Call for Submissions

Organizations have embraced Web 2.0 technologies, leading to the emergence of ‘Enterprise 2.0’. Workers at successful organizations are increasingly mobile, social, and collaborative. Consequently, the field of social computing is increasingly interested in introducing and studying the tools, practices and methodologies that engender the characteristics of such a workforce. As new social computing technologies continue to be embraced and thereby impact the manner in which work is accomplished in these organizations, it is important to discuss their implications on workforce management topics such as recruiting, retention, attrition, training, assessment, employee engagement and productivity. This workshop will provide a forum where designers, practitioners, as well as social science and computer science researchers can: 1) introduce new tools or methods that address workforce management issues, 2) advance our understanding of workforce issues through qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, and 3) discuss the impact and opportunities recent trends such as social, mobile, and crowdsourcing have on the workforce.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to explore, discuss, and understand challenges and new opportunities that arise from an emerging Social Workforce. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Social listening technologies
  • Data privacy and protecting employee information
  • Novel applications and technologies for workforce management
  • Line of business workforce challenges and solutions, e.g. sales enablement
  • Voice of the employee
  • Ethics of crowdsourcing
  • Critical studies of workforce related issues
  • Cross cultural studies of the workforce
  • Workforce analytics (social analytics, predictive analytics, social network analysis)
  • Industry-specific (e.g. pharmaceuticals, retail, food & beverages) workforce solutions and case studies
  • Novel social learning and knowledge management approaches
  • The role of HR in workforce management and optimization
  • Novel work(place) models
  • Novel approaches for talent management (recruiting, assessment, retention)
  • Crowdfunding

Submission

We welcome submissions that address our workshop theme.  Workshop submissions could be research papers or position papers, and should not exceed 4 pages in length. Submissions must follow AAAI formatting guidelines (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php) and be sent as a PDF file by email to sadat at us.ibm.com. Submissions must be received by 21 March 2013, 5:00 PM PDT. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 26 March 2013. Accepted submissions will be published by AAAI Press.

Important Deadlines

  • Paper Submission: March 21, 2013 (Deadline extended based on request from ICWSM 2013 Workshop Chairs)
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: March 26, 2013
  • Final Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 1, 2013
  • ICWSM-13 Workshops Day: July 11, 2013
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