**CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS**
CSCW 2010, the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
* October 18, 2009, 5PM PDT: Submissions due (extended abstract
+ demo system summary)
* November 22, 2009: Notification of acceptance
* TBA: Camera-ready abstract due
CSCW 2010 demonstrations present implementations of new CSCW systems
and concepts. The peer-reviewed demonstrations allow conference
participants to view novel and noteworthy CSCW systems in action,
discuss the systems with those who created them, and try them out.
Appropriate demonstrations include applications, technologies, and
research prototypes. Demonstrations can also serve to showcase novel
commercial products not previously described in the research
literature. Demonstrations should be interactive and provide
attendees a hands-on experience. The demo forum is not an opportunity
for marketing or sales presentations. Presenters must have been
directly involved with the development of the system and be able to
explain the unique and novel contributions of the system. There are
two different types of demos: reception demos and integrated demos.
Reception Demos will be showcased during a special demo reception.
These demonstrations will be spaced around a large room, and will run
concurrently during the block of time set aside for demonstrations.
Attendees will be free to explore the room and visit demos of
interest. This promotes informal interaction and in-depth information
exchange among demo presenters and attendees. A demo presentation
should be brief so that it can be shown repeatedly to many attendees.
Integrated Demos will run throughout the conference, and should in
some way enhance the conference experience for attendees. Examples of
systems appropriate for presentation as an integrated demo might be
systems that enable social networking, or systems that enable
reflection on conference presentations. Because integrated demos will
run throughout the conference, such demos must meet high standards of
robustness. Although preparing, deploying, and supporting an
integrated demo will require a large commitment of time and effort,
it will also provide the presenter with a unique opportunity to
gather data about the use of their CSCW system in a structured
environment with a diverse user population. If you intend to gather
data about the use of your integrated demo, you are responsible for
obtaining the approval of any Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or
Human Subjects' panels at your home institution, and will need to
provide any required permission/disclosure forms for attendees to
sign. Regardless of whether or not your institution has an IRB, you
must read the ACM's Code of Ethics and be sure your data collection
adheres to those guidelines.
Both categories of demos will be advertised and showcased in the
conference pack and throughout the conference.
Demonstration submission consists of two required components, both
due on October 18, 2009, at 5 p.m. PDT: (1) a two-page extended
abstract, and (2) a two-page demo system summary.
1. The extended abstract is a two page description of the project
goal or research problem, contribution, and value to CSCW attendees.
The extended abstract details the kind(s) of cooperative work the
demonstration is intended to support, the noteworthy and
distinguishing ideas or approaches it embodies, and a brief
description of the system that will actually be demoed. The extended
abstract should be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings
Templates and submitted in PDF format. The extended abstracts will be
published in a booklet that will be circulated to attendees at the
conference; they will not, however, be incorporated into the main
CSCW 2010 conference proceedings.
2. The demo system summary is a two page description of the demo
and the required setup. It provides information about the presenter
(s), including their relationship to the project. It also provides a
detailed description of needed space, equipment support, Internet
connectivity, and any other related requirements. This document
should clearly state whether the demo is intended as a reception or
integrated demo. If the demo is being submitted as an integrated
demo, please also describe in detail the logistics of how the
conference attendees will get access to and interact with the system
throughout the conference, and what added value attendees will
receive from this special style of presentation. If you plan to
gather data about attendees interactions with the system, please
describe what data you plan to gather, and an example of the release
form that you would ask attendees to sign. If the demo is accepted,
proof of final IRB approval must be submitted by January 15, 2010 (if
your home institution has an IRB). CSCW 2010 can provide a "letter of
cooperation" to assist with your IRB application, if needed. If your
institution does not require IRB approval, a letter stating so from
the demo presenters must be submitted instead.
Optionally, the demo submission can be supported by a short Video
Figure. The video should be at most two minutes long and 30 MB in
size. See the Videos CFP for more information.
Demo submissions (extended abstracts, system summaries, and optional
videos) should be e-mailed to the Demonstrations Co-Chairs at
[log in to unmask] All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. PDT
on October 18, 2009. Submissions received after this date will not be
considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
Please direct all questions regarding the demo submissions to
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Looking forward to seeing you in Savannah!
Lui and Jeremy
* Jeremy Birnholtz Cornell University
* Luigina Ciolfi University of Limerick
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