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Call for Submissions

*GROUP 2018*
ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
January 7-10, 2018, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group
Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported
Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported
Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference
integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design,
values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly
conceptualized. Group 2018 continues the tradition of being truly
international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as
well as participants.

Key goals for the program are to encourage and facilitate researchers
within CSCW and HCI to interact across disciplinary boundaries. We
encourage high-level research contributions from interdisciplinary groups
to present work that might be difficult to place within one simple
category. We are open to diverse and innovative research methods, and to
contributions across broad areas such as systems, society, participation,
critique, collaboration, and human interaction. GROUP 2018 in particular
would like to encourage systems designers, builders, and researchers from
industry, academia, government and other interested groups to participate.
Participation at GROUP takes many different forms. In 2018, we will
continue two new submissions categories that were introduced in 2016.
First, GROUP 2018 will again offer the opportunity to authors of newly
published papers from the Journal of CSCW (
journal/10606) to present their papers in the conference. Second, the
submission category “Design Fictions” will be maintained.

Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:

·        *Research Papers (both short and long).*  This venue gives the
occasion to present and interact with the audience. Accepted papers will be
published in the Conference Proceedings and ACM Digital Library. Please use
the ACM SIGCHI format for submissions. We invite archival submissions in
the form of either full Papers or shorter contributions (Notes). A Note is
a brief report of a more limited, but definitive, outcome or theoretical
development. There is no page limit for Papers or Notes, although clear
rationale should be given for Papers that exceed 10 pages or for Notes that
exceed 4 pages. Research Paper submissions must be completed online at

 ·        *Working Papers (WP).* WP are contributions in which the authors
are working towards an archival journal submission and would like to
discuss their work with their colleagues at GROUP. Our goal is to broaden
the conversations at GROUP, with a format that may appeal to colleagues
whose primary publications are in journals, rather than conference papers.
WPs will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will be
distributed in a paper conference supplement at the GROUP conference for
the attendees only. Therefore, you are free to seek formal publication of a
draft journal submission that appears in a WP. The WP review process will
be *lightweight*, without any revisions asked to the authors, to expand the
GROUP community and discussions. Please send submissions directly to
co-chairs at [log in to unmask]

 ·        *Design Fictions – Fictive Futures. *Exploring Future Research
Agendas. We seek submissions that imagine possible futures for research on
the relationships between computers and people. Submissions will include
two portions: a fictional document related to the conduct of research and
an author statement about the document. The fiction document could be an
extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a
book review, a study protocol for IRB review, or any other relevant type.
The author statement should connect that document to current events, cite
ongoing research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned
future might arise from our given present. This statement will be
especially important for abstracts (which are too short to explain their
rationale), API documentations (which typically do not provide a historical
rationale), and other documents that on their own may be exceptionally
short and/or vague. Because Design Fictions are archival contributions, we
recommend a minimum length of 3 pages, and as many as 10 pages. Please use
the ACM SIGCHI Format for submissions. The reviewing process will be the
same as the general track, and Design Fiction papers or notes will be
included in the proceedings. Design Fiction submissions must be completed
online at

·       * Posters and demos.* Posters and demos are an opportunity to
present late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable
for a Paper or Note submission, innovative ideas not yet validated through
user studies, student research in early phases, and other research best
presented in this open format. Posters and demos will be displayed at a
special session in the conference when poster and demo authors will be
available to discuss their work. Poster submissions should include an
extended abstract no longer than 4 pages, including all figures and
references, in ACM SIGCHI Format (available here). In addition, submissions
should also include a separate Tabloid (A3 or 11 x 17 inches) sized draft
of the poster for review purposes. Both the extended abstract and the
poster draft should include author names (these are not anonymous
submissions). Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at
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 ·        *Workshops.* Workshops provide an informal and focused
environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related
topics. We offer half or full day workshop venues. Proposals should include
an abstract (max 150 words), a title, description of workshop theme, aim,
goals, activities and potential outcomes. It should also specify
audio/visual equipment needed, maximum number of participants, the duration
of the workshop (half or full day) and the names and backgrounds of the
organizer(s). Please submit a maximum of four pages, using the ACM SIGCHI
format for submissions. We encourage topics suitable for developing new
ideas and deep discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs
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·       * Doctoral Colloquium.* The Doctoral Colloquium provides a forum
for sharing ongoing Ph.D. projects of participants with other advanced
Ph.D. students and distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback. Space
is limited, so an application of up to four pages is required, in the ACM
standard format. Please contact the workshop co-chairs at [log in to unmask]

