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-----------------CABS 2014: Call for Papers

5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries (CABS):
Culture, Distance and Technology

August 20-22, 2014, Kyoto, Japan

Collaboration across Boundaries: Culture, Distance, & Technology 2014 (CABS
2014) is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on
exploring the nature and ways to facilitate intercultural collaboration,
including improvements enabled by technology. CABS 2014 is the 5th
international conference in the series formerly held as International
Conference on Intercultural Collaboration (ICIC).

CABS aims to be a multidisciplinary forum that integrates the socio-cultural
and technical perspectives, with the objective of exchanging the latest
results of studying and supporting intercultural collaboration.



March 1, 2014: Submission Deadline for Full Papers, Panels, and Workshops.
April 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance for Full Papers, Panels, and
May 21, 2014: Submission Deadline for Late-Breaking Papers.
June 4, 2014: Notification of Acceptance for Late-Breaking Papers.
June 25, 2014: Final camera-ready papers due (Full Papers, Late-Breaking
Papers, Panels, Workshops).

Full Papers 

Full papers must present original work with contributions to research and
practice of intercultural collaboration. All full papers will be evaluated
using a double-blind review process. Accepted authors have the option of
having their paper included or NOT to be included in the ACM digital library
( If the authors choose not to have their full paper
included, only the abstract of the paper will be included in the ACM Digital
Library. Those unpublished papers can be re-submitted and published at other
conference proceedings (including ACM conferences) or journals.

Full papers can be up to 10 pages long. Submission for a full paper should
be thoroughly anonymized and formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI
Publications Format using the SIGCHI Papers Template. Papers should be
submitted through the Precision Conference System
( Please see the SIGCHI author
instruction page 

( for more information and the
downloadable templates.

To facilitate the interdisciplinary reviewing process, authors of full
papers are asked to

categorize their papers by theme (one of three themes) to help us direct
papers to the most appropriate reviewers. The three themes are:
Communication & Management, Computer-Mediated Collaboration, and
Cross-linguistic Collaboration. Although some papers will fit within
multiple themes and others may not be an ideal fit for any of them, we ask
the authors to choose the closest theme. We will strive to recruit the most
appropriate reviewers for all papers.

Below are examples of types of contributions a paper in any of the three
themes can make to CABS:
* ●  DESCRIPTIONS of intercultural and multilingual experiences: Dynamics of
global teams, social networks and communities of practice, globally
distributed work in virtual context, language use in multicultural and
global teams. 
* ●  METHODOLOGIES and frameworks for studying global collaboration:
Developing instruments for measuring culture including surveys, experimental
paradigms, computational frameworks, etc..
* ●  THEORIES and models for understanding cultures such as modeling
culture, intercultural collaboration, and language varieties.
* ●  EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATIONS of intercultural collaboration: Field studies
of intercultural collaboration in global organizations and/or in local
communities, ethnographic studies on different infrastructure and media use
across nations, laboratory studies on the use of technologies, etc..
* ●  TRANSLATION and transition of language and practice: Use of language on
the Internet, translating different norms and shaping new practices in
global teams, issues of translating language and practices, effects of
e-learning on culture diversity.
* ●  DOMAIN-SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS for collaboration across boundaries:
Education/learning, global enterprise, information and knowledge
* ●  INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES for collaboration across boundaries: HCI
* robots, conversational agents, language and speech technologies to
overcome culture and language barriers.
* Late-Breaking Papers (Work in Progress)
* Authors are encouraged to submit their late-breaking papers to present as
posters during the conference. Late-breaking papers will be published in the
ACM Digital Library, if the authors wish to do so (see above). Late-breaking
papers should be no longer than 4 two-column pages in length, formatted
according to the ACM SIGCHI template. Please see the SIGCHI author
instruction page ( for more
information and downloadable templates. Late-Breaking Papers should be
submitted through the Precision Conference System
( Late-breaking papers will not be blind
reviewed. Authors should include their complete names and contact
information at the top

of their submitted PDF file. Submitted late-breaking papers will not be
divided into three subcommittees. They will be reviewed by a panel of
distinguished researchers in the area of intercultural collaboration.

General Co-Chairs
Vanessa Evers (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Naomi Yamashita (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)

Program Co-Chairs 
*   Computer Mediated Collaboration: Susan Fussell (Cornell University,
*   Cross-linguistic Communication: Carolyn Rose (Carnegie Mellon
University, USA) 
*   Management and Communication: Mary Beth Watson-Manheim (University of
Illinois at 
* Chicago (UIC), USA)
* Program Committee
* Computer Supported Collaboration
* Pernille Bjørn (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Hideaki Kuzuoka
(University of Tsukuba, Japan) Gloria Mark (University of California,
Irvine, USA)
* John Thomas (IBM, USA)
* Hao-Chuan Wang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
* Janyce Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Cross-linguistic Communication
Seza Dogruöz (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Rohit Kumar (BBN Technologies, USA)
Kristine Lund (University of Lyon, France)
Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)

Management and Communication
Wai Fong Boh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Miriam Erez
(Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel) Paul Leonardi
(Northwestern University, USA)
Michael O'Leary (Georgetown University, USA)
Sundeep Sahay (University of Oslo, Norway)

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