[Call for Papers] CSCW 2015 : 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Mar 1, 2015 – Mar 3, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Submission Deadline: June 4, 2014
Notification Due: July 14, 2014
Revised Submissions Due: August 1, 2014
Camera Ready Copy Due: October 4, 2014

Call for Papers

The ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how technology intersects with social practices. In 2015 the CSCW conference will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from March 14th – 18th, 2015. Authors are invited to submit to the CSCW 2015 papers program. Submission deadline for papers is: Wednesday June 4, 2014.
Details for submitting to this venue can be found at: cscw.acm.org.

We invite papers that detail existing practices, inform the design or deployment of systems, or introduce novel systems, interaction techniques, or algorithms. The scope of CSCW includes, social computing and social media, crowdsourcing, open collaboration, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, CSCL and related educational technologies, multi-user input technologies, collaboration, information sharing, and coordination. This scope spans socio-technical domains of work, home, education, healthcare, the arts, for socializing, and for entertainment. The technical program seeks novel research results or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities can be in these and related areas:

  • Social and crowd computing. Studies, theories, designs, mechanisms, systems, and/or infrastructures addressing social media, social networking, wikis, blogs, online gaming, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, virtual worlds or collaborative information seeking.
  • System design. Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction design, technical foundations, algorithms, and/or toolkits that enable the building of new social and collaborative systems and experiences.
  • Theories and models. Critical analysis or organizing theory with clear relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems.
  • Empirical investigations. Findings, guidelines, and/or studies relating to technologies, practices, or use of communication, collaboration, and social technologies. CSCW welcomes diverse methods and approaches.
  • Mining and Modeling. Studies, analyses and infrastructures for making use of large and small scale data.
  • Methodologies and tools. Novel methods or combinations of approaches and tools used in building systems or studying their use.
  • Domain-specific social and collaborative applications. Including applications to healthcare, transportation, gaming, ICT4D, sustainability, education, accessibility, global collaboration, or other domains.
  • Collaboration systems based on emerging technologies. Mobile and ubiquitous computing, game engines, virtual worlds, multi-touch technologies, novel display technologies, vision and gesture recognition, big data, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSes, or sensing systems.
  • Crossing boundaries. Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that explore interactions across disciplines, distance, languages, generations, and cultures, to help better understand how to transcend social, temporal, and/or spatial boundaries.

Format and Submission Process Details

Submission Process

Papers must be submitted via the Precision Conference System (PCS) by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on June 4th 2014. The site will open for submissions beginning Monday April 21st. Papers in the “Revise & Resubmit” category must be re-submitted via the PCS system by 5:00 p.m. PDT on August 1st 2014.

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers will be used in the Advance Program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted papers must be formatted according to detailed instructions provided by the publisher. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

Formatting and Length

Please use the SIGCHI papers template to format your submission (there is a Word version and a Latex version). Papers should be converted to PDF before submission.

There is no minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Papers should report research thoroughly but succinctly: brevity is a virtue. A typical length is 10 pages (formerly the maximum length limit), but may be shorter if the contribution can be described and supported in fewer pages – shorter, more focused papers (called Notes in prior years) are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. While we will review papers longer than 10 pages, the contribution must warrant the extra length. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

Blind Review Policy

Papers are subject to blind reviewing. Your submission should have authors’ names and affiliations removed, and avoid obvious identifying statements. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but rather should be done without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by [authors]” instead of “In our prior work.”

Video Figures

Consider submitting a video that illustrates your work, either as a video figure judged as part of your submission (no more than three minutes long and 50MB in size), or as a longer stand-alone submission to the video track. Videos are not required for paper submissions, but are strongly encouraged, particularly for papers contributing novel systems or interaction techniques.