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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BCS Sociotechnical SG - Annual Symposium Rebooting the Role of Sociotechnical Perspectives in a hyper-connected, digitised society

27th of October 2017, 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA

Register here https://events.bcs.org/book/2708/

The Sociotechnical Specialist Group of the British Computer Society has the pleasure to invite all its members and society at large to our first annual symposium. The event will provide an opportunity to interact with leading researchers in the field of sociotechnical systems and related areas. The symposium will be interactive and comprise keynote talks and panel discussions examining the role of sociotechnical perspectives in a hyper-connected, digitised society. Invited keynote speakers are:

Prof. Niels Bjørn-Andersen
‘The origin of Socio-Technical Information Systems Research in Scandinavia’

Socio-Technical IS research in Europe was founded by Enid Mumford, who applied the learnings from general S/T research within industry and coalmines to the IS/office context. The presentation will take its starting point in her early work (philosophy, methodology and tools), and it will be discussed how this learning was applied in a Scandinavian context. The challenges and conflicts with the so-called political school and the scientific IS school will be presented. One important issue for the S/T researcher was the inherent conflict between the humanistic and democratic ideal, which became a major practical issue. The presentation will end with some ideas for a reinvention of the Socio-Technical research, which seems more important than ever.

Prof. Angela Sasse
‘If security doesn't work for people, it doesn't work’

Traditionally, security experts have treated people as components whose behaviour can be controlled by policies and mechanisms - ignoring knowledge from decades of socio-technical systems research. In "Users Are Not The Enemy", co-authored with PhD student Anne Adams and published in 1999, we demonstrated the devasting consequences of this ignorance: frustrated users faced with impossible demands bypass security and consider it pain-in-the-neck, while organisational resources are wasted and performance reduced. I will present results from RISCS projects to show how STS approaches - user- and value-sensitive design, engagement and co-creation - lead to more effective solutions. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) now has a 10-strong team advising UK organisations on this approach; their revised the guidance shifts the responsibility for passwords away from individual users, and prohibits the widely used but highly disrespectful "Users are the weakest link" slogan.

Prof. Tokil Clemmensen
‘Sociotechnical HCI: Reflections on Topics and Theories’

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) builds on the ideology of empowering the end-users of computers, so that they understand what is happening and can control the outcome (Nielsen, 2005). How does that work for HCI in organizations and societies? While HCI historically has been based on applying cognitive psychology to understand the individual user (Card, Moran, & Newell, 1983), one strong trend in modern and contemporary HCI is to study applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. To design HCI for organizations, the big thing may be to do some kind of HCI design action research that constructs or modifies one or more HCI artefacts within their existing organizational contexts: sketches, prototypes, templates, running systems – anything that changes the interactions that managers and employees do and experience. Hence, the future topics and theory of HCI may indeed be socio-technical.

Member of the BCS Sociotechnical Specialist Group will also give talks and join the discussion panel (see program for more detail)

Registration Fee: £10 (BCS Members) £20 (General Public)



Registration and Coffee

Welcome talk from BCS Sociotechnical Group

Prof. David Wastell, Nottingham University

‘‘If security doesn't work for people, it doesn't work’
Prof. Angela Sasse, University College London

Coffee and Biscuits

‘Nurses Acceptance of Health Information Technology’
Dr Ip-Shing Fan, Cranfield University

Panel 1: Ken Eason (Loughborough University), Angela Sasse, Ip-Shing Fan


1:15pm – 2:00pm
‘The origin of Socio-Technical Information Systems Research in Scandinavia’
Prof. Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Copenhagen Business School

2:00pm -2:45pm
‘Sociotechnical Case Studies with SMEs in Portsmouth’
Dr. Peter Bednar, Portsmouth University


Coffee and Biscuits

‘Sociotechnical HCI: Reflections on Topics and Theories’
Prof. Torkil Clemmensen, Copenhagen Business School

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Panel 2: Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Peter Bednar and Torkil Clemmensen

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Day’s key learning points and Open Discussion – The Role of Sociotechnical Perspectives in a hyper-connected, digitised society
Dr. José Abdelnour-Nocera, University of West London

My source:
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, SOCIOTECH at JISCMAIL.AC.UK

I am planning to attend. Interested in how Hodges' model can inform and achieve sociotechnical perspectives:

Jones, P. (2009) Socio-Technical Structures, the Scope of Informatics and Hodges’ model, IN, Staudinger, R., Ostermann, H., Bettina Staudinger, B. (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Nursing Informatics and Socio-Technical Structures, Idea Group Publishing, Inc. Chap. 11, pp. 160-174.