News and Announcements
We are building out our presence and activities in Berlin and are looking for new partners interesting in cooperating with us in our research themes or services. If you are interested and can provide office space for a project team as part of your contribution, we should talk. The announcements below and the News Ticker list some of our current activities.
Job openings: We are continually looking for Scientific Project Managers, Researchers, Designers and Developers with skills and experience in the different areas. Freelance arrangements are possible. For details see see our job section below.
New EU Project: Collective Enhanced Environment for Social Tasks
EIPCM wins EU funding for the research project CHEST - Collective Enhanced Environment for Social Tasks integrating social media, crowdsourcing and collective intelligence techniques to support social innovation. More details coming up, pending the completion of the final negotiation process.
Cooperation: EIPCM participates in German Energy Turn Trialogues
The political decision of the German government to phase out of the use of nuclear energy within the upcoming decade has confronted economy, society and politics with great challenges. In an on-going series of Trialogues (Three-Actor-Dialogues), the pertaining problems, interests, conflicts of objectives and possible courses of action connected to the energy turn are discussed across all involved sectors. Since 2012 the EIPCM supports this project as member of the research advisory board regarding the design of participatory trans-discplinary processes and the uses of knowledge visualization and social media for cooperation in multi-stakeholder settings.
New EU-ICT Project: CUbRIK - Human-enhanced Multimedia Search
The EIPCM wins EU funding for a research project on the development of a novel open framework for next-generation search platforms integrating advanced multimedia search algorithms, social media and collective intelligence techniques. We are partner in a European consortium of 16 partners involving different European universities and research institutes (e.g. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft) and cutting-edge SMEs.
See also: cubrikproject.eu
How will we work, live and be governed? What and how will we buy, consume and exchange? What role should institutions play when it is not costly but ubiquitous to transact? Technologies have always left an imprint on people’s lives and people have always found new, unforeseen ways of using technology and making it their own. Social innovation emphasizes that the development of new forms of social, cultural and economic interaction and organization (e.g. social enterprises, open source, social commerce) represents an important form of innovation, which increasingly influences our lives.
In cooperation with the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance we are building-up an innovation lab providing a trans-disciplinary playfield for learning about and experimenting with novel forms of social innovation. More…
New Project: Web2.0 Knowledge Tools for Physician Networks
The EIPCM is participating in the KOLEGEA project developing a Web2.0-based system for knowledge exchange in networks of physicians integrating state-of-the-art knowledge visualisation with social media and mobile computing (tablets, smartphones, smart pens). The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
We are continually looking for Scientific Project Managers, Researchers and Software Developers skills and experience in the different areas, see our job section below.
- Social Computing, Crowdsourcing and Human Computation
- Information and Knowledge Visualization,
- Interaction Design and Interface Design,
- Web2.0, Collaboration and Social Media,
- Interactive Systems and Mobile Computing,
- User-centred Design and Usability Engineering.
You will have a chance to work on top-notch research projects within an international network of partners in Germany and Europe. There is a possibility of working towards a PhD degree in cooperation with our partner universities or performing Post-Doc research for further scientific qualification. Candidates with apropriate experience can be given the chance of acquiring own projects towards building-up an own research team. Send your application with a detailed CV, letter of motivation and research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being considered as a freelance collaborator you can register your profile with our freelance database by sending a short Email to email@example.com. Please include the word "register" in the subject and attach a complete CV (PDF). The database is confidential and available only to us and our partner institutions.
SoHuman 2013 - 2nd International Workshop on Social Media for Crowdsourcing and Human Computation took place on May 1 in Paris as part of the ACM Web Science 2013, co-located with ACM Hypertext and ACM CHI. The half-day event co-organized by EIPCM gathered 40+ participants from diverse backgrounds engaged in well-received presentations and lively discussion.
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak has been invited to the Advisory Board of the i-Com Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien (the leading German speaking journal on interactive and cooperative media).
EIPCM wins EU funding for the research project CHEST - Collective Enhanced Environment for Social Tasks. More details soon, pending the completion of the final negotiation process.
