Important information on registration and accommodation booking

The ECSCW 2017 Early Registration rates will expire at Midnight (UK time) of Monday 31st of July. Full registration fees will be in place from the 1st of August.

As hotels in Sheffield are filling up, the ECSCW 2017 accommodation booking portal will only accept new reservations until August 14th 2017. Make sure to book accommodation at special conference rates before that date! After August 14th, accommodation bookings will have to be made directly with the hotels or via other hotel portals.

Announcing the winner of the David B. Martin Best Paper Award 2017

One year ago the ECSCW community lost one of its most respected and prolific members. Dr. David Martin was a stalwart of the ECSCW community, Associate Editor of the CSCW journal, and a great friend, colleague and mentor to many.
In the 12 months that have passed, the community has come together to celebrate David’s life and work, and to ensure that his legacy will continue to be honoured.

The David B. Martin Best Paper Award has been established with the sponsorship of Xerox Research Centre Europe (where David worked for many years) to recognise a full paper accepted to ECSCW that particularly contributes to the multidisciplinary understanding of society and/or work from a CSCW perspective. The award is particularly intended for early and mid-career researchers.

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the inaugural award are Mateusz Dolata and Gerhard Schwabe (University of Zurich) for their paper “Paper practices in institutional talk: How financial advisors impress their clients”, for the original, detailed and thoroughly grounded study of an interesting work domain and problems.

The Award will be officially presented to the winning paper during ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield.

Congratulations to Mateusz and Gerhard!

ECSCW 2018 Call for Papers

ECSCW 2018 will take place in Nancy (France) on June 4-8, 2018.

The conference will be hosted by Inria Nancy – Grand Est.

All accepted full papers will be published by the CSCW Journal (Springer).

ECSCW 2018 will have an open call for submissions structured in two cycles of submission and revisions:

First cycle of submission deadlines:

  • Friday, September 1, 2017: Full Papers Submission deadline
  • Friday, November 3, 2017: Notifications due to authors for Full Papers. Full papers that are given a “major revisions” or “minor revisions” verdict are invited to resubmit an improved version
  • Friday, December 1, 2017: Resubmission deadline for Full Papers
  • Friday, January 19, 2018: Final Full Papers reviews due to authors. Full Papers that now qualify for acceptance are notified. Small additional edits may be requested.
  • Friday, February 2, 2018: Final Full Papers to be submitted for production.

Second cycle of submission deadlines:

  • Friday, November 3, 2017: Full Papers Submission deadline
  • Friday, January 19, 2018: Notifications due to authors for Full Papers. Full papers that are given a “major revisions” or “minor revisions” verdict are invited to resubmit an improved version
  • Friday, February 16, 2018: Resubmission deadline for Full Papers
  • Friday, March 23, 2018: Final Full Papers reviews due to authors. Full Papers that now qualify for acceptance are notified. Small additional edits may be requested.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018: Final Full Papers to be submitted for production.

Authors can submit their papers between these two deadlines. Authors are encouraged to submit sooner which will allow for more time for Revise & Resubmit phase and will generally result into a sooner publication of the accepted manuscript.

The full Call for Papers is available at: http://ecscw2018.loria.fr/call-for-papers/

Update regarding registration

We are sorry that the registration portal for ECSCW 2017 is not yet active. The external company handling the secure payment has had a delay. We hope to have this resolved as early as possible. Please keep checking this website and our social media profiles for updates in the following days.

COST Workshop co-located with ECSCW 2017: “Digital Platforms for the Collaborative Economy”

The COST action CA16121 is organising a workshop co-located with ECSCW 2017 in Sheffield, UK on the 28th August 2017.

This COST workshop will focus on digital platforms seen as enabler of the collaborative economy. We will consider the relation of design and politics in the wider socio-technical context in which these platforms operate, and deepen its understanding as a CSCW phenomenon. The issues proposed for discussion are related to business models, data ownership and use, motivations driving the design of digital platforms and their impact on the various actors involved.  Through a series of practical activities in small groups, we aim to encourage reflection on the use of CSCW theoretical concepts for highlighting particularities of the types of activities, cooperation, tools, or processes around using or developing these platforms. This one-day workshop will include presentations, group work and plenary discussions. In order to facilitate deep conversations, we are planning to limit the number of participants to maximum 16, including academics, researchers, graduate students and practitioners.

Our goal for the day is to consider the relation of design and politics in the wider socio-technical context in which platforms operate and understand it as a CSCW phenomenon. The afternoon’s discussions will further this aim. We will gather opinion on whether the field is sufficiently mature for a book or special issue to come out of the workshop. We will publish the contributions prior to the workshop on the workshop’s web page, together with other related materials.

More details on the workshop can be found at: https://sharingandcaringcostaction.wordpress.com/activities/digital-platforms-workshop/

Gabriela Avram / on behalf of the organising committee

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.