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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 May 8, 2020
Notification Due Jun 12, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2020
Categories    full papers   short papers   posters   doctoral consortium

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: May 8, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: June 12, 2020
Camera Ready Papers: June 26, 2020
Poster Abstract Submission: June 10, 2020
Poster Notification: June 17, 2020
Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission: June 10, 2020
Doctoral Consortium Paper Notification: June 17, 2020
Conference: September 8-11, 2020

*** Submission Guidelines ***
Electronic paper submissions should be prepared using the Springer Proceedings format ( Submissions will be accepted in three categories: full papers, short papers and poster abstracts. Full papers have a length of up to 16 pages, short papers have a length of up to 8 pages and poster abstracts have a maximum length of 4 pages (including references). Doctoral consortium papers have a length of 7 pages and should present the work of the phD students in their area. Full papers present original results on a subject of interest to the CollabTech community while short papers can present smaller more focused contributions or preliminary results which inspire discussion. Full papers and short papers appear in the proceedings, while poster abstracts are made available electronically. Accepted full papers and short papers will be published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. (

*** 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.

We are continuously monitoring the recent developments regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and we will consider all possible scenarios with respect to the conference and traveling. As it is still too early to make a final decision, we continue with preparations for the conference as planned.
However, in the unfortunate event that a face-to-face meeting is not possible, we will be prepared to seamlessly transition to an online solution. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings no matter the circumstances.
We will provide more details as they become available.

*** 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.

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