Accepted research papers, notes, Design Fictions, posters, and doctoral
colloquium extended abstracts are published in the ACM Press Conference
Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Accepted Workshop proposals
will be published in a paper-based supplement.

*Conference Topics*
·        Theoretical and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts
relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique.
·        Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and
·        Technical architectures supporting collaboration.
·        New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies.
·        Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices.
·        Coordination and workflow technology.
·        Social computing and contexts of collaboration.
·        Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust,
and participation.
·        Cooperative knowledge management.
·        Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
·        Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and
newer forms of organizations.
·        Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in
work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education.
·        Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced
Learning, TEL).
·        Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global
·        Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
·        Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
·        Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative

*Important Dates*

*Papers and Notes*
Abstract and Title Submission: June 23, 2017
Papers and Notes Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017
Papers and Notes Decisions Announced: September 15, 2017
(Camera ready Oct 27)

*Design Fictions*
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017
Design Fictions Decisions Announced: September 15, 2017
(Camera ready Oct 27)

*Doctoral Colloquium*
Applications Deadline: July 10, 2017
Doctoral Colloquium Decisions Announced: September 15, 2017
(Camera ready Oct 27)

Proposals Deadline: July 14, 2017
Workshop Proposals Decisions Announced: Friday, July 28, 2017
Workshop Participants Papers Deadline(s): Oct/Nov 2017, may vary per
(Camera ready Oct 27)

Deadline: September 18, 2017
Posters/Demos Decisions Announced: October 16, 2017
(Camera ready Oct 27)

*Working Papers (WP)*
Deadline: Oct 2, 2017
Working Papers Decisions Announced: October 27, 2017
Conference dates: January 7-10, 2018

If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:

*General Chairs:* Andrea Forte, Drexel University; Michael Prilla,
Clausthal University of Technology; Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal
do Rio de Janeiro
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*Papers Chairs:* Claudia Müller, Universität Siegen; Lionel Robert,
University of Michigan
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*Design Fictions Chairs:* Nora O’Murchú, University of Limerick; Bonnie
Nardi, University of California Irvine
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*Working Papers Chairs:* Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of
Copenhagen; Jacki O’Neill, Microsoft Research India
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*Posters Chairs:* Pamela Wisniewski, University of Central Florida; Birgit
Krogstie; NTNU,
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*Workshop Chairs:* Thomas Ludwig; Universität Siegen; Libby Hemphill,
Illinois Institute of Technology
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*Doctoral Consortium Chair:* David McDonald, University of Washington
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Best regards,
Claudia & Lionel
(Papers Chairs GROUP 2018)

