Call: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2014

Call for Participation Papers

Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2014
February 15-19
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

http://cscw.acm.org/index.html

The 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014) will be held February 15-19 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

CSCW is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Bringing together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in the area of social computing, CSCW encompasses both the technical and social challenges encountered when supporting collaboration.

CSCW 2014 will build on this strong history with venues including Papers, Workshops, Panels, Interactive Posters, Videos, Demonstrations, and a Doctoral Colloquium. The submission date for Papers is May 31, 2013.

We invite submissions that detail existing practices, inform the design or deployment of systems, or introduce novel systems, interaction techniques, or algorithms. The scope of CSCW includes, but is not limited to, social computing and social media, crowdsourcing, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, CSCL and related educational technologies (e.g., MOOCs), multi-user input technologies (e.g., surface computing), collaboration, information sharing, and coordination. It includes socio-technical activities at work, in the home, in education, in healthcare, in the arts, for socializing, and for entertainment. New 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, user-generated content, wikis, blogs, online gaming, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, virtual worlds, collaborative information seeking, etc.
  • 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 ethnographic studies relating to technologies, practices, or use of communication, collaboration, and social technologies.
  • 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 for healthcare, transportation, gaming (for enjoyment or productivity), ICT4D, sustainability, education, accessibility, collective intelligence, 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 systems, big data infrastructures, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSes, sensor-based environments, etc.
  • 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.

Papers should detail original research contributions. Papers must report new research results that represent a contribution to the field. They must provide sufficient details and support for their results and conclusions. They must cite relevant published research or experience, highlight novel aspects of the submission, and identify the most significant contributions. Papers are evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, quality of research, quality of writing, and contribution to conference program diversity.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 31, 2013, 5:00 pm PDT: Submissions due
  • July 6: First-round notification (Revise & Resubmit or Reject)
  • July 26, 5:00pm PDT: Revised submissions due
  • August 23: Final notifications (Accept or Reject)
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