Calls for Workshop Papers

Research2Biz: From Research to Prototype

Many research fields have or want strong ties to the relevant industry, a need that is often mutual. Researchers, especially early stage researchers, often have mandatory teaching as part of their work-life. These two situations present an opportunity to do research in a Universities—Industry Collaboration. Students in some fields want a more relevant education for future work-life, a need that the relevant industry often agrees on. Clusters, like the media cluster in Bergen (Media City Bergen), are ideally situated to facilitate this. Especially if Universities or other higher education institutions are part of the cluster or have strong ties to it. This is the case with Media City Bergen with the University in Bergen. This symbiosis of industry, higher education and students being co-located is perfect for early stage researchers to explore disruptive innovations and design speculations through student prototypes, especially with the right pedagogical approach. Additionally, it may benefit the industry and the students' highlighted needs.

The benefits for researchers who participate in this workshop are:

  • Researchers will be introduced to different models of prototyping and steps to prototype research ideas through examples and sample projects.

  • Researchers will be guided through a half-day session which encourages them to try transforming their research ideas into useful prototypes and receive useful feedback from the speaker and mentors of the tutorial.

  • Researchers will have the chance to gain valuable insight of speculation through prototyping, Universities—Industry Collaboration, and finally research through student works.


  • Oda Elise Nordberg, University of Bergen, Norway

  • Fredrik Håland Jensen, University of Bergen, Norway

  • Joao Ribeiro, UiB ande Galp, Norway and Portugal

  • Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland

URA: Understanding Reading Activities

Reading is one of the most common everyday activities and the means through which most of our learning and education takes place. Notwithstanding the importance of reading in our daily lives, thus far, there has been little consideration of how people read information within the MMM community. This workshop aims to bring together academics and practitioners with an interest in the reading activity to define the state of the art and explore future research opportunities.

The expected outcomes of the workshop include:

  • A new community of researchers interested in the topic of technology-supported reading

  • A co-authored position paper on the topic of reading analytics, to be submitted to an appropriate journal in late 2023

  • A published volume of position / research papers on the topic from attendees, edited by the organisers and including reviewed submissions from attendees who wish to submit

  • A proposal for a Dagstuhl / Shonan workshop on Understanding Reading Activities in 2023

  • A proposal for a number of datasets to support comparative evaluation of research within the domain of understanding reading


  • Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland

  • Graham Healy, Dublin City University, Ireland

  • Thanh Binh Nguyen, HCM - University of Science, Vietnam

  • Zheng (Jeff) Ye, South Central Minzu Unibersity, China

  • Minh-Triet Tran, HCM - University of Science, Vietnam