ECSCW 2011 : The Twelfth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Conference Series : European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Call For Papers
ECSCW 2011 – The Twelfth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
ECSCW 2011 calls for submissions reporting on investigations into cooperation in real world settings, designs of innovative technologies to support collaboration, and studies dealing with the appropriation of these technologies. Conceptual work related to theory building is encouraged, as well.
ECSCW is interested in cooperative settings in the workplace, in everyday life, and the civic society, and across boundaries between these spheres of life. Submissions should address the unfolding practices of everyday work and life, and the application of computing technologies in these practices. Papers may also focus on design of such technologies or on historical accounts of use. With design is meant processes, methods, and outcoming artefacts. ECSCW solicits reports reflecting a rich variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including field studies and participatory approaches.
ECSCW is a bi-annual, international conference series. Since 1989, it has engaged researchers and scholars from academia and industry with high quality presentations and intense discussions (www.ecscw.org). ECSCW is affiliated with the European Association of Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET): www.eusset.eu
The conference is soliciting high quality contributions that report
novel techniques and technologies relevant to CSCW,
empirical studies of work that contribute to the design space of CSCW,
enhancement of the conceptual foundations of CSCW.
In particular, the conference welcomes contributions that focus on:
Empirical studies of collaboration in settings ranging from work to civic engagement and everyday life.
Comparative analyses of empirical studies that contribute to a deeper understanding of domain specific or more general CSCW principles.
Empirical studies on the appropriation of innovative technologies.
Innovative technologies, applications, or functionality in support of collaborative work.
Investigations into the usage and design of coordination artifacts as well as webs of technology (infrastructures).
New technology-enabled forms of organization and virtual organizing.
Collaboratories, distributed scientific work, and CSCW aspects of e-science.
Studies dealing with the technology induced reshaping of the division of labor between customers and producers and within the supply chain, e.g. prosuming phenomena.
Studies of intercultural cooperation, such as in globally engaged enterprises, multinational organizations, international NGOs, networks of the civil society, and off-shoring relationships.
Studies on collaborative work in emergent and developing economies.
Conception, construction and use of CSCW technologies in complex and demanding settings, like manufacturing, software engineering, healthcare, care giving, security, and control systems.
Ubiquitous and mobile computing in collaborative settings: empirical research of use, studies of integration with other CSCW technologies and applications.
Integration of CSCW technologies with existing infrastructures, such as information systems, production systems, decision support systems, and knowledge management systems.
Conception, construction, and use of innovative interaction modes for CSCW applications, e.g. interfaces and supportive functionalities for universal access.
Architectures supporting CSCW technologies with quality requirements, such as flexibility, tailorability, and adaptability.
Innovative use of social media to support collective action.
Studies of collaboration across time, including knowledge management and expertise sharing.
All contributions will be rigorously evaluated in terms of their novelty, significance, quality, and contribution to the discipline. Accepted research papers and notes will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer and freely available at the ECSCW website at: www.ecscw.org. They will also be indexed in and available through the ACM digital library.
ECSCW 2011 requires that submissions have not been published previously and that papers submitted are not under simultaneous review for any other publication.
7 February, 2011: Papers and notes submissions due (electronic submission)
15 March 2011: Master classes and workshops due (electronic submissions)
25 March, 2011: All other submissions due (electronic submission)
8 April, 2011: Accept/reject notification for papers, notes, master classes and workshops
1 May, 2011: Finished papers (camera-ready electronic submission)
24-28 September, 2011: Conference at Aarhus University
Please note that deadlines are firm to accommodate tight adjudication and publication schedules.
All contributions must be rendered anonymous to facilitate double blind review. Authors should take care throughout their paper that their own and their institution’s identity is not revealed. Relevant references to an author’s previous research should not be suppressed, but rather should be made impersonally, if they are required for reviewers to understand and evaluate the paper’s contribution. All submissions will be handled electronically.
There are two kinds of research paper contributions: full papers and notes. Both kinds of contributions must be formatted in strict accordance with the ECSCW formatting instructions (see author kit and paper templates) and must be submitted in PDF format.
Full papers may be up to 20 pages in length. Full papers should present original reports of substantive new work and make clear the novel aspects of the research they present and its contribution to the development of CSCW theory and systems design.
Notes may be up to 12 pages in length. Notes should present substantial although more focused results of a research activity, i.e. a single finding. They will be evaluated in a similar manner as full papers.
Wayne Lutters, UMBC
Volker Wulf, University of Siegen
Submission Deadline: February 7, 2011.
Workshops and Master Classes
Workshops are designed to offer an informal environment for focused group discussion and learning. Workshops may be for half-day or full day sessions.
Workshop proposals should consist of an abstract and a detailed proposal. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. The body of the proposal should be no more than 3000 words, and should include a description of the theme(s) of the workshop, the workshop activities and goals, the duration of the workshop (one or two full days), the background of the organizer(s), the maximum number of participants, and the means of recruiting and selecting participants. We encourage workshop organizers to create web- based resources for their workshops so that advertising, submission and organization can be handled online.
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, and position paper submission or other participation requirements.
Accepted workshops may optionally provide a 2-page Workshop Program for printing in the conference supplemental proceedings. The program should contain the workshop title, 150-word abstract, objectives, participant names and schedule.
Master classes will offer a small number of participants the opportunity to learn about specific CSCW concepts, methods and techniques from recognized experts. Master classes proposals should be no more than 3000 words, and should include a description of the theme(s) of the master class, the background of the organizer(s) and the maximum number of participants.
Claus Bossen, Aarhus University
Tone Bratteteig, Univeristy of Oslo
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2011
Demos and Videos
Live demonstrations and videos form an important part of the conference technical program. Demonstrations of both research prototypes and commercial products by those directly involved in developing the systems are welcomed.
Demos and videos submissions should include an extended abstract of no longer than 2 pages, including all figures and references. It should state the contribution and originality of the work clearly and explicitly, including just enough background to make clear how the work differs from significant prior research. It should describe the required technical equipment.
Martin Brynskov, Aarhus University
Frank Allan Hansen, Aarhus University
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
Poster submissions graphically illustrating original CSCW systems, experiences, or applications are invited. Successful posters will be on show for the duration of the conference.
Poster submissions should include an extended abstract of no longer than 2 pages, including all figures and references. It should state the contribution and originality of the work clearly and explicitly, including just enough background to make clear how the work differs from significant prior research.
Monika Büscher, Lancaster University
Preben Mogensen, Aarhus University
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
The Doctoral Colloquium offers PhD students in CSCW the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other CSCW researchers. Students from all the CSCW related disciplines are encouraged to apply, although numbers will be limited.
Doctoral submissions should include an extended abstract of no longer than 2 pages, including all figures and references. It should state the contribution and originality of the work clearly and explicitly, including just enough background to make clear how the work differs from significant prior research.
Andy Crabtree, Nottingham University
Marianne Graves Petersen, Aarhus University
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
Demos and videos, poster and doctoral colloquium abstracts will be published in a Conference Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at registration. Abstracts will not be incorporated into the main ECSCW 2011 Conference Proceedings.
Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University
Niels Olof Bouvin, Aarhus University
Olav Bertelsen, Aarhus University
Luigina Ciolfi, University of Limerick
Student volunteer coordination
Nikolaj Gandrup Borchorst, Aarhus University
Mathias Korn, Aarhus University