ACM Group 2014 Call For Papers

The ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work is a premier venue for research on Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.

Group 2014 continues the tradition of being truly international in both organizational structure as well as participants, and key for the program is to encourage and facilitate researchers within HCI and CSCW to interact across disciplinary interest. We want the ethnographers to talk to system designers and vice versa – and we also want to encourage high-level research contributions from interdisciplinary groups to present work which might be difficult to place within one simple category and thus might be challenging to find a suitable venue which appreciate.

We are open for a plurality of research methods, and are looking forward to the latest findings within broad areas such as technology, society, and human interaction in different types of work practices including organizations, home, healthcare, and leisure.

GROUP 2014 in particular would like to encourage both practitioners, industrial partners, and academics to participate.

2014 Conference Chairs:
Sean Goggins and Isa Jahnke

Group Steering Committee
Mark Ackerman
Hilda Tellioglu
Kori Inkpen
Stephanie Teasley
Stephan Lukosch
Tom Gross 

Submission overview

Submissions to the conference are welcome in form of research papers (both short and long), work-in-progress papers, posters, and workshops proposals. Accepted research papers and posters are published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Work-in-progress papers and workshop proposals will be published in a paper-based supplement.

Submission Types

Papers – Papers introduce major original research contributions or describe significant experiences on any of the conference topics. One of the new tracks will be named “Trends and Controversies” which is a new paper track for submissions raising broad disciplinary concerns. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and ACM Digital Library.

Working papers (notes) – WoPs are those where the authors are working towards a journal submission and would like to discuss their work with the attendees at GROUP. It provides a forum to present work that does not fit into the traditional long paper format, e.g., creative ideas on new design thinking or new concepts, systems, models. It is planned that the working papers will not published in the conference proceedings, but will be distributed to GROUP attendees in a paper-based supplement at the conference.

Posters/Demos – Posters and demos are an interactive opportunity to present late-breaking, preliminary results, for example, ongoing work of Ph.D. projects to present to a broader audience or new research projects recently started.

Workshop proposals – Workshop proposals provide a suggested themed workshop on a particular topic suitable to be discussed in a small and focused setting of in-depth consideration. Accepted workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related topics.

Doctoral Colloquium – The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. candidates can meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Doctoral colloquium papers present the ongoing Ph.D. project of participants who wish to join the competitively selected advanced Ph.D. students with distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback.

Important Dates

February 13th, 2014: Papers submission at the conference site (inquiries only to
April 11th, 2014: Working Papers submission (to
April 11th, 2014: Workshop proposals submission, sent directly to co-chairs (
April 11th, 2014: Poster submission, Poster abstracts are due, sent directly to co-chairs (
April 11th, 2014: Please get in contact with the co-chairs to indicate your interest; the co-chairs provide further information on how to submit materials (co-chairs:

April 25th, 2014: Notification of Papers acceptance
May 9th, 2014: Notification of Working papers and Workshops acceptance
May 9th 2014: Notification of Doctoral Colloquium participants and Poster acceptance

Conference Topics

  • Supporting group work
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation
  • Emerging technologies in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education
  • Theoretical conceptual argument about key concepts relevant for CSCW and HCI
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL)
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration
  • New forms of internet behaviour, including social media and MOOCs
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Global collaboration
  • Online communities
  • Strategies for business use of technology
  • Innovative collaborative technologies
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration
  • New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies
  • Coordination and workflow technology
  • Cooperative knowledge management
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies
  • Ethnographic studies