The venue for the workshops and the Doctoral Consortium on both Saturday and Sunday is the Engineering Research Building (ERB). See map.

Saturday, 27 June 2015


Registration opens at 8am. The workshops are starting at 9am.
There will be two coffee breaks (at 10:30am and 3:30pm). Lunch will be served at 12:30.

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Registration opens at 8am. The workshops are starting at 9am.
There will be two coffee breaks (at 10:30am and 3:30pm). Lunch will be served at 12:30.

  • Doctoral Consortium: 12pm-5pm, ER0008
  • Welcome reception (wine and canapés) at Plassey House 6pm-7pm

The venue for the main conference is the Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) building, lecture hall CSG001. See map.

Monday, 29 June 2015

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15- Welcome address
9:15-10 – Opening keynote: Michael Gurstein

10-10:15 – break

Session 1 – Design and Design Issues 1
10:15 -10:45  Anonymous Quorans are still Quorans, just anonymous, Authors: Malte Paskuda and Myriam Lewkowicz, Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France
10:45 -11:15  Exploring the mechanisms behind the assessment of usefulness of restaurant reviews, Authors: Claudia Lopez and Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburg, USA
11:15 -11:30  Discount Expertise Metrics for Augmenting Community Interaction, Authors: Pei-Yao Hung and Mark S. Ackerman, University of Michigan, USA
11:30 -11:45  Using and appropriating the smart city for community and capacity building amongst migrant language learners, Authors: Mark Gaved, Richard Greenwood (The Open University) and Alice Peasgood (APHE Consulting), UK
11:45- 12:45 – Panel discussion

12:45- 1:45- lunch

1:45 -2:30 – Keynote: Rob Kitchin
Session 2 -Urban Communities 1
2:30 -3:00   Vote As You Go: Blending Interfaces For Community Engagement Into The Urban Space, Authors: Luke Hespanhol, Martin Tomitsch, Joel Fredericks (University of Sydney), Ian McArthur (University of New South Wales),Ronald Schroeter and Marcus Foth (Queensland University of Technology), Australia
3:00 -3:30  Understanding Future Challenges for Networked Public Display Systems in Community Setting, Author: Nemanja Memarovic, University of Zurich, Switzerland

3:30- 3:45 – break

Session 3 – Rural Communities
3:45 -4:15  Reducing ‘white elephant’ ICT4D projects: A Community-Researcher Engagement, Authors: Heike Winschiers-Theophilus(Polytechnic of Namibia), Tariq Zaman and Alvin Yeo ( University Malaysia Sarawak)
4:15 -4:45  Community Broadband Initiatives: what makes them successful and why?, Authors: Claire Wallace and Kathryn Vincent, University of Aberdeen, UK
4:45 -5:00  Reflecting User-Created Persona in Indigenous Namibia: what NOT to do when working in Foreign Land, Authors: Daniel G. Cabrero (University of West London / Polytechnic of Namibia), Gereon Koch Kapuire, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Colin Stanley (Polytechnic of Namibia), Kasper Rodil (Aalborg University) and José Abdelnour-Nocera (University of West London)
5:00 -5:15  Investigating opportunities and obstacles for a community-oriented time accounting social media in Bangladesh, Authors: Tunazzina Sultana, Angela Locoro and Federico Cabitza, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
5:15 -5:30  Fostering Inclusive Innovation for Agriculture Knowledge Mobilization in Sri Lanka: A Community-University Partnership Development Project, Authors: Gordon Gow(University of Alberta, Canada), Nuwan Waidyanatha(LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka), Chandana Jayathilake(University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka), Timothy Barlott (University of Queensland, Australia), Helen Hambly and Anwar Mahmuda (University of Guelph, Canada)

5:30 – 6:00 Steering Committee meeting

7:00pm -Barbecue at The Stables with Irish music and dancing

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Session 4 – Local Communities
9:00 -9:30  Information Sharing, Scheduling, and Awareness in Community Gardening Collaboration, Authors: Xiaolan Wang, Ron Wakkary, Carman Neustaedter and Audrey Desjardins, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
9:30 -10:00 Growing Food in the City: Design Ideations for Urban Residential Gardeners, Authors: Peter Lyle, Jaz Hee-Jeong Choi and Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
10:00 -10:15  Towards a Participatory Community Mapping Method: the Tilburg Urban Farming Community Case, Author: Aldo de Moor, CommunitySense, The Netherlands

10:15 – 10:30 – break

Sesion 5 – Design and Design Issues 2
10:30 -11:00  Participation in Design between Public sector and Local Communities, Authors: Susanne Bødker (Aarhus University) and Pär-Ola Zander(Aalborg University), Denmark
11:00 -11:30  Lend me sugar, I am your neighbor! A content analysis of online forums for local communities, Authors: Claudia Lopez and Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburg, USA
11:30 -11:45 Multi-language communities, technology and perceived quality, Authors: Tabea De Wille, Chris Exton and Reinhard Schäler, University of Limerick, Ireland
11:45 -12:15 Do we speak the same language? Design goals and culture clashes in an online forum for young people, Authors: Annamari Martinviita, Leena Kuure and Pentti Luoma, University of Oulu, Finland

12:15 – 1:15 – lunch

1:15 – 2:00 – Keynote: Anita Gurumurthy
Session 6 – Volunteer communities
2:00 -2:30 Being Present in Online Communities: Learning in Citizen Science, Authors: Gabriel Mugar, Carsten Østerlund, Corey Jackson and Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA
3:30 -3:00  Studying a Community of Volunteers at a Historic Cemetery to Inspire Interaction Concepts, Authors: Luigina Ciolfi and Daniela Petrelli, Sheffield-Hallam University, UK

3:00 – 3:30 – break

Session 7 – Urban Communities 2
3:30 -4:00  Urban ageing: technology, agency and community in smarter cities for older people, Authors: Valeria Righi and Josep Blat(Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Sergio Sayago (Universitat de Lleida), Spain
4:00 -4:15  Local Commons: A Visual Approach to Collective City Making through Situated Community Engagement, Authors: Robin Palleis, Leonardo Parra Agudelo and Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
4:15 -4:30 Community in dementia care and the role of familiar technology, Author: Kellie Morrissey, University College Cork, Ireland
4:30 – 5:00 Final Discussion
5:00- 5:15 – Closing remarks