Back to the Future of Organizational Work: Crowdsourcing and Digital Work Marketplaces Workshop @ CSCW 2014 - Organizers





Melissa Cefkin (IBM Research – Almaden) leads the Work Design Innovation which focuses on the transformation of human experience at work. A business and design anthropologist with specialties in workplace ethnography, services research, product and service design, and organizational learning, her current focus is on how both work performance and the construct of the business enterprise are changing in relation to the use of new work technologies, especially those related to crowdsourcing.

Obinna Anya is a computer scientist and currently a postdoctoral researcher in Work Design Innovation at IBM Research – Almaden. His work focuses on human-computer interaction, usability design, agent-based modeling and collaborative working environments. In particular, he examines the design of computational systems that take account of work practices as a fundamental aspect of how people work and seek to achieve task goals in the real world.

Steve Dill is a researcher at IBM, where he has had many roles from software development to research to management to working with clients. His focus has been in the areas of social software, text analytics and internet technologies. He has worked on several projects, including crowdsourcing applications, email and collaboration tools, corporate social networks, web scale data mining and analytics. Steve has a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and did his undergraduate work at Cornell University.

Bob Moore is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Almaden, where he studies work practice, crowdsourcing and social interaction. He has worked as a researcher at Yahoo! Labs and at Xerox PARC and as a game designer at Multiverse. Bob's past research examines user interaction with search engines using eye-tracking, avatar-mediated interaction in virtual worlds, face-to-face interaction in print shops, work practices in automobile assembly plants and telephone-mediated interaction in survey call centers.

Osarieme Omokaro is a fourth year doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on the design of incentive models for Participatory Sensing Applications that leverage volunteers and mobile sensors for data collection purposes.

Susan Stucky is a Research Staff Member in Services Research at IBM Research - Almaden. Her research is directed at developing new ways of fostering patterns of interaction among people and technology that increase value and detecting patterns of interaction that diminish value, especially in the context of business transformation. Recent domains of application include the introduction of Social Business in the enterprise and Work Design for the digital economy. Prior to joining IBM in 2006, Stucky founded the Strategic Practices Group, a consulting practice focusing on strategic learning for knowledge-based businesses, where she worked on identifying strategic knowledge assets and transforming them to create value by linking the work people do to the value they create. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois.




Call for participation now open. Interested participants should submit a 2-4 page position paper in the ACM SIGCHI Paper format to


Important Dates



  • Paper Submission Deadline:
    November 15, 2013
    December 01, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance:
    December 10, 2013
  • Registration Deadline:
    December 31, 2013
  • Submission of Revised Paper:
    January 24, 2014
  • Workshop Date:
    February 16, 2014