We invite scholars and practitioners to provide their experiences of  how users adapt and shape technology to their needs to match their individual communication purposes. We also encourage submissions reflecting on theoretical backgrounds to technology appropriation for communication and methodological approaches to investigate respective phenomena. By the end of the workshop, we aim to have a collection of  experiences from organizers and participants about diverse aspects (e.g., unanticipated users, usage, circumstances, and design) of appropriation.

Please submit a position paper (up to 6 pages in the ECSCW Springer format – see Template) until July 23rd, 2015 to

The submissions will be reviewed by the organizers with support of other researchers forming a dedicated program committee and selected according to their potential to contribute to the workshop topic and to foster discussion. The organizers will consider the publication of revised versions of accepted papers as part of a special issue in a CSCW related journal.

All accepted contributions (notifications will be sent out on July 31st) will be made available on the website to allow participants to prepare for the workshop.