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[Please note that following some requests,
we extended the deadline to 15 February 2004.]

* 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 success.

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

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
- 15th 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, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
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- Mark Billinghurst, HIT Lab NZ, New Zealand
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