2nd VERTUOSE Project Worskhop

Data at the Workplace

Working with data: collecting, analyzing and using traces of work activities?

In conjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2024➹)

June 18th 2024

Rimini, Italy

Call for Papers

The digitization of work has expanded the possibility of collecting traces of activities, and AI techniques are now expanding the potential for analyzing this large amount of data. This phenomenon is mostly associated with forms of control and evaluation of worker’s activities, thus generating forms of resistance. It is therefore important to think about ways of collecting and processing this data that could improve the quality of life at work, by tackling information, cognitive, or communication overload. Indeed, this data could be used to improve deliberation in organizations, by providing digital representations of the activity that is not easy to grasp in day-to-day professional work. 

The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers interested in discussing how data could be collected, analyzed, and discussed to improve the quality of life at work: which data? Which methods for its collection and its analysis? Under which conditions? 

This topic (data at the workplace) therefore raises many questions:

Workshop themes

To address the questions posed, we invite contributions on the following themes, while recognizing that this list is not exhaustive: 

Regardless of the type of work context, these themes offer valuable insights. We particularly welcome reflections and testimonies—both positive and negative—on data collection for workplace democracy and the enhancement of working conditions.


The workshop is planned as a full day event divided into two sessions and will include additional online activities organized prior to the workshop. The contributions will be made available on the workshop website in order to prepare the attendees for the discussions at the workshop. In addition to the themes highlighted here by the workshop organizers, other themes for the workshop that emerge from the position papers will be posted on the website. Participants will be invited to reflect on these themes. Depending on the scope and focus of the contributions, we will consider proposing some guiding questions.

The first half of the workshop would be devoted to the brief presentations of participants’ research. In order to stimulate the exchanges, each selected proposal will be assigned to a discussant who will give a short summary of the short paper’s main topic and its contribution to the workshop, talk about the submitted short paper and raise questions to the author(s) during the workshop. The author(s) will be able to answer the questions by sharing empirical material or results, by explaining conceptual framework or by developing on methodological choices. The second half of the workshop will consist of the collective development of a synthesis upon identified themes with a review of the literature. The group would be first divided and then gathered for a final restitution


The first workshop brought together researchers interested in these topics, we wish to strengthen these links and broaden the community.

Depending on the outcome of the workshop’s discussions and on the interest of the participants, we may explore further publication outlets for the workshop papers. We were in particular thinking of a special issue of the CSCW Journal about collecting data in the workplace. 


Participation in the workshop requires the submission of a paper. We encourage potential participants to explain their interest in the workshop and particularly welcome papers that address one (or more) of the workshop themes outlined above. Papers are limited to a 1500 words (excluding references) in the ECSCW paper format. A template specifying the format is available in LaTeX, RTF, and Word. You submit your paper, converted to PDF, using the submission form

The submitted papers will be reviewed by the organizers and accepted on the basis of the relevance and development of their content. If the number of people interested in attending the workshop exceeds its capacity, the organizers will prioritize submissions that make for rich presentations and discussions, while also seeking diversity among the participants. 

In addition to submitting a paper, participation in the workshop requires that the authors of accepted papers register for ECSCW2024.

Important Dates

Paper Deadline

May 6th, 2024

Submission form➹ 

Notification of Acceptance

May 13th, 2024

Workshop at ECSCW'24

June 18th, 2024

ECSCW Conference

June 17th–21st, 2024

Important Links

ECSCW'24  Registration (TbA)

ECSCW'24 –  Program (TbA)