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Dr. Gabriela Avram

Biography

Gabriela Avram is Lecturer in Digital Media and Interaction Design in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and a senior member of the Interaction Design Centre. Building on a Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Knowledge Management background, her current research focuses on interaction design in urban environments and on the role of technology in supporting civic engagement of local communities.
She has extensive experience on topics such as: distributed work practices, Open Source communities, cultural heritage communities, cultural and social aspects of collaboration, computer-mediated collaborative practices.
She has published extensively in international conferences and journals.

Currently, Gabriela is the coordinator of the COST Action CA16121 From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy.

Between 2013 and 2017, Gabriela was Principal Investigator on the EU meSch project(http://mesch-project.eu), leading the meSch team at the University of Limerick that focused on co-design in cultural heritage organisations.

She is a member of Creative Communities and is currently running the IxDA Limerick chapter. During 2014 - the Limerick City of Culture year, Gabriela was involved in several "Made in Limerick" projects, such as "Are You Dancing?- Remembering the Limerick Dancehalls" and "Limerick Lace". She was also the co-organiser of 3Dcamp, an unconference style event dedicated to 3D visualizations, virtual worlds and ubiquitous computing she ran in collaboration with James Corbett from 2007 until 2014.

Research Interests

  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work -CSCW
  • Interaction Design
  • Sustainability
  • Social Media
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Knowledge Management
  • Urban Informatics
  • Community Informatics
  • DIY practices

Teaching Interests

  • CSCW
  • Interaction Design
  • Urban Interaction Design
  • Research Methods (Directed Study)

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - University of Limerick Award for Excellence in Service to the Community

Association

  • 2013 Member, SIGCHI
  • 2010 Member, ACM
  • 2010 Local chapter chair, Interaction Design Association (IxDA)

Committee

  • 2012 Environmental Committee,

Education

  • 2001 Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania - PhD
  • 1981 Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania - BSc (Hons)

Language

  • French
  • German
  • Romanian
  • English

Outreach

    • 2014 - 3D camp Limerick (Part of Limerick City of Culture)
    • 2013 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2012 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2011 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2010 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2009 - 3D camp Tallaght
    • 2008 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2007 - 3D camp Limerick

    ( together with James Corbett)

  • 2009 - present -chair of the local chapter of IxDA (http://ixdalimerick.org)

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

Constructing the collaborative consumer: the role of digital platforms
Ryan, Annmarie and Avram, Gabriela
(2019) Constructing the collaborative consumer: the role of digital platforms
In Handbook of the Sharing Economy; Russell Belk, Giana M. Eckhardt and Fleura Bardhi(Ed.) London : Edward Elgar Publishing

2019

Transforming Cities by Designing with Communities
Webb, R., Avram, G., García, J.B., Joyce, A.
(2019) Transforming Cities by Designing with Communities
In The Hackable City; Michiel de LangeMartijn de Waal(Ed.) Singapore : Springer pp. 95-117
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3

2019

This Is Our City! Urban Communities Re-appropriating Their City
Avram G.
(2019) This Is Our City! Urban Communities Re-appropriating Their City
In The Hackable City; De Lange, M., de Waal, M.(Ed.) Singapore : Springer pp. 129-151
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3

2017

The Limerick dance halls project: The charm of discreet technology
Avram G.
(2017) The Limerick dance halls project: The charm of discreet technology
In Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges; pp. 60-77
DOI: 10.4324/9781315522456

2016

Digital social interactions in the city: Reflecting on location-based social networks
Luigina Ciolfi, Gabriela Avram
(2016) Digital social interactions in the city: Reflecting on location-based social networks
In Code and the City; London : Routledge pp. 91-104
[ULIR]

2015

Co-design to empower cultural heritage professionals as technology designers: The meSch project
Ciolfi L.;Petrelli D.;McDermott F.;Avram G.;Van Dijk D.
(2015) Co-design to empower cultural heritage professionals as technology designers: The meSch project
In Empowering Users through Design: Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services; pp. 213-224
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13018-7_12

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Creating tangible interactions with cultural heritage: lessons learned from a large scale, long term co-design project
Avram G.;Ciolfi L.;Maye L.
(2019) Creating tangible interactions with cultural heritage: lessons learned from a large scale, long term co-design project
In Codesign;
DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2019.1596288

2019

Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.
(2019) Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs
In The International Journal of Management Education ;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100307

