Personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity and privacy; education and learning – these are just a few problem domains where effective design and robust understanding of complex sociotechnical systems are critical.
To meet these challenges, a trans-disciplinary community has come together, drawing together scholars from intellectual communities such as CSCW, HCI, social computing, organization studies, information visualization, social informatics, sociology, information systems, medical informatics, computer science, ICT for development, education, learning science, journalism, and political science. Through Summer Research Institutes, extended workshops, preconference workshops, and other activities, this community of researchers from academia and industry has developed a strong focus on problems and opportunities arising from the interplay of social and technological systems that span individuals, groups, organizations, and societies.
Recent CSST News and Announcements
- Extended Deadline: Calls for Participation in the 2015 Summer Research Institute now due March 2
- Digital Societies and Technologies RCN co-sponsoring Communication Science in the Digital Age workshop at International Communication Association annual meeting
- The Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Calls for Participation in the 2015 Summer Research Institute
- Sociotech researchers to host big data workshop at CSCW 2015
- CSST 2014 : Participants, Mentors and Schedule