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Summer Social Webshop 2012

August 21, 2012 - August 24, 2012 | University of Maryland, Washington D.C., USA

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The Summer Social Webshop is back.

For a second year, GRAND has the opportunity to send doctoral students, enrolled in a Canadian university, 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 21-24, 2012, 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 2012 is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Social Media Research Foundation, GRAND-NCE,  iSchool, HCI Lab, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Computer Science - University of Maryland, and UMIACS.


Application deadline for best consideration: June 8, 2012

For more information and to apply: 


GRAND students participated in last year's Summer Social 2011. Read their blog entries here.