Tuesday, November 15, 10am (Taiwan Time GMT +8)

Consent has become an important concept across multiple areas within HCI/CSCW, community advocacy work, and the tech industry, for understanding social computing problems and designing safe and agentic computer-mediated communication. Recent research has studied consent in various topics, such as online-to-offline interaction and harm, data privacy and security, research ethics, and human-robot interaction. The goal of this panel is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss how consent has been defined and studied within HCI and adjacent fields, and how cross-field discourse around consent can inform future work that pursues safe and equitable computing. We aim to introduce consent as a multifaceted research and design lens to the HCI and CSCW community and illuminate ways that consent can contribute to better understanding or re-imagination of contemporary research interests. Lastly, the panel aims to spark cross-field communication around consent to identify latent connections across research topics and foster synergistic collaborations.

Panel on Reconsidering Accountability in the Present and Future of Work

Tuesday, November 15, 10pm (Taiwan Time GMT +8)

There is a growing effort within CSCW and related fields to understand the effects of artificial intelligence, algorithmic management, and other contemporary and near-future transformations of digitally-mediated work. This panel builds on this effort by asking three guiding questions: how should academics more fully account for the consequences of new transformations in the workplace, how should we engage with workers who are already accounting for the ways that these systems impact their labor conditions and experience of work, and how should we be made accountable to workers for the design interventions we propose or deploy. The panelists will discuss topics including the impact of AI technology on frontline and essential workers, the transformative effect of algorithmic management on organizational practices within and beyond platform work, and how demands and efforts to attain algorithmic transparency by platform/gig-workers both reveal power imbalances within the workplaces and point to avenues for worker advocacy. We will also draw on scholarship that analyzes the shifting labor conditions of CSCW to situate contemporary concerns within the field’s disciplinary history. We aim to generate conversation about the ways that these forms of accountability have already been unfolding, identify shared themes and concerns across parallel topics, and identify future directions for researchers moving forward in this space.

Panel on Translational Science

Tuesday, November 22, 10am (Taiwan Time GMT +8)

The intent of this panel is to open a conversation about how careers can successfully span academia, industry, government, and entrepreneurial spheres. Speakers on this panel have all experienced multiple roles that span various arenas, from academia, to industry, to government, to driving entrepreneurial ambitions in startups.