The changing face of digital science: New practices in scientific collaborations

Cecilia R. Aragon, Sarah Poon, Claudio T. Silva

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Abstract

The confluence of two major trends in scientific research is leading to an upheaval in standard scientific practice. A new generation of scientists, working in large-scale collaborations, is repurposing social software for use in collaborative science. Existing social tools such as chat, IM, and FriendFind are being adopted and modified for use as group problem-solving facilities. At the same time, exponentially greater and more complex datasets are being generated at a rate that is challenging the limits of current hardware, software, and human cognitive capability. A concerted effort to develop new software tools to handle this data tsunami is redefining the collaboratory and represents a new frontier for computer supported cooperative work. We are hoping this workshop can build community among researchers studying and/or building software for scientific collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Pages4819-4822
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2009Apr 9 2009

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/4/094/9/09

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Keywords

  • Scientific collaboratories
  • Scientific data analysis
  • Scientific groupware
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Aragon, C. R., Poon, S., & Silva, C. T. (2009). The changing face of digital science: New practices in scientific collaborations. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 4819-4822). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520749