2016

HCI at the Boundary of Work and Life - Editorial Special Issue
Grönvall, E., Ciolfi, L., Avram, G., Rossitto, C. and Barkhuus, L.
(2016) HCI at the Boundary of Work and Life - Editorial Special Issue
In Personal And Ubiquitous Computing;
DOI: 10.1007/s00779-016-0937-5
[ULIR]

2016

Communities and technologies
Pipek V.;Avram G.;De Cindio F.
(2016) Communities and technologies
In Interactions; pp. 34-35
DOI: 10.1145/2856112

2015

Introduction to Special Issue on Communities and Technologies
Pipek, V., Avram, G. and De Cindio, F.
(2015) Introduction to Special Issue on Communities and Technologies
In Interactions; pp. 34-35
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856112

2014

Data collection in global software engineering research: learning from past experience
Prikladnicki, R,Boden, A,Avram, G,de Souza, CRB,Wulf, V
(2014) Data collection in global software engineering research: learning from past experience
In Empirical Software Engineering; pp. 822-856
DOI: 10.1007/s10664-012-9240-x

2013

Knowledge management goals revisited:A crosssectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments
Richter A.;Stocker A.;Müller S.;Avram G.
(2013) Knowledge management goals revisited:A crosssectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments
In Vine; pp. 132-148
DOI: 10.1108/03055721311329927

2012

Knowledge sharing practices and the impact of cultural factors: reflections on two case studies of offshoring in SME
Boden, A,Avram, G,Bannon, L,Wulf, V
(2012) Knowledge sharing practices and the impact of cultural factors: reflections on two case studies of offshoring in SME
In Journal Of Software: Evolution And Process; pp. 139-152
DOI: 10.1002/smr.473

2011

Guest editorial: Studying work practices in Global Software Engineering
Avram, G.; Wulf, V.,
(2011) Guest editorial: Studying work practices in Global Software Engineering
In Information And Software Technology; 0950-5849 : pp. 949-954
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2011.01.010

2009

Bridging, Patching and Keeping the Work Flowing: Defect Resolution in Distributed Software Development
Avram, G; Bannon, L; Bowers, J; Sheehan, A; Sullivan, DK
(2009) Bridging, Patching and Keeping the Work Flowing: Defect Resolution in Distributed Software Development
In Computer Supported Cooperative Work-The Journal Of Collaborative Computing; pp. 477-507
DOI: 10.1007/s10606-009-9099-6

Other Journals

2013

Knowledge management goals revisited: A cross-sectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments,
Richter, A., Stocker, A., Müller, S., Avram, G.
(2013) Knowledge management goals revisited: A cross-sectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments,
In VINE - Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems; Emerald pp. 132-148
DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1108/03055721311329927

2010

Get Connected: Your Museum and Social Media
Avram, G.,Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M.
(2010) Get Connected: Your Museum and Social Media
In Museum Ireland; Dublin, Ireland : Irish Museums Association pp. 110-120

Conference Publications

2019

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
O'Shea K.;Avram G.
(2019) ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
In Acm International Conference Proceeding Series; pp. 295-299
DOI: 10.1145/3328320.3328397

2019

PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference
Killian S.;Lannon J.;Murray L.;Avram G.;Giralt M.;O'Riordan S.
(2019) PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference
Leeds University, UK

2017

Designing interactive systems
Maye, L., Bouchard, D., Avram, G., Ciolfi, L.
(2017) Designing interactive systems
Oli Mival, Michael Smyth, Peter Dalsgaard(Ed.) pp. 221-232 Edinburgh, UK
DOI: 10.1145/3064663.3064753
[ULIR]

2017

Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium
Lannon, J., Killian S., Murray, S., Avram, G., O'Riordan, S.
(2017) Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium
Limerick

2017

International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T '17)
Avram, G., Choi, J.H., De Paoli, S., Light, A., Lyle, P., Teli. M.
(2017) International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T '17)
Myriam Lewkowicz, Markus Rohde(Ed.) Troyes, France
DOI: 10.1145/3083671.3083712

2016

Museums and the Web 2016
Damala, A., van der Vaart, M., Clarke,L., Hornecker, E., Avram, G., Kockelkorn, H., Ruthven, I.
(2016) Museums and the Web 2016
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

2016

Articulating Co-Design in Museums: Reflections on Two Participatory Processes
Ciolfi, L,Avram, G,Maye, L,Dulake, N,Marshall, MT,Van Dijk, D,McDermott, F,
(2016) Articulating Co-Design in Museums: Reflections on Two Participatory Processes
In Acm Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing (Cscw 2016); pp. 13-25
DOI: 10.1145/2818048.2819967

