Calls for Workshop Papers

Research2Biz: From Research to Prototype

Prototypes can be used to evaluate concepts and design proposals, and as a creative and explorative method. The aim of a prototype changes the method of creating them, how we assess them and how one should convey them. Therefore, fundamental knowledge about prototypes and the methods we use to develop them are helpful.

Collaboration between researchers and industry partners presents valuable opportunities, and is mutually beneficial. Innovations continually disrupt the status quo, which could result in established best practices being outdated. The skill to not become outdated, but rather thrive in disruptions is therefore desirable. Prototypes and the method making them, in collaboration with the industry, is ideal for repositioning researchers from the impacted to partakers in the technological advances. In this workshop we will focus on how the use of prototypes in Universities—Industry Collaboration to benefit both research and the industry.

We encourage researchers who are interested in prototyping and industry collaboration to participate in this workshop.
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The benefits for researchers who participate in this workshop are:

  • Researchers will gain valuable insight about prototyping and different ways of engaging in University—Industry collaboration.

  • Researchers will be presented real-world projects demonstrating prototypes developed in University-Industry collaborations.

  • Researchers will be guided through a half-day session which encourages them to transform their research ideas into prototypes and receive feedback from the organizers and other participants.


  • Oda Elise Nordberg, University of Bergen, Norway

  • Fredrik Håland Jensen, University of Bergen, Norway

  • Joao Ribeiro, UiB and 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