2014 Spring Meeting × UCIrvine

The 2014 Scale Spring meeting will be held in University of California, Irvine from May 14 – 15. Attendees may also participate UCI ISR’s annal research forum in May 16.


  1. To register, please fill the registration form: http://goo.gl/lIN3O3.
  2. Hotel and Commuting:
    • Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614. (http://www.wyndhamirvine.com/)
    • Reservations: Please have your guests call our Reservations Department at 949-863-1999 or 1800 996 3426 to make reservations for your Group. Guests must  mention the UCI -Scale Grant Room Block to secure your special rate.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. After this date the hotel can no longer guarantee the special rate or room availability.
    • Shuttle will be provided.

Tentative Program 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • SCALE Group Dinner (07:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.)
  • Location: El Torito Grill, 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614(949) 975-1220.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keynote Speech I (09:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

  • Signals: Evolution, Learning & Information.
  • Brian Skyrms (Distinguished Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science, UCI & Stanford)

Keynote Speech II (11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

  • Socio-Technical Coordination.
  • James Herbsleb (Professor, Institute for Software Research, CMU)

Lunch (12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.)

Reflections and Discussions on Keynote Speeches (1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)

Slides Madness (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

  • Each participate presents two slides highlighting his/her research. (2 minutes per presenter).

Poster Session (3:30 p.m. -4:40 p.m.)

As of 05/01, following participates have confirmed to show off their posters (to be updated).

  • Ben (UCI), Title: INSpect-World: Distributed Usability Inspections in a Virtual World.
  • Thomas Latoza (UCI), Title: Microtask Programming: Building Software with a Crowd.
  • Rafael Lenao (UNL), Title: BugExchange: Training When Onboarding.
  • Erik Trainer (CMU), Title: From Personal Tool to Community Resource: What’s the Extra Work and Who Will Do It?
  • Jennifer Marlow (CMU), Title: TBD.
  • Ben (CMU), Title: Even on Wikipedia, Draft Status Makes A Difference.
  • Jason Tsay (CMU), Title: Project Signals and Work Decisions in GitHub.
  • Lee Martie (UCI), Title: CodeExchange: Social-Technical Code Query Formation and Reformation.
  • Marco Gerosa (UCI), Title: Barriers for Newcomers to Open Source Software Projects.

Day 1 Wrap up discussion (4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 14, 2014

Group Paper Discussion and Outline (09:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

  • Moderator: Jim
    • The discussion will begin with a summary of grant themes
    • Target I: High-level Group Paper
    • Target II: Potential specialized papers on more tightly knit themes

Reflections on Prior Proposal (11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

  • Moderator: Andre
    • The discussion will begin with a summary of criticisms
    • Debrief on rejected proposal. Brainstorming about rewriting in the large or spin-offs by sub groups

Lunch (12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.)

Special Interest Groups Discussion (1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

  • We can split out across as many as 3 rooms, each subgroup has its own moderator.

Special Interest Groups Discussion (2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

  • We can split out across as many as 3 rooms, each subgroup has its own moderator.

Summary and Conclusion (4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 

  • Moderator: David
    • Summarize the ideas for going forward (grant, paper, etc.).
    • Open discussion of next steps

SCALE 2014 Irvine meeting will be ended at 5:00 PM.

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