2016

Designing Interactive Systems
Gabriela Avram and Laura Maye.
(2016) Designing Interactive Systems
ACM(Ed.) pp. 17-20 Brisbane, Australia
DOI: 10.1145/2908805.2908810

2016

19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW '16)
Ciolfi, L., Avram, G. , Maye, L., Dulake, N., Marshall, M.T., VanDijk, D., McDermott, F.
(2016) 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW '16)
ACM(Ed.) pp. 13-25 San Francisco, CA, USA
DOI: 10.1145/2818048.2819967

2014

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Bjørn P.;Bardram J.;Avram G.;Bannon L.;Boden A.;Redmiles D.;De Souza C.;Wulf V.
(2014) Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
pp. 301-304
DOI: 10.1145/2556420.2558863

2014

ACM 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (NordiCHI '14)
Maye, L., McDermott, F., Ciolfi, L., and Avram, G.
(2014) ACM 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (NordiCHI '14)
pp. 598-607 Helsinki, Finland
DOI: 10.1145/2639189.2639259

2014

Irish HCI
McDermott, F., Maye, L., Avram, G.
(2014) Irish HCI
Rami Albatal, Julie Doyle Yang Yang, Alan Smeaton & Niamh Caprani(Ed.) pp. 18-26 Dublin, Ireland

2013

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Boden A.;Avram G.;Posch I.;Pipek V.;Fitzpatrick G.
(2013) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
In Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics); pp. 298-303
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38706-7_30

2013

NODEM 2013 Conference
McDermott, F., Clarke, L., Hornecker, E., Avram, G.
(2013) NODEM 2013 Conference
Stockholm, Sweden

2013

European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - ECSCW
Avram, G.
(2013) European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - ECSCW
Matthias Korn, Tommaso Colombino, Myriam Lewkowicz(Ed.) pp. 57-64 Paphos, Cyprus

2013

Digital Cities 8 at Communities& Technologies 2013
Avram, G., Slattery, J., Ryan, A., Festl, L.
(2013) Digital Cities 8 at Communities& Technologies 2013

2012

Journal of software: Evolution and Process
Boden A.;Avram G.;Bannon L.;Wulf V.
(2012) Journal of software: Evolution and Process
In Journal Of Software-Evolution And Process; pp. 139-152
DOI: 10.1002/smr.473

2011

ACIS 2011 Proceedings.
Richter, A., Stocker, A., Müller, S. and Avram, G.
(2011) ACIS 2011 Proceedings.

2011

ACIS 2011 Proceedings - 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Richter A.;Stocker A.;Müller S.;Avram G.
(2011) ACIS 2011 Proceedings - 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems

2009

Bridging Knowledge Distribution - The Role of Knowledge Brokers in Distributed Software Development Teams
Boden, A,Avram, G,
(2009) Bridging Knowledge Distribution - The Role of Knowledge Brokers in Distributed Software Development Teams
In 2009 Icse Workshop On Cooperative And Human Aspects Of Software Engineering; pp. 8-

2009

Knowledge Management in Distributed Software Development Teams - Does Culture Matter?
Boden, A,Avram, G,Bannon, L,Wulf, V,
(2009) Knowledge Management in Distributed Software Development Teams - Does Culture Matter?
In 2014 Ieee 9th International Conference On Global Software Engineering (Icgse); pp. 18-
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2009.10

2009

Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects on Software Engineering, CHASE 2009
Boden A., Avram G.
(2009) Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects on Software Engineering, CHASE 2009
pp. 8-11
DOI: 10.1109/CHASE.2009.5071402

2009

Proceedings - 2009 4th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2009
Boden A., Avram G., Bannon L., Wulf V.
(2009) Proceedings - 2009 4th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2009
pp. 18-27
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2009.10
[ULIR]

2008

Proceedings - 2008 3rd IEEE International Conference Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2008
Richardson I.;Deshpande S.;Avram G.;Casey V.
(2008) Proceedings - 2008 3rd IEEE International Conference Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2008
pp. 13-22
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2008.21

2008

2008 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GLOBAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PROCEEDINGS
Richardson, I; Avram, G; Deshpande, S; Casey, V
(2008) 2008 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GLOBAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PROCEEDINGS
pp. 13-22

