This day-long workshop on Contextual Collaboration: Where Automation and People Meet will focus on collaboration with autonomous systems and in automated environments. Due to trends towards autonomous driving and smart industrial automation people are more and more surrounded by (semi-) autonomous systems. The way people collaborate with each other in these automated environments or with autonomous systems and how they experience the interactions is of great interest for researchers and practitioners.

The goal of the workshop is address these challenges and ambiguities to initiate an in-depth discussion of present and future scenarios (e.g., close collaboration with robotic co-workers, semi-autonomous driving), which are envisioned to highly impact human-human as well as human-system collaboration. The topics of interest include:

  • What can we learn from the various automated contexts and autonomous systems regarding collaboration?
  • What research and design challenges will these contexts or systems introduce?

The outcome of the workshop will be a list of challenges (and, if already available, potential ways to address them) provided as a white paper.

The workshop is organised by Nicole Perterer, Verena Fuchsberger and Manfred Tscheligi together with Astrid Weiss (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Volker Wulf (University of Siegen, Germany), and Klaus Bengler (Technical University of Munich, Germany).  It will take place in conjunction with COOP 2016 in Trento, Italy, on May 23rd or 24th.

The call for participation, details about the workshop and the organizers can be found on the workshop website.

Early submission deadline is 26th March and notification of acceptance is 31st March 2016!

We hope to see you in Trento in May 2016!

We look very much forward to your submission and in case you have any further questions, please contact Nicole!