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                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                             CRIWG 2005

                 11th International Workshop on Groupware
                        September 25-29, 2005
                   Porto de Galinhas (Recife) Brazil

                - Submission deadline: April 25, 2004 -


The CRIWG 2005 workshop follows the success of the previous international
CRIWG events held in Costa Rica (San Carlos), France (Autrans) in 2003,
Chile (La Serena) in 2002, Germany (Darmstadt) in 2001, Portugal (Madeira
Island) in 2000, Mexico (Cancun) in 1999, Brazil (Buzios) in 1998, Spain (El
Escorial) in 1997, Chile (Puerto Varas) in 1996, and Portugal (Lisbon) in
1995. This event is organized in cooperation with the Federal University of
Pernambuco, Brazil.

The CRIWG workshops have been motivated by advances in Computer Supported
Cooperative Work, and by the need for CSCW to meet the challenges of new
application areas. This workshop aims at providing a forum for academic
researchers and professionals to exchange their experiences and their ideas
about problems and solutions related to the design, development and use of
groupware applications. Researchers can report their ideas, models, designs
and experiences to CRIWG submitting full paper contributions to present
achieved or mature works, and shorter papers to report work in progress. PhD
students are invited to present their research in the doctoral colloquium.

All topics related to Groupware are welcome, including:

- Web / Internet cooperative applications / environments
- Middleware for CSCW applications
- Distribution / replication support of shared information
- Groupware development frameworks and toolkits
- Collaborative workspaces, tailoring
- Languages and tools supporting collaboration
- Monitoring and analysis of group interactions
- Workflow management and coordination
- Administration support for distributed communities
- Work modeling in CSCW
- Organizational computing
- Multi-user interfaces, Group Awareness
- Social aspects of group work
- Nomadic and/or mobile collaborative work
- Virtual groups and virtual worlds
- Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
- Group decision and negotiation support (GDSS), Meetingware
- Hypermedia systems, Digital libraries
- Adaptive collaborative environments
- Collaborative applications and case studies

It is expected that the workshop will promote a very intensive interaction
among those attending it, giving ample time to discuss papers.


Full and work in progress papers:
Submission deadline: April 25, 2005
Notification of acceptance: June 14, 2005
Camera ready papers: July 12, 2005

CRIWG 2005 Workshop: September 25-29, 2005

Doctoral Colloquium: September 25, 2005


The CRIWG 2005 full and work in progress papers will be published by
Springer-Verlag as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series

Electronic paper submissions are due on April 25, 2005 in two categories:
full technical papers and work in progress papers. Full papers have a length
of up to 16 pages while work in progress papers should have a maximum length
of 8 pages, both of them following the Springer LNCS format. Full and work
in progress paper have to be submitted using the following Web site:

We will use a double-blind reviewing process. Please, do not include the
author's name and affiliation or any indication, which may disclose the
paper's authorship, in the submitted paper itself.

As a result of the reviewing process, the Program Committee may suggest
changes in the format and/or the contents of the paper, including the
category of the paper. In this case, a paper will be conditionally accepted.
The PC Chairs will decide on the final acceptance or rejection, based on the
analysis of the revised paper. The format for the final version will be the
Springer LNCS format (, which
includes e.g. templates for MS Word and Latex.

For submission guidelines concerning the doctoral colloquium please refer to
the CRIWG 2005 web site (


Groups, Group Cognition & Groupware
by Gerry Stahl

More than we realize it, knowledge is often constructed through the
interactions of small groups of people. The Internet, by allowing people to
communicate globally in limitless combinations, has opened enormous
opportunities for the creation of knowledge and understanding. The major
barrier today is the poverty of adequate groupware. To design more powerful
software that can facilitate collaborative knowledge building, we need to
better understand the nature of group cognition—the process whereby ideas
are developed by small groups. We need to analyze interaction at the group
unit of analysis in order to understand the actual processes that groupware
should be supporting. This talk will look closely at some empirical examples
of knowledge being constructed by small groups and discuss the implications
for groupware design.

Gerry Stahl served on the doctoral consortium at CRIWG ’01 (Dortmund) and at
CRIWG’02 (La Serena), where he presented “Groupware Goes to School.”
Specializing in computer support for collaborative learning, Gerry was
program chair of CSCL’02 (Boulder) and workshops chair of CSCL’03 (Bergen)
and CSCL’05 (Taipei). He is founding executive editor (with Friedrich Hesse)
of the new International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative
Learning ( and has just completed a book on Group Cognition:
Computer Support for Collaborative Knowledge Building (in press, MIT Press).
He currently teaches HCI and CSCL at the School of Information Science and
Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA


Porto de Galinhas is located at the south coast of the State of Pernambuco,
in the northeast of Brazil, 60km (37 miles) from the Guararapes
International Airport of Recife. It is famous for being one of the most
beautiful beaches of the Brazilian coast, due to its landscape. Warm clear
water pools scattered around its coral reefs, estuaries, mangroves, coconut
trees and a number of other samples of abundant nature richness make Porto
de Galinhas a place not to be missed or forgotten.

The coast has 18 km of beaches. Until few years ago, the area was only a
fishermen village, but was discovered by tourism and it is already prepared
to receive visitors, offering good accommodation and good food. The
nightlife in Porto de Galinhas is rich in entertainment. Currently, Porto de
Galinhas has a great variety of bars and restaurants of all kinds and for
all tastes, from typical north-eastern food, seafood, pizza, crepes and
sushi, to the sophisticated contemporary cuisine. The average temperature is
from 23 to 28 Centigrade and is stable most of the year. Although the
northeast of Brazil is as warm as Rio de Janeiro in the summer, it enjoys a
tropical breeze and less humidity.


Chair: Ana Carolina Salgado, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Patricia Tedesco, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Carlos Ferraz, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Nelson Rosa, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Vaninha Vieira, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil


Hugo Fuks, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Stephan Lukosch, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
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Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
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Pedro Antunes, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jaco Appelman, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Nelson Baloian, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Marcos Borges, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Patrick Brézillon, Université Paris 6, France
César A. Collazos, Systems Dept, Universidad del Cauca Colombia
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Henrique João L. Domingos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Thomas Erickson, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Cléver Farias, Catholic University of Santos, Brazil
Jesus Favela, CICESE, Mexico
Christine Ferraris, Université de Savoie, France
Werner Geyer, IBM T. J. Watson Research, Cambridge, USA
Luis A. Guerrero, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Jörg M. Haake, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Andreas Harrer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
H. Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Sten Ludvigsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Gloria Mark, University of California at Irvine, USA
Jose A. Pino, Universidad de Chile, Portugal
Jean-Charles Pomerol, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Nuno Preguiça, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Alberto Raposo, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Symeon Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Nicolas Roussel, Université Paris-Sud, France
Flavia Maria Santoro, UNIRIO, Brazil
Till Schümmer, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Carla Simone, University of Milan, Italy
Robert Slagter, Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands
José Valdeni de Lima, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Aurora Vizcaíno Barceló, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Jürgen Vogel, European Media Laboratory (EML) GmbH, Germany
Jacques Wainer, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Martin Wessner, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany
Volker Wulf, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

Dr. Stephan Lukosch

FernUniversität in Hagen
Distributed Systems for Cooperative Working/Learning Environments
Universitätsstr. 1
D-58084 Hagen

Tel.: +49 2331 987-4117
Fax:  +49 2331 987-313