2008

International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2008
Richardson, Ita,Avram, Gabriela,Deshpande, Sadhana ,Casey, Valentine
(2008) International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) 2008
pp. 13-22
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2008.21

2008

Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Avram G., Bannon L.J., Sheehan A., Sigfridsson A., Sullivan D.K.
(2008) Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
pp. 5-8
DOI: 10.1145/1370114.1370116

2007

PPIG: Psychology of Programmers Interest Group
Exton C., Avram G., Buckley J., and LeGear A.
(2007) PPIG: Psychology of Programmers Interest Group
pp. 173-184

2007

19th Annual Psychology of Programming Workshop
C. Exton, G. Avram, J. Buckley, A. LeGear 2-6 July 2007,
(2007) 19th Annual Psychology of Programming Workshop

2007

Proceedings - International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2007
Avram G.
(2007) Proceedings - International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2007
pp. 91-102
DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2007.30

2007

The First Information Systems Workshop on Global Sourcing- Services, Knowledge and Innovation
Avram G. , , 13-15 March 2007
(2007) The First Information Systems Workshop on Global Sourcing- Services, Knowledge and Innovation
Oshri, I., Kotlarski J.(Ed.)

2007

Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation
Sigfridsson, A; Avram, G; Sheehan, A; Sullivan, DK
(2007) Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation
pp. 133-146

2007

Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
Avram G.
(2007) Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
pp. 87-95

2007

The European Conference on Knowledge Management
Avram G.
(2007) The European Conference on Knowledge Management
Martins, B., Remenyi, D.(Ed.) pp. 87-95

2007

Second IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, Proceedings
Avram, G
(2007) Second IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, Proceedings
pp. 91-100

2007

The International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2007
Avram G.
(2007) The International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2007
Sangwan, R.(Ed.) pp. 91-102

2007

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, VOL 1 AND 2
Avram, G
(2007) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, VOL 1 AND 2
pp. 87-95

2007

Third International Conference on Open Source Systems
Sigfridsson A., G. Avram, A. Sheehan, D. K. Sullivan
(2007) Third International Conference on Open Source Systems

2007

The Challenges of Collaborative Work in Global Software Development Workshop in conjunction with ECSCW'07
G.Avram, Sheehan A., Sullivan D.K
(2007) The Challenges of Collaborative Work in Global Software Development Workshop in conjunction with ECSCW'07

2006

The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems 06
Bannon, Liam Avram, Gabriela
(2006) The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems 06
Proceedings of the 2006 Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, University of Trento, Italy(Ed.) pp. 241-248

2005

Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
Avram G.
(2005) Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
pp. 49-58

2005

The 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Avram G.
(2005) The 6th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Remenyi, D(Ed.)

Conference Contributions

2017

ACM CSCW 2017
Avram, G.
(2017) ACM CSCW 2017
Portland, Oregon, USA

2017

ECSCW 2017
Avram, G.
(2017) ECSCW 2017
Sheffield, UK

2016

ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Avram, G.
(2016) ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
San Francisco, CA, USA

2016

Participatory Design Conference
Avram, G.
(2016) Participatory Design Conference
Aarhus, Denmark

2015

Communities and Technologies
Avram, G.
(2015) Communities and Technologies
Limerick, Ireland

2014

ACM CHI
Avram, G.
(2014) ACM CHI
Toronto, Canada

Other Publications

2019

Repositioning CoDesign in the age of platform capitalism: from sharing to caring
Avram G.;Choi J.;De Paoli S.;Light A.;Lyle P.;Teli M.
(2019) Repositioning CoDesign in the age of platform capitalism: from sharing to caring
In Codesign; pp. 185-191
DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2019.1638063

2016

HCI at the boundary of work and life
Gronvall, E,Ciolfi, L,Avram, G,Rossitto, C,Barkhuus, L
(2016) HCI at the boundary of work and life
In Personal And Ubiquitous Computing; pp. 481-485
DOI: 10.1007/s00779-016-0937-5

2015

Welcome addreb-Communities and technologies 2015
Avram G.;De Cindio F.;Pipek V.
(2015) Welcome addreb-Communities and technologies 2015
In Acm International Conference Proceeding Series; pp. 5-8

2011

Guest editorial: Studying work practices in Global Software Engineering
Avram, G; Wulf, V
(2011) Guest editorial: Studying work practices in Global Software Engineering
In Information And Software Technology; pp. 949-954
DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2011.01.010