Managing and Designing for Norms in Online Communities
11 June 2019 / Full-day workshop at ICWSM 2019 in Munich, Germany
Introduction Because of its high quality of life and safety, Munich is sometimes called "Millionendorf", or "village of a million people". Some cities, like Munich, can grow in size while still retaining the desirable "feel" of a smaller community. Many online communities endeavor to do the same, but only a subset succeed. In this workshop, we bring researchers together to think deeply about the factors which contribute to the feel of an online community and how these factors can be supported.
Prescriptive Norms describe the implicit rules which govern the behavior of participants within a community, arising from complex interactions between stakeholders in communities. This one-day workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners to discuss and design sociotechnical solutions for managing norms in online communities. Participants will collaboratively consider practical challenges associated with establishing community norms and engage in collaborative ideation exercises to explore how these challenges can be addressed through design.
We believe that ICWSM will be an ideal venue for this workshop due to its history of connecting and fostering interdisciplinary discussion among computer and social scientists interested in online social behavior.
We will be submitting a document summarizing ideas generated at this workshop and future directions of research and design that they inspire to the Workshop Proceedings of the 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, published by Frontiers in Big Data.
Munich, Germany; 11 June 2019
ICWSM 2019 - June 11th
Come help us imagine the future of online communities.