Please consider submitting to the CSCW Doctoral Colloquium, details
* October 18, 2009, 5PM PST: Submissions of application materials
* November 22, 2009: Notification of acceptance
* December 5, 2009, 5PM PST: Final versions of abstracts due
* February 7, 2010: Doctoral Colloquium
The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced CSCW
researchers and practitioners. The colloquium itself will begin with
dinner Saturday night February 6, 2010 and continue all day Sunday
We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches
that inform CSCW, including anthropology, sociology, computer science,
cognitive science, organizational studies, and related fields. We are
particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups
that have not traditionally been well-represented at past CSCW
Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already well-established
direction of research relevant to CSCW, and who would benefit from
attendance at the Doctoral Colloquium; preference will be given to
students within 2 years of graduation.
The Colloquium committee will select approximately 15 participants who
will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work
during the Colloquium, to be followed by extensive group discussion.
Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster
session during the main technical program of the conference.
Applicants should submit the following items (by email to [log in to unmask]
with the subject line “CSCW2010 Colloquium Submission.”):
* A two-page overview of your doctoral research that describes
your research question, work in progress, and expected contributions.
This overview should also include (1) a paragraph that articulates
what you hope to get from attending the CSCW Doctoral Colloquium, and
(2) an abstract of no more than 100 words. This overview should be
formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Proceedings Template (two-column
format, same as for papers).
Submissions must be in PDF format.
* A short (2-3 paragraph) biographical sketch, in PDF format
* An up-to-date curriculum vita, in PDF format
* Optionally, one publication as an indicator of your progress in
your research, in PDF format The above items should be combined into
one PDF file named YOURNAME_CSCWDC2010.pdf (substitute your actual
name where it reads YOURNAME)
* An email letter from your supervisor sent to [log in to unmask]
, indicating that they support your application to the colloquium and
that they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for
participation. These letters should also make reference to how you
might benefit from the Doctoral Colloquium and how they expect that
you might benefit the other students in this group experience. The
email should have “CSCW Doctoral Colloquium: ” + YOUR NAME in the
Submissions should be made by email to [log in to unmask] with the
subject line “CSCW2010 Colloquium Submission.” All questions can also
be directed to this address.
All submissions must be received by the chairs by 5:00pm (17:00)
Pacific Time on October 18, 2009. Submissions received after this date
will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
We will be able to cover some hotel costs and conference registration
for all Doctoral Colloquium participants. We will also be able to
cover some portion of air fare for domestic (US) participants; non-US
participants will have to cover their own air fare however.
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
* Tom Rodden University of Nottingham
* Gillian Hayes University of California, Irvine
Expected Faculty Panelists:
* Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
* Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex
* Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary
* Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University
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