Organizers

Matthias Korn is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research interests include the collaborative research practices of qualitatively working social science and humanities scholars. He has a background in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Participatory Design.

Marén Schorch is a Research Associate at the University of Siegen, Germany. She is a sociologist, specializing in qualitative research methods, mainly ethnography. Her research interests and publications focus on identity and self-positioning, dealing with extreme events and CSCW.

Volkmar Pipek is Professor of Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Media at the University of Siegen, Germany. He co-leads a project on research infrastructures for the Collaborative Research Center 1187: Media of Cooperation.

Matthew Bietz is an Assistant Research Professor in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on data-centric research practices, including distributed collaboration, ethical issues, and the development of research infrastructures.

Carsten Østerlund is an Associate Professor at the iSchool at Syracuse University. His research explores the organization, creation, and use of documents in distributed environments such as crowdsourced or virtual organizations. He is particularly interested in the interplay between social and material structures and how they together facilitate distributed work, play and learning. Empirically he studies these issues through in-depth qualitative and quantitative studies of everyday work practices in a range of settings including citizen science, distributed science teams, healthcare and game design.

Rob Procter is Professor of Social Informatics at the University of Warwick. His current research includes social media analytics, methodological challenges in social data science and ethical issues for data science.

David Ribes is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. He is a sociologist of science and technology who focuses on the development and sustainability of research infrastructures (i.e., networked information technologies for the support of interdisciplinary science); their relation to long-term changes in the conduct of science; and, epistemic transformations in objects of research. See davidribes.com for more.

Robin Williams is Professor of Social Research at the University of Edinburgh and Director of its interdisciplinary Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation. His research has focused upon the emergence and implications of electronic information infrastructures in a number of settings (enterprise systems, e-health and e-research).

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