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Doctoral Symposium - Summer Social Webshop

August 23, 2011 - August 26, 2011 | University of Maryland, Washington D.C., USA

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GRAND has the opportunity to send doctoral students in computer science, iSchool, sociology, communications, political science, anthropology, psychology, journalism, and related disciplines to attend a 4-day intensive workshop on Technology-Mediated Social Participation (TMSP) that will take place August 23-26, 2011, at the University of Maryland. 

Technology-Mediated Social Participation includes social networking tools, blogs and microblogs, user-generated content sites, discussion groups, problem reporting, recommendation systems, and other social media applied to national priorities such as health, energy, education, disaster response, political participation, environmental protection, business innovation, or community safety. 

During the 4-day workshop, students will attend presentations from an interdisciplinary group of leaders in the field and engage in other research and community-building activities like working on short-term projects, sharing research plans, developing new research collaborations, learning relevant software, analysis methods and data collection tools, and meeting Federal policy makers. 

The Summer Social Webshop is sponsored by Google, GRAND and the U.S. National Science Foundation. It is organized by the Social Media Research Foundation, iSchool, HCI Lab and the Department of Sociology - University of Maryland, and UMIACS.

Further information on the workshop is on the web: