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                        SECOND 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
Submission deadline for doctoral colloquium papers: June 30, 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.

Paper submissions for the doctoral colloquium are due on June 30, 2005.
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
Robert O. Briggs, University of Arizona, USA
César A. Collazos, Systems Dept, Universidad del Cauca Colombia
Bertrand David, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Dominique Decouchant, LSR-IMAG, Grenoble, France
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
Alberto L. Moran, Facultad de Ciencias – UABC, Mexico
Jano Moreira de Souza, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jose A. Pino, Universidad de Chile, Chile
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