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Madhu Reddy <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:59:18 -0500
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	ACM 2008 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008)
                   Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on
                        Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

San Diego, California, 8-12, November 2008

                       Call for Submissions

We invite you to submit your original research results to the 2008 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008), to be held November 8-12, 2008 in San Diego, CA, USA. The conference brings together top researchers and practitioners who are investigating and innovating the technical and social aspects of collaboration.

In recent years the conference has moved beyond traditional "work" to include the broader issues of how we play, socialize, and compete - all forms of collaborative activity that are now mediated by technology. As more and more people in all regions of the globe are able to interact online we are rapidly moving toward a Computer Supported Cooperative World.

Appropriate topic areas for CSCW include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate human activities such as communication, coordination, cooperation, competition, entertainment, education, medicine, art, and music. The technology may include: email, instant messaging, blogs, shared workspaces, teleconferencing, games, co-located systems, robotics, haptics, and emerging technologies.

Given the broad charter of the CSCW research area we are particularly encouraging submissions that push the boundaries of CSCW research and that illustrate the many and diverse technologies which facilitate collaboration. This year we are especially inviting submissions on the following topics:

    * Social Systems: Social Network Sites and Collective Intelligence
    * Computer Supported Cooperative Care/Health
    * Multi-player gaming and Virtual Environments
    * Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Mashups
    * Visions of future directions for CSCW
    * Human Robotic Collaboration (HRC)
    * Collaboration with and through advanced sensing systems

While we are encouraging topics that push the boundaries of CSCW the committee welcomes research from topics that represent the core themes which have made CSCW an intellectually rich and rigorous community. Topics that have appeared in past CSCW conferences and which are still welcome include:

    * Innovations and experiences with Intranets, the Internet, WWW
    * Innovative installations: CSCW and the arts, media, museums, etc.
    * Innovative technologies and architectures to support group activity, 	awareness and telepresence
    * Social and organizational effects of introducing technologies
    * Theoretical aspects of coordination and communication
    * Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative 	practices
    * Ethnographic and case studies of work practice
    * Working with and through collections of heterogeneous technologies
    * Emerging issues for global coordination and communication
    * Studies exploring the appropriate balance between individual and 	collaborative work.
    * Systems for emergency preparedness and large-scale rapid deployment 	(e.g. disaster relief)

CSCW has a number of venues for submitting your work:

   Venue          Submission Deadline
================     ============ 
Papers and Notes     18 Apr 2008

Workshops            2 May 2008

Panels               2 May 2008

Student Volunteers   31 May 2008

Videos               18 Jul 2008

Interactive Posters  18 Jul 2008

Demonstrations       18 Jul 2008

Doctoral Colloquium  18 Jul 2008

There are a number of innovations in the program this year:

Papers (10 pgs.) and Notes (4 pgs.) will be reviewed together by the same committee of reviewers and go through the same review process. There will be no mechanism for converting a submission between categories, so please choose carefully the category to which you submit.  The web site contains detailed information to help you determine the appropriate venue.

Demonstrations can be of two types.  Reception demonstrations will be shown during a special demonstration reception. Integrated demonstrations will run throughout the conference, providing an enhanced conference experience for attendees.

Please see the CSCW web site for complete details about each venue.

See you in San Diego!

Bo Begole and David McDonald
Chairs, CSCW 2008

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