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The 2011 ACM Conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
March 19–23, 2011 · Hangzhou, China

Call for Participation · Intro

We invite you to submit your research to the 2011 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), to be held March 19–23, 2011, in Hangzhou, China. The submission deadlines and decision notification dates for these venues are as follows:

Venue Submit by Decision notification by
Papers & Notes
Showcase Papers
August 6, 2010 November 12, 2010
Doctoral Colloquium
Student Volunteers
October 1, 2010 November 12, 2010
Interactive Papers
CSCW Horizon
November 19, 2010 December 17, 2010

CSCW brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry who are interested in both the technical and social aspects of collaboration. The development and application of new technologies continues to enable new ways of working together and coordinating activities. Although work is an important area of focus for the conference, technology is increasingly supporting a wide range of recreational and social activities. CSCW has also embraced an increasing range of devices, as we collaborate from different contexts and situations. The conference has several venues for participation:

Venue Purpose Presentation at CSCW 2011 Max submission length
Papers describe original, complete research talk in session 10 pages
(HCI archive format)
Notes describe original, complete research short talk in session 4 pages
(HCI archive format)
Showcase Papers describe range of work by a group (lab or organization) talk in session 8 pages
(HCI archive format)
Interactive Papers report on late-breaking and preliminary results poster session at reception 4 pages
(extended abstract format) + poster
Workshops conduct a workgroup meeting at the conference on a focused topic one or two full days at conference 3000 words
Panels generate debate around provocative, controversial, innovative, and emerging issues panel discussion session 4 pages
(extended abstract format)
Videos present visually engaging examples of interaction, behavior and/or system use through video shown continuously during conference; best videos in special session 5 minute video + 2 page abstract
(extended abstract format)
Demonstrations show implemented CSCW systems through hands-on demonstration demo reception (or throughout conference) 2 page abstract
(extended abstract format) + 2 page demo description
CSCW Horizon generate discussion in CSCW community by presenting emerging work with feedback from review panel talk in session with real-time panel feedback 4–12 pages
(extended abstract format)
Tutorials educate the conference community on a specific topic half- or full-day activity at conference 6 pages
(extended abstract format)
Doctoral Colloquium discuss dissertation work with panel (for Ph.D. students) full-day colloquium: short presentations + group discussions 2 page overview
(extended abstract format) + bio/CV

Appropriate topic areas for CSCW include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate human activities such as communication, coordination, cooperation, competition, entertainment, education, medicine, art, music, and play. The technology may include: email, instant messaging, blogs, social media, shared workspaces, teleconferencing, games, co-located systems, robotics, and emerging technologies. As you think of ways to participate in the conference, may this year’s theme of “Building Bridges” inspire you to make new connections between social and technical communities and with the Asian CSCW research community.

Given the broad charter of the CSCW research area, we are interested both in research on the core themes which have made CSCW an intellectually rich and rigorous community, and on submissions that push the boundaries of CSCW research and illustrate the diverse technologies which facilitate collaboration. Possible topics include:

Use the links at the top of this page to learn more about the CSCW participation categories and how to prepare a submission. We added some new twists to CSCW this year. Tutorials are back, and are a great way to share your expertise with the CSCW community (especially for newcomers to the conference). Showcase Papers is a new venue for grouping work from a particular research lab or a theme together to invite more discussion around the topic. Interactive Papers will now be archival work that will be included in the ACM Digital Library. And we continue to experiment with CSCW Horizons as a new way to include timely and relevant work to the CSCW community.

Please explore the CFPs for each of the conference venues to find the right place to participate.

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