Just thought I'd let everyone know about a workshop I'm organizing at this year's Academy of Management conference. You can view the website at:
Here's the call for participation:
Reality Mining Workshop at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 8, 8 - 10 AM
In the last decade sensors have become cheaper, faster, and more ubiquitous, enabling automatic collection of data at the millisecond-level time scale in a technique called Reality Mining
. The Reality Mining workshop will focus on discussing what new management paradigms can be enabled with this technique, as well as how researchers can immediately use sensing tools to augment their research.
To give participants a better `feel’ for the technology and its potential usefulness, we will arrange for participants to have the option of wearing Sociometric Badges:
name badges with electronics that continuously measure face-to-face interaction parameters (e.g., who is talking, who is nearby).
Reality Mining research was described by the International Conference on Information Systems 2008 awards committee as “opening a new area of Management Information Systems research.”
This has generated a large volume of interest in Reality Mining techniques, which is only expected to build as the technology behind this methodology matures. Come and learn about this groundbreaking new research methodology.
To express your interest in participating, please e-mail the organizers at [email protected]
Benjamin N. Waber, MIT Media Laboratory
Lynn Wu, MIT Sloan School of Management
Sinan Aral, NYU
Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT
Peter Gloor, MIT
David Lazer, Harvard
Alex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT