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* Call For Papers - Special Issue of JCSCW on                     *
* Context-Aware Computing in CSCW                                 *
* co-edited by Albrecht Schmidt, Tom Gross, and Mark Billinghurst *


* Theme: Context-Aware Computing in CSCW
Context-aware computing has been at the centre of different
research efforts in the last decade. Acquiring, using, and sharing
context electronically creates a new potential for the way people
work together. Adding real world context to computer supported
cooperative work (CSCW) will enable a new quality of cooperation.
Applications in CSCW have been extended beyond the desktop to
different work settings and into the domain of mobile devices.
Context and context-awareness becomes a central issue in the design
and realization of many systems and a crucial factor for their

The understanding of context in CSCW goes beyond the traditional
view of context-aware systems as discussed in HCI and mobile
computing. Sharing information about documents, activities,
artefacts in use, group processes, and real world events is central
to maximize mutual awareness in group work. This special issue on
"Context-Aware Computing in CSCW" seeks to present a collection of
original and high quality research in this area addressing these
challenges and reporting on findings and solutions.

This special issue will appear in an upcoming issue (2004) of
"Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) - The Journal of
Collaborative Computing - JCSCW"
( a well known scientific
journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers (

* Topics of Interest (not exclusive)
- Sharing Context in formal and informal remote meetings
- Context-Awareness as enabling technology for CSCW
- CSCW applications that use real world context
- Handheld, mobile, and wearable CSCW
- Implicit and explicit use of context in CSCW
- Situated and location specific CSCW

* Tentative Schedule - Important Dates
- 8th of February 2004: Deadline for submission of manuscripts
- 16th of April 2004: Notification of acceptance
- 23th of Mai 2004: Submission of camera ready papers
- Publication in 2004

* Submission
We seek high quality and original submission on the topic of
Context-Aware Computing in CSCW. Submission of manuscript
(between 5000 and 10000 words, a figure equals 250 words)
are invited. At this stage no specific format is required,
however you are invite to follow the layout guidlines given on the
publishers web page (
The manuscript (in PDF, PS or MS-Word) should be sent by email
to the guest editors.

* Review Board and Process
Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 independent experts
in the field. Reviewers will be members of the JCSCW advisory
board and further researchers in the area of the special issue.

* Guest Editors
- Albrecht Schmidt, University of Munich, Germany
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- Tom Gross, University of Linz, Austria
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- Mark Billinghurst, HIT Lab NZ, New Zealand
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* For Further Information Please Contact
Albrecht Schmidt
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Albrecht Schmidt
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Department of Media Informatics
University of Munich