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak has been invited to contribute a chapter on "Collective Action" for the Handbook of Human Computation (edited by Pietro Michelucci). This forthcoming publication by Springer is aiming to be a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of Human-based Computation (HC), the science of distributed systems which combine human and machine intelligence.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Ziegler has been appointed as Member of Honour of the Human-Computer Interaction Dept. of the German Informatics Association. The laudatio pointed out his "longstanding efforts in the development of the field of HCI and his active involvement in the development of the HCI Dept. within the German Informatics Association".
SoHuman 2012 - 1st International Workshop on Social Media for Human Computation took place on Sept. 3 in Amsterdam as part of the IEEE Social Computing 2012. The half-day event co-organized by EIPCM was a great success with 29 participants from diverse backgrounds engaged in well-received presentations and lively discussion. Due to popular interest and requests a follow-up event is being planned for 2013.
EIPCM initiates the 1st Workshop on Mobile Applications for Medicine and Health - mobiMED2012 to be held in Konstanz, September 9, 2012 as part of the Mensch and Computer 2012.
Submission deadline: June 17, 2012
(see Call for Papers)
EIPCM initiates the 1st International Workshop on Social Media for Human Computation - SoHuman 2012. The workshop will take place on September 3 (tbc), 2012 in Amsterdam as part of the IEEE Social Computing 2012.
Submission deadline: June 3, 2012
(see Call for Papers)
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak presents a paper on "Multi-perspective Visualisation and Social Data Analysis for Collaborative Sensemaking in Open Data Collections" at the Workshp on Data-Centric Interaction on the Web at the INTERACT 2011, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
The Special Issue on Social Media of the Swiss IT Magazine features an invited article by Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak on "Social Media as Innovation Catalyst". The special issue is published in cooperation of the Swiss IT Magazine with the Business Solution Group AG, Zürich.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ziegler co-organizes the International Workshop on Data-Centric Interactions on the Web at the international conference on human-computer interaction INTERACT 2011.
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak serves on the Programme Committee for Workshop Interaktion und Visualisierung im Daten-Web (IVDW 2011) at the INFORMATIK 2011, the annual conference of the German Society for Informatics.
Sept-November 2010, April 2011
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak serves as Associate Editor for the New Technologies and Applications track at the Wirtschaftsinformatik 2011, the international conference on information systems.
Prof. Dr. Jasminko Novak is invited to serve in the Expert Group on Social Networks at the European Commission, Directorate General for Information Society and Media.
March 7, 2010
Research papers are invited for the eCollaboration and Web2.0 track at the 5th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, co-chaired by Dr. Jasminko Novak. See Call for Papers for topics and deadlines.
February 9, 2010
Dr. Jasminko Novak receives a professorship call in Information Systems and IT-Consulting by the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund.
October 28-30, 2009
Dr. Jasminko Novak, our founding director, gives a seminar on "Innovation management: understanding, developing and managing innovations" at the University of Applied Sciences Basel.
September 26-29, 2009
Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben, a founding member of the institute, chairs the DAAD Summer School on Current Trends in Distributed Systems CADS 2009 in Gammarth, Tunisia.
September 7-11, 2009
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik, a founding member of the institute is member of the Steering Committee for European Conference on Maching Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML PKDD 2009 in Bled, Slovenia.
August 24-28, 2009
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ziegler, a founding member of the institute, gives a presentation at the international conference for interactive systems, INTERACT 2009 in Uppsala, Sweden. The work of our director Dr. Jasminko Novak is also presented by his co-author Susanne Schmidt from the University of Zurich.
February 25-27, 2009
Our founding director Dr. Jasminko Novak gives a presentation of his work with University of Zurich at the international information systems conference Wirtschaftsinformatik 2009 in Vienna.
September 15-19, 2008
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik, a founding member of the institute, acts as co-chair for the European Conference on Maching Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML PKDD 2008 in Antwerp, Belgium.
November 17-18, 2007
Dr. Jasminko Novak moderates the Executive Workshop "Next-Generation Media" in Thun and presents the workshop results at the Mobile Business Forum in Bern.