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

Call for Participation · Student Volunteers

Important Dates

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the CSCW conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits, including:

  1. free conference registration
  2. a cool t-shirt
  3. a complimentary Conference Reception ticket
  4. free lodging at a hotel nearby the conference venue (two SVs will share a double room)
  5. small stipend to cover food
  6. some additional travel support for students traveling from outside of Asia (more details about this will be posted on the website as they become available)

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide opportunities to meet and interact with CSCW contributors, attendees, and other student volunteers. Students often report that the ‘social networks’ they build from these interactions are the greatest benefit of being a volunteer.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master’s, or Ph.D. students during the 2010-2011 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. No experience is required. We are looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, reliable people. Volunteers must commit to 20 volunteer hours of work at the conference between 19-23 March 2011.

Upon Acceptance

Student volunteers will be chosen from applications received by 1 October 2010. Priority will be given to more advanced students with demonstrated interests in CSCW research. Those volunteers initially selected will be notified on 12 November so they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer community. Each SV will be paired with an SV from the local university (Zhejiang University) so that each SV team has local knowledge, language skills, and cultural awareness.

We will also assign student positions in the waitlist randomly. The waitlist will consist of applications received by the deadline but not initially selected. Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waitlist in the order in which they are received. Usually if you are among the top people in the waitlist you still have a chance to be a student volunteer. This is because other students often drop out from their positions. Please keep checking the list as the conference dates approach.

Visa Information

If you are an accepted SV and you need a visa to enter the China, please contact us immediately so we can start processing. Depending on where you are coming from and your nationality, getting a visa can be difficult, but we will work as quickly and efficiently as possible so that it is not a problem.

Housing Information

Free lodging will be provided to student volunteers. It will be a hotel nearby the conference location.

Student Volunteers Co-chairs

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