Co-Creation Group

The FCA’s Co-Creation group highlights and connects fundamental issues to ensure computing technologies are designed and built to create a better society.


The excitement around computing technology in all aspects of life requires that we tackle fundamental issues of healthcare, leisure, labor, education, and food to create the society we want. The goal of the Co-Creation group is to highlight and connect such fundamental issues with research in computing, to ensure technologies are designed and built to produce a better society.

We encourage a co-creation approach that inspires conjoined creative and critical thinking utilizing various types of expertise in the wider public. In the inaugural edition of the Co-Creation group we explore two fundamental issues – but the scope of the group is not limited to these issues:

  1. The transformative role of technology in healthcare: The challenges that are addressed in relation to healthcare concern, for example, “what are the kinds of technology we should aim for modern healthcare?”, and “how is technology transforming the ways in which healthcare is effectively provided”? Also, “what will become a role of healthcare professionals as we see a push for self-care”?
  2. The emerging relevance of technology for food: The transformation of food through computing technology is addressed in relation to challenges concerning “how can technology be designed to enhance local food production and avoid food waste”, and “how does technology transform the way we think about food and food experiences”? Also, “what role does food play outside kitchens, restaurants and within CS laboratories”?

The broader impact of the Co-Creation group is a better understanding of how we can utilize a co-creation approach for shaping the future of computing and society. Co-creation is bringing computing research into conversation with its surroundings to enhance the shared creativity and energy and produce an equally valued outcome.

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Co-Creation Activities
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Workshop on the “Next Generation of Electronic Health Records” – 21st March, 2018, in Copenhagen, Denmark 
This workshop is organized by the ACM Future of Computing Academy – in collaboration with University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science – to co-create questions that can guide future research in Next Generation Electronic Health Records.

The excitement around data-driven healthcare raises questions about both the
kinds of Electronic Health Records (EHR) we should aim for in the future, and whether new types of data support the effective provision of healthcare. These are not solely issues of return on investment, but they touch on the very core questions concerning the direction that healthcare as a practice should take -while practically inseparable from the technologies we design.

The workshop goal is to leverage research and practice in new ways by bringing computing research in healthcare into conversation with relevant collaborators. The workshop aims at identifying key problem areas for future computational researchers to focus on by facilitating comparison between cases and practical experiences with Next Generation EHR across contexts. In particular, the workshop invites empirical contributions that report on the use of and experience with Next Generation EHR.

Keynote Speakers

Gitte Fangel (CMIO for Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Denmark)

Gitte Fangel is the Deputy Director at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital since January 2018. Before that, Gitte Fangel has been in charge of the implementation of ‘Epic’ in the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand. Gitte Fangel is a trained nurse and has been the leader on all levels – Department nurse, Head nurse and Deputy Director, first at Amager Hospital and since the Herlev Hospital. Gitte has in addition a MMD (Master of Management Development) from CBS (Copenhagen Business School).

Andrew Rosenberg (CIO for Michigan Medicine, US)

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. is the chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, the interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Michigan, the health IT steward for the University of Michigan, and a tenured associate professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Internal Medicine. His recent work includes integrating large-scale enterprise clinical electronic information systems.

Jørgen Schøler Kristensen (CMO for Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark)

Jørgen Schøler Kristensen is a chief medical director at Aarhus University Hospital. Prior his position in Aarhus University Hospital, he was a chief medical director, Horsens Regional Hospital from 2010 till 2017.

  • Naja L. Holten Møller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jørgen P. Bansler, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sun Young Park, University of Michigan, USA
  • Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex, UK

Group Members

Naja L. Holten Møller

Marianna Obrist

Sunyoung Park

Julia Haines

Jason Ernst