Mobile Social Software workshop at CHI

Mobile Social Software: Realizing Potential, Managing Risks - Workshop at CHI2006, Montreal, Canada, April 22-27, 2006

The goal for this workshop is to explore the research questions, coming directions, and relevant technologies surrounding expanded adoption of mobile social software. We plan to address issues in the following areas (see the workshop web page for a full list of specific issues):

- How will mobile social software change existing social dynamics? - How will location services and other new technologies change the game? What are the privacy risks and research challenges of these technologies? - Next generation of mobile social software: What is it and when will we have it? - How can we build a coordinated, cross-cultural research effort?

Interested participants should submit up to a 3-page position paper the CHI Extended Abstracts format (Word/PDF) on or before Friday, 6 January 2006 to describing their background, interest, and current projects in one or more areas related to mobile social software. Participants will be selected to represent diverse perspectives and the organizers are searching for positions that can stimulate discussion.