Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore cutting-edge areas of CSCW research with a select group of researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. Workshops may focus on any aspect of CSCW theory or practice, whether established or emerging. Indeed, new or unusual topics that would draw a sufficient number of participants are very much encouraged! Workshop participants commit one or two full days to share understandings and experiences, to learn through both structured and unstructured interaction, and to foster research community and envision future directions. Some examples of past topics may be found in the CSCW 2010 Workshop Program.
As CSCW 2011 will be the first such conference in Asia, it represents an unprecedented opportunity to grow and strengthen CSCW as a global research domain through the inclusion of new researchers and practitioners, new communities of researchers and practitioners, and, potentially, new topics and concerns of particular relevance in Asian contexts. Priority will be given to workshop proposals that take advantage of these opportunities.
Workshop proposals consist of an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a detailed proposal of no more than 3000 words. A proposal should describe the workshop’s theme(s), goals, and activities; duration (one or two full days) and size (maximum number of participants); the background of the organizer(s); and the means of recruiting and selecting participants. Ordinarily, organizers invite participants based on short position papers they ask applicants to submit, but other means may be proposed.
Workshops are intended as small group discussions. Therefore, they receive minimal technology support which is reflected in the low workshop registration fee (150 to 200 USD). Any unusual technical support will need to be worked out with the Audio-Visual & Computing Chair. Organizers should also create and host their own workshop websites so that publicity, recruitment, and organization can be handled online.
Questions concerning workshop proposals should be directed to the CSCW 2011 Workshop Co-chairs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop proposals should be e-mailed to the Workshop Co-chairs at email@example.com no later than Friday, August 6, 2010. Submissions will be acknowledged via email.
Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the workshop title, names and affiliations of organizers, 150-word abstract, workshop web site URL, and position paper submission or other participation requirements. The due date for the web description is November 19, 2010. A final workshop description will also need to be submitted by December 12, 2010, for inclusion in the electronic proceedings of the conference to be distributed to all conference attendees. This must be in formatted in Extended Abstract Format.