesting and exciting contributions!
Dr. Katerina Cerna
Dr. Mohammad Obaid
Dr. Galina Volkova
Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller