Workshops now accepting submissions

Workshops offer ways to engage in discussions with other researchers in an informal setting. ECSCW 2017 will host seven workshops examining various exciting trend in CSCW and collaborative computing research.
Workshops at ECSCW 2017 will take place on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th of August 2017.

You can find full details on the ECSCW 2017 Workshops page.

Please also check out the workshops’ own websites for further details on how to submit and on deadlines.

Announcing “The David B. Martin Best Paper Award”

Announcing “The David B. Martin Best Paper Award”, Sponsored by Xerox Research Centre Europe

The David B. Martin Best Paper Award has been established in memory of the late Dr. David Martin, a stalwart of the ECSCW community and Associate Editor of the CSCW journal.
The Award will be bestowed yearly upon a full paper accepted to ECSCW that particularly contributes to the multidisciplinary understanding of society and/or work from a CSCW perspective. While all accepted papers delivering such a contribution will be eligible for the award, preference will be given to papers authored or co-authored by early and mid-career researchers (max 10 years since PhD).

The award, which amounts to €500, is generously sponsored by Xerox Research Centre Europe and will be formally presented to the winning paper at the ECSCW conference. The inaugural award will be presented at ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield.

The David B. Martin Best Paper Award Committee: Luigina Ciolfi, Charlotte Lee, David Randall (ECSCW general chairs and papers co-chairs), Antonietta Grasso (Work Practice Technology Area Manager, Xerox Research Centre Europe) and Kjeld Schmidt (Editor-In-Chief, CSCW Journal)

Extended Deadline – Exploratory Papers

Due to multiple requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting exploratory papers!

The new timeline is:

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday 10th February 2017  Friday 27th January 2017: Submission deadline (5:00pm PDT)
  • Friday 14th April 2017: Notifications due to authors. Exploratory papers are either accepted or rejected. Small additional edits may be requested for accepted exploratory papers before publication
  • Friday 28tt April 2017: Camera ready to be submitted for publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library

Full information on preparing submissions can be found here

Notifications to Authors due by January 22nd 2017

Our apologies for the delay in sending out notifications to authors of full paper submissions. The notifications will be sent out by the end of Sunday 22nd of January 2017. Because of the inner workings of the CSCW Journal Editorial Management System (several levels of approval needed before the notifications can be sent to authors) the emails might take a little while to reach you. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused!

Call for Submissions to Exploratory Papers, Demos & Posters, Workshops and Masterclasses, Doctoral Colloquium, Panels and Design Relay Challenge

Submissions to ECSCW 2017 are now open for the following categories:

 == Demos, Videos, Artefacts, Audio Works, Installations and Posters ==

A key part of ECSCW 2017’s programme are the live demonstrations, posters and installations. These may be research prototypes or commercial products presented by those involved in developing the systems. Videos, audio works, posters, artefacts and installations are also welcomed. The purpose of this session is to provide authors with the opportunity to showcase their research to interested delegates, as well as involving them in discussions about the work, exchanging ideas, providing feedback, and sharing works-in-progress relating to CSCW.

Authors submitting a paper to the ECSCW 2017 conference may also consider submitting the research discussed in the paper to the Demos & Videos session, if they want to provide a demonstration of the technology referred to in an accepted paper. *In these instances please note that a separate submission must be made.

The submissions for Demos must be related to the main topics of interest of ECSCW 2017

More details at: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/demos/

Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2017

== Workshops and Master Classes ==

Workshops offer ways to engage in discussions with other researchers in an informal setting. ECSCW 2017 invites workshop proposals addressing basic research questions, new methodologies, innovative technologies, and emerging research areas – to mention a few. The workshops should involve the attendees in working together on developing new insights, and should avoid consisting only of a series of presentations.

Masterclasses will offer a small number of participants the opportunity to learn about specific CSCW concepts, methods and techniques from recognised experts. The topic of a masterclass can be quite specific and the class will typically be small so to encourage in-depth discussion.

Details here: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/workshops-and-masterclasses/

Submission deadline:  20th of February 2017

== Design Relay Challenge ==

This year ECSCW is organising its very first design challenge! It will require a collaborative effort among groups across time zones around the world in a 24-hours period. The aim for the groups in the time they have is to respond creatively and collaboratively to a specific design brief which the chairs will release on the day. We are looking for a creative solution using creative practice and tools.

More details here: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/design-relay-challenge/

Deadline for expressions of interest: 17th April 2017

== Panels ==

The Panels venue is dedicated to discuss, inspire, explore, and provoke  ECSCW2017 attendees with emerging and engaging new topics, which can push CSCW research in new directions. Panels are a unique opportunity to get a diverse set of experts on stage at the same time offering opposing viewpoints, positions, and backgrounds.

Ideally, panel proposals will have 3-4 participants, who represent a diversity of ideas and approaches related to a given topic. Topics should be  novel, lively or controversial, inspiring the audience to respond and further elaborate on ideas. Panels should be facilitated by a strong moderator, who will guide both the conversation in a timely and focused manner and the audience in expressing their opinions. In addition, we encourage Panel organisers to think innovatively and creatively about how they will facilitate audience interaction in the discussions.

More information athttps://ecscw2017.org.uk/panels/

Submission deadline: April 15 2017

== Doctoral Consortium ==

The ECSCW 2017 Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in an international forum under the guidance of a panel of experienced CSCW researchers. The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on Tuesday August 29 2017 as part of the 15th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Sheffield, UK.

We invite students who are working in the broad field of CSCW to apply. The strongest candidates will be those students who have a well-established research proposal and have made some progress towards it, but still have time to benefit from advice and feedback by peers and senior colleagues. Selected candidates will be asked to give short, informal presentations during the Colloquium. These will be followed by extensive group discussion in a friendly and constructive workshop.

More information athttps://ecscw2017.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium/

Submission Deadline: 26 May 2017

== Exploratory Papers ==

The goal of this new type of submission is to attract smaller, focused studies, works-in-progress, critical literature reviews, early results, and/or provocative ideas that are not yet ready for a journal submission, but could benefit from presentation and discussion within the ECSCW community. While the length of exploratory papers is flexible, we expect that papers will be no longer than 6,000 words (without references). With exploratory papers, we aim at having lively sessions that will contribute to shaping the future of practice-focused CSCW research.

More detailshttps://ecscw2017.org.uk/papers-and-exploratory-papers/

Submission deadline: 27th January 2017

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Submitting Long Papers

Long papers can now be submitted to ECSCW 2017 via the CSCW Journal Editorial Manager System. To submit your manuscript:

  • Go to: https://www.editorialmanager.com/cosu/Default.aspx
  • If you don’t have one already, create a profile on the system
  • Log in as “Author”
  • Click on “Submit New Manuscript”
  • IMPORTANT: When prompted to choose the type of article you wish to submit, select: “SI: ECSCW 2017” from the drop-down menu
  • Proceed by following the system’s instructions and entering all the required information about the submission as well as uploading the manuscript file

 

ECSCW 2017 – Call for Papers

ECSCW 2017 Call for Papers
August 28 – September 01 2017, Sheffield (UK)

CSCW focuses on enhancing our understanding of the practices of cooperative work and on exploring and designing CSCW systems. The ECSCW conference is an important venue for defining and further developing the agenda for CSCW research. The conference has a longstanding interest in empirical, conceptual and theoretical contributions and has a tradition of inclusiveness. ECSCW addresses themes which include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualising practice in work and other activities, and the relationship between understanding practice and the design of computer artifacts: how can we understand work (the “W”)?
  • Cooperation and its characteristics (e.g., describing the particulars of articulation work and coordination mechanisms in a given setting): how can we understand cooperative work (the “CW”)?
  • Methods for investigating human practices: the nature of ethnography and the role of other innovative methods in CSCW.
  • Digital and other material artefacts in cooperative settings: how can we support cooperative work in increasingly complex, networked settings (the “CS”)?

The ECSCW conferences are single-track conferences that contribute to developing an interdisciplinary ECSCW community. The conference format facilitates critical discussion across disciplinary and national borders in the field. An overview of earlier ECSCW conferences (and proceedings) is available from ecscw.org http://www.ecscw.org/

While the key focus and topics of ECSCW remain the same, the conference is changing. The biggest change for 2017 is in the types of submissions and how those will be published.

  • Papers (between 10,000 and 15,000 words + references): In 2017, the conference is moving to a journal-level review process for the submission of papers documenting original, rich, and in-depth contributions to CSCW. Accepted submissions will be published in a special issue of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices. Paper submissions will be reviewed by the ECSCW program committee (PC), while decisions will be made by the PC chairs (acting as guest editors) in collaboration with the Journal’s editors. The journal process will be compressed into a shorter amount of time than is typical for the Journal and will involve one full review cycle and a second, corrections-confirmation cycle. All papers judged to be of sufficiently high quality to be accepted will be published in the journal special issue. Papers will also benefit from the visibility of being presented and discussed at the conference. Paper submissions should be formatted following the CSCW Journal Instructions to AuthorsPlease keep in mind that, as per CSCW Journal policy, the papers review process will be single-blind.
    Papers accepted for publication in the CSCW Journal are typeset (taking the digital document as input), however authors who want to use a template for preparing their submissions may want to use this template.
  • Exploratory Papers: The goal of this new type of submission is to attract smaller, focused studies, works-in-progress, critical literature reviews, early results, and/or provocative ideas that are not yet ready for a journal submission, but could benefit from presentation and discussion within the ECSCW community. While the length of exploratory papers is flexible, we expect that papers will be no longer than 6,000 words (without references). With exploratory papers, we aim at having lively sessions that will contribute to shaping the future of practice-focused CSCW research. Exploratory paper submissions will be reviewed by the ECSCW PC in one round of evaluation (accepted or rejected). Accepted exploratory papers will be published in the ECSCW/EUSSET Digital Library as an edited collection with ISBN and DOIs (more information soon). Please follow the exploratory papers template. The template can be downloaded as RTF or MSWord.
    Authors of exploratory papers will retain the copyright and will then be able to reuse their work in teaching, future publications, and other scholarly and professional activities, and to deposit their work in a university repository.
  • Details for other submission venues (Demos & Posters; Workshops and Master Classes; Design Relay Challenge and Panels; Doctoral Consortium) will be announced in the near future.

Important dates:

Papers

  • Friday 18th of November 2016 Friday 4th November 2016: Extended Submission deadline (5:00pm PDT)
  • Wednesday 18th January 2017: Notifications due to authors. Papers that are given a “major revisions” or “minor revisions” verdict are invited to resubmit an improved version.
  • Monday 13th March 2017: Resubmission deadline
  • Friday 7th April 2017: Final reviews due to authors. Papers that now qualify for acceptance are notified. Small additional edits may be requested.
  • Friday 28th April: Final papers to be submitted for production.

Exploratory Papers

  • Friday 27th January 2017: Submission deadline
  • Wednesday 29th March 2017: Notifications due to authors. Exploratory papers are either accepted or rejected. Small additional edits may be requested for accepted exploratory papers before publication
  • Friday 21st April 2017: Camera ready to be submitted for publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library

August 28 – September 01 2017: Conference in Sheffield