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CSCW 2018 : Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work


Conference Series : Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
When Oct 29, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017
Where TBD
Abstract Registration Due Apr 20, 2017
Submission Deadline Apr 27, 2017
Notification Due Jun 12, 2017

Call For Papers

CSCW 2018 Online First Call for Paper Participation

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.

This is an interim deadline for CSCW 2018 papers — papers submitted for this deadline will be published Online First, before the CSCW 2018 annual conference, in the inaugural November 2017 Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM). Accepted Online First papers will be presented in a format to be determined with recognition as CSCW full papers at the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in November, 2018. (Final location details will be announced soon).

The CSCW 2018 Conference will have a second submission deadline and separate review process during Spring 2018.

Online First paper deadlines and decision notification dates are as follows. Note that this year, abstract submissions are required one week prior to the paper submission.

Important Dates

April 20, 2017: Abstract due (5:00pm PDT)

April 27, 2017: Submission due (5:00pm PDT)

June 12, 2017: First-round notifications (Revise & Resubmit or Reject)

July 10, 2017: Revised papers due (5:00pm PDT)

August 6, 2017: Final notifications CSCW 2018 Online First

Camera ready date and publication dates for Online First papers will be published soon.

Call for Papers

CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed conference seeking the best research on all topics relevant to collaborative and social computing. We invite authors to submit papers that inform the design or deployment of collaborative or social systems; introduce novel systems, interaction techniques, or algorithms; or study existing collaborative or social practices. The scope of CSCW Online First includes social computing and social media, crowdsourcing, open collaboration, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, CSCL, MOOCs, and related educational technologies, multi-user input technologies, collaboration, awareness, information sharing, and coordination. This scope spans socio-technical domains of work, home, education, healthcare, the arts, socializing, and entertainment. Papers can report on novel research results, systems, or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities.

CSCW encourages papers that make a contribution to building CSCW systems including (but not limited to) technical enablers for CSCW applications; methods and techniques for new CSCW services and applications; and evaluation of fully-built CSCW systems and lab and field settings.

Contributions to CSCW across a variety of research techniques, approaches, and domains, including:

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 behaviors.

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. Critical analysis or theory with clear relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems.

Empirical investigations. Findings, guidelines, and/or studies related to communication, collaboration, and social technologies, practices, or use. CSCW Online First 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, novel display technologies, vision and gesture recognition, big data, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSs, or sensing systems.

Ethics and policy implications of socio-technical systems and the algorithms that shape them.

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.

Note that CSCW is moving all publications to the Proceedings of the ACM (PACM). Hence, papers for this interim Online First call will be part of Proceedings of the ACM : Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 1: Issue 1: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2017. This will be the inaugural issue of the PACM.

A second CSCW 2018 review process will take place in Spring 2018 (date to be announced). Papers submitted to that deadline will be referred to as Spring 2018 papers.

The CSCW 2018 Online First published papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and will be free for download for up to two years after publication. For more information on this open access model, see:

CSCW does not accept submissions that were published previously in formally reviewed publications or that are currently submitted elsewhere.

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