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CollabTech 2020 : The 26th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing


When Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Where Tartu, Estonia
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2020
Notification Due May 29, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 24, 2020
Categories    papers   posters

Call For Papers

We invite you to participate in the 26th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech 2020).
The conference is a major forum for both academics and practitioners to exchange their experiences related to the development and use of collaboration technology, and it has a strong focus on technology design and development. Most published papers propose innovative technical + human + organizational approaches to expand collaboration support, often backed up by theory brought from various disciplines including computer science, management science, design science, cognitive science, and social science. However, the conference also seeks papers with theory, models, design principles, methodologies, and case studies that contribute to a better understanding of the complex interrelations between collaboration and technology. Considering the heterogeneity of research in collaboration and technology, researchers may address the validation of their work through multiple approaches including laboratory experiments, fieldwork, analytical evaluations, case studies, prototyping, and empirical tests.
This year, the conference will be hosted by the University of Tartu and we look forward to welcoming you all in Estonia!

*** Topics ***
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
- Collaboration technology
+ Multi-user interfaces
+ Collaboration frameworks, toolkits and design patterns
+ Mobile/Web collaboration devices and systems
+ Work-on-demand platforms
+ Physically-embodied collaboration devices and systems
+ VR/AR for collaboration
+ Multi-agent/AI systems supporting collaboration
- Collaboration through social media
+ Online communities
+ Crowdsourcing
+ Recommendation mechanisms in web and social media spaces
+ Behavioral incentives
+ Social media analytics
+ Digital inclusion using social media
- Organization design and engineering
+ Work analysis, work modeling and process management
+ Group decision-making and negotiation
+ Group-oriented knowledge management
+ Algorithms for team composition
+ Virtual, ad-hoc, mobile organizations
+ Measuring team performance

- Collaboration in specific application domains
+ Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
+ Computer supported cooperative design (CSCD)
+ Computer supported inter-cultural collaboration
+ Collaboration support in healthcare
+ Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
+ Open science

*** Important Dates ***
Paper Submission: April 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: May 29, 2020
Poster Abstract Submission: June 10, 2020
Poster Notification: June 17, 2020
Camera Ready Papers: June 24, 2020
Conference: September 8-11, 2020

*** Submission Guidelines ***
Electronic paper submissions are accepted in two categories: papers and poster abstracts. Papers can have a length of up to 16 pages and appear in the proceedings published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series ( The length of the paper will be taken into account during review and we encourage submitting shorter papers that deal with more focused issues or describe work that is currently in progress. Poster abstracts have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be made available electronically.
*** Journal Special Issue ***
The authors of the best papers presented at the conference will be cordially invited to submit extended versions to a journal special issue.

*** Organizing Committee ***
Conference co-chairs:
- Irene-Angelica Chounta (University of Tartu, Estonia)
- Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Triana (Tallinn University, Estonia)
- Tomoo Inoue, (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Program co-chairs:
- Alexander Nolte (University of Tartu, Estonia)
- Claudio Alvarez (University of the Andes, Chile)
- Reiko Hishiyama (Waseda University, Japan)
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Luis Pablo Prieto Santos (Tallinn University, Estonia)
Financial / Registration Chair: Fredrik Milani (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Publicity Chair: Benjamin Weyers (University of Trier, Germany)
Publication Chair: Leo Siiman (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Local Organising Committee: Anni Suvi, Meeli Rannastu, Maria Medina (webmaster).

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