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== Call for Contributions ==
2nd Workshop on Scientific Communities of Practice (SCooP) on June 27th
2008 at Jacobs University Bremen.
== Overview ==
Communities of Practice (CoPs) group people from all around the globe
around a common concern, a common set of problems, which is tackled by
exchanging knowledge, ideas, and expertise.
CoPs also exist in science, although scientific communities of practice
are more heterogeneous than their corporate counterparts, as members
come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Yet, it is exactly
for this interdisciplinarity that these groupings are valuable for a for
deepening knowledge and learning.
In this context, SCooP aims at joining people from different fields,
such as mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, biology etc.,
who share a common interest -- Communities of Practice. The workshop
thus wants to facilitate the exchange of experiences and
implementations, and will in particular address questions such as:
* What are scientific or educational practices in educational and
* Can these practice be automatically detected/ collected/ or modeled?
* What are implementations for CoPs?
* Which features make these tools so attractive and how do they support
(practices of) CoPs?
The workshop welcomes contributions in the following formats.
* Paper contributions (including position papers and research
Max. 300 word abstract; paper submission
* Demonstration and Presentations of systems, prototypes, and mock ups:
200-300 word abstract (presentation during the workshop, paper is
== Important dates ==
* _NEW_ submission deadline for abstracts: May 23rd (via email to
* Submission of papers: May 30th
* Notification of acceptance: June 6th
* Camera ready copies due: June 20th (approximately)
* Workshop in Bremen: June 27th
== Registration and Accommodation ==
* Registration via http://jem-thematic.net/seminar/scoop2008
* Accommodation at http://jem-thematic.net/seminar/scoop2008
== Further Links ==
* SCooP Mailing List:
* SCooP Interest Group at http://jem-thematic.net/sig/scoop
The workshop is funded by the Joining Educational Mathematics Network