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=== Call for Papers ===
ECSCW 2017, The 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative
Sheffield (UK), August 28 - September 01 2017
The 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW)
will be held August 28 to September 1, 2017 in Sheffield, UK.
ECSCW is a series of international conferences on computer-supported
cooperative work located in Europe and championed by EUSSET, the European
Society for Socially Embedded Technologies.
CSCW focuses on enhancing our understanding of the practices of cooperative
work and on exploring and designing CSCW systems. The ECSCW conference is
an important venue for defining and further developing the agenda for CSCW
research. The conference has a longstanding interest in empirical,
conceptual and theoretical contributions and has a tradition of
inclusiveness. ECSCW addresses themes which include but are not limited to:
- Conceptualising practice in work and other activities, and the
relationship between understanding practice and the design of computer
artifacts: how can we understand work (the “W”)?
- Cooperation and its characteristics (e.g., describing the particulars
of articulation work and coordination mechanisms in a given setting): how
can we understand cooperative work (the “CW”)?
- Methods for investigating human practices: the nature of ethnography
and the role of other innovative methods in CSCW.
- Digital and other material artefacts in cooperative settings: how can
we support cooperative work in increasingly complex, networked settings
The ECSCW conferences are single-track conferences that contribute to
developing an interdisciplinary ECSCW community. The conference format
facilitates critical discussion across disciplinary and national borders in
the field. An overview of earlier ECSCW conferences (and proceedings) is
available from http://www.ecscw.org/ .
While the key focus and topics of ECSCW remain the same, the conference is
changing. The biggest change for 2017 is in the types of submissions and
how those will be published.
- *Papers (*between 10,000 and 15,000 words + references*):* In 2017,
the conference is moving to a journal-level review process for the
submission of papers documenting original, rich, and in-depth contributions
to CSCW. Accepted submissions will be published in a special issue
Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing
and Work Practices* <http://rd.springer.com/journal/10606>. Paper
submissions will be reviewed by the ECSCW program committee (PC), while
decisions will be made by the PC chairs (acting as guest editors) in
collaboration with the Journal’s editors. The journal process will be
compressed into a shorter amount of time than is typical for the Journal
and will involve one full review cycle and a second,
corrections-confirmation cycle. All papers judged to be of sufficiently
high quality to be accepted will be published in the journal special issue.
Papers will also benefit from the visibility of being presented and
discussed at the conference. Paper submissions should be formatted
following the CSCW Journal Instructions to Authors
. *Please keep in mind that, as per CSCW Journal policy, the papers
review process will be single-blind.*
- Papers accepted for publication in the CSCW Journal are typeset
(taking the digital document as input), however authors who want to use a
template for preparing their submissions may want to use this template
- *Exploratory Papers:* The goal of this new type of submission is to
attract smaller, focused studies, works-in-progress, critical literature
reviews, early results, and/or provocative ideas that are not yet ready for
a journal submission, but could benefit from presentation and discussion
within the ECSCW community. While the length of exploratory papers is
flexible, we expect that papers will be no longer than 6,000 words (without
references). With exploratory papers, we aim at having lively sessions that
will contribute to shaping the future of practice-focused CSCW research.
Exploratory paper submissions will be reviewed by the ECSCW PC in one round
of evaluation (accepted or rejected). Accepted exploratory papers will be
published in the ECSCW/EUSSET Digital Library as an edited collection with
ISBN and DOIs (more information soon). Please follow the exploratory papers
template. The template can be downloaded as RTF
- Authors of exploratory papers will retain the copyright and will then
be able to reuse their work in teaching, future publications, and other
scholarly and professional activities, and to deposit their work in a
- Friday 4th November 2016: Submission deadline
- Wednesday 18th January 2017: Notifications due to authors. Papers that
are given a “major revisions” or “minor revisions” verdict are invited to
resubmit an improved version.
- Monday 13th March 2017: Resubmission deadline
- Friday 7th April 2017: Final reviews due to authors. Papers that now
qualify for acceptance are notified. Small additional edits may be
- Friday 28th April: Final papers to be submitted for production.
- Friday 27th January 2017: Submission deadline
- Wednesday 29th March 2017: Notifications due to authors. Exploratory
papers are either accepted or rejected. Small additional edits may be
requested for accepted exploratory papers before publication
- Friday 21st April 2017: Camera ready to be submitted for publication
in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library
Details for other submission venues (Demos & Posters; Workshops and Master
Classes; Design Relay Challenge and Panels; Doctoral Consortium) will be
announced in the near future.
For links to the submission system and for full information on the Program
Committee, please keep following the conference website:
For more updates, you can follow the ECSCW conference Twitter account:
http://twitter.com/ECSCW and the ECSCW Facebook page
For information on the paper submission categories, please contact either
the Papers chair ([log in to unmask]) or the Exploratory Papers co-chairs (
[log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]).
On behalf of ECSCW 2017,
Charlotte Lee, Luigina Ciolfi, David Randall, *David Martin (in memoriam)*,
Myriam Lewkowicz and Aleksandra Sarcevic, Exploratory Papers Co-Chairs
Luigina Ciolfi and David Randall, Conference Co-Chairs
Gabriela Avram, Social Media and Publicity Chair
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