call for workshops


Proposals Submission Deadline EXTENDED June 30, 2011

Workshops will take place during the conference and will form part of the main program. This year we are accepting proposals for both two-hour and four-hour sessions.

Workshops are intended to provide a forum for exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, fostering conversation and research communities, learning from each other, exploring controversies, engaging in debate, envisioning future directions and elaborating new methods and perspectives.

Workshop activities can range from open forum discussion, to demonstrations or presentations with discussion, to collaborative activities such as structured brainstorming, illustrative games or role-plays. Whatever the focus or format, organizers will be required to schedule time for conversation, reflection, discussion, and debate. Although we envision most workshop activities to take place in one setting, let us know if your workshop will venture out into other sites in Basel.

Workshop proposals must include:

– a summary of 500 words describing the theme(s) of the workshop

– a longer detailed description of the workshop structure, activities and goals

– the names, contact information and background of the organizer(s)

– the maximum number of participants you’d like to attend the workshop

– anticipated A/V requirements.

Please be as specific as possible as it helps us in selection, and in helping you plan the workshop.

Workshop participants will be registered on a first come first served basis by the conference committee, so the workshop organizers will not be able to select their participants.

Accepted workshops will be publicized via the COINS11 website within a month after organizers are notified. Workshop organizers will also be encouraged to promote COINS11 and their workshops to potential attendees. Abstracts of accepted Workshop proposals will be published in the COINs 2011 Proceedings.

The call is closed.

Notification of acceptance notification by July 28, 2011.

logo_COINs The coins11 conference, Sept. 8–10, 2011 is presented in collaboration by Hyperwerk Institute of Postindustrial Design and the COINs Collaborative, an initiative of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Wayne State University College of Engineering-Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Collective Intelligence. The collaborative builds open knowledge networks to advance the emerging science of collaboration for design, research and industry competitive advantage. For more information on the COINs conference, visit