*Program Committee*

Mark Ackerman University of Michigan
Valerie Bartelt University of Denver
Pernille Bjorn University of Copenhagen
Jeanette Blomberg IBM Almaden Research Center
Claus Bossen Aarhus University
Nina Boulus-Rodje University of Copenhagen
Erin Brady Indiana University –Purdue University Indianapolis
Alissa Centivany Western University
Yung-Ju (Stanley) Chang  National Chiao Tung University
Yunan Chen University of California, Irvine
Luigina Ciolfi Sheffield Hallam University
Gregorio Convertino Informatica Corporation
Dan Cosley Cornell University
Tawanna Dillahunt University of Michigan
Xianghua (Sharon) Ding Fudan University
Gunnar Ellingsen UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Ingrid M Erickson Syracuse University
Rosta Farzan University of Pittsburgh
Casey Lynn Fiesler University of Colorado, Boulder
Susan Fussell Cornell University
Sukeshini Grandhi Eastern Connecticut State University
Erik Grönvall IT University Copenhagen
Tom Gross University of Bamberg
David Gurzick Hood College
Carl Gutwin University of Saskatchewan
Aaron Halfaker Wikimedia Foundation
Stephen Hayne Colorado State University
Libby Hemphill Illinois Institute of Technology
Shuyuan Ho Florida State University
Yun Huang Syracuse University
Kori Inkpen Microsoft Research
Tomoo Inoue UTsukuba, JPN
Josh Introne Michigan State University
Michal Jacovi IBM Research - Haifa
Nassim Jafarinaimi Georgia Institute of Technology
Isa Jahnke University of Missouri
Mohammad Jarrahi University of North Carolina
Jeremiah Johnson Purdue University
Malte Jung Cornell University
Michael Koch Bundeswehr University Munich
Airi Lampinen Mobile Life Center
Myriam Lewkowicz Troyes University of Technology
Tun Lu Fudan University
Thomas Ludwig University of Siegen
Stephan Lukosch Delft University of Technology
Ioanna Lykourentzou Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Jennifer Marlow FXPAL
Michael Muller IBM Research
David McDonald University of Washington
Lisa Nathan University of British Columbia
Netta IIvari University of Oulu
Alexander Nolte University of Pittsburgh
Oded Nov New York University
Jacki O'Neill Microsoft Research, India
Sergio Ochoa UChile, CHI
Steve Oney University of Michigan
Sun Young Park University Michigan
Casey Pierce University of Michigan
Fabiano Pinatti University of Siegen
Kathleen (Katie) Pine Arizona State University
Volkmar Pipek University of Siegen
Anne Marie Piper Northwestern University
Wolfgang Prinz Fraunhofer FIT
Dave Randall University of Siegen (Visiting Professor)
Madhu Reddy Northwestern University
David Redmiles University of California, Irvine
Alexander Richter IT University Copenhagen
Aleksandra Sarcevic Drexel University
Florian Schaub University of Michigan
Bryan Semaan Syracuse University
Sadat Shami IBM Research
Patrick C. Shih Indiana University
Carla Simone University di Milano-Bicocca
Hanna Söderholm University of Boras
Norman Makoto Su Indiana University
Chengzheng Sun NYU, Singapore
Hilda Tellioglu Vienna University of Technology
Matthieu Tixier Troyes University of Technology
Manfred Tschegili University of Salzburg
Hao-Chuan Wang National Tsing Hua University
Leon Watts University of Bath
Anne Weibert University of Siegen
Andrea Wiggins University of Maryland
Susan Winter University of Maryland
Pamela J. Wisniewski University of Central Florida
Volker Wulf University of Siegen
Naomi Yamashita NTT
Xi Jessie Yang University of Michigan
Sangseok You University of Michigan


*New Paper(s): *

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (accepted in 2017) Emotional Attachment,
Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical
Action (EPA) Robots <>, *Journal of the
Association for Information Systems*, (*JAIS*)

When Does More Money Work? Examining the Role of Perceived Fairness in Pay
on the Performance Quality of Crowdworkers
<>, in the *11th* *International AAAI
Conference on Web and Social Media* (*ICWSM 2017*).

Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia
<>, in the *11th International AAAI
Conference on Web and Social Media* (*ICWSM 2017*).

The Influence of Early Respondents: Information Cascade Effects in Online
Event Scheduling <>, in the *1**0th ACM
International Web Search and Data Mining Conference (WSDM 2017)*

Lionel P. Robert Jr.
Assistant Professor of Information
School of Information
University of Michigan
4388 North Quad
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Phone: 734-764-5296 <(734)%20764-5296>
Fax: 734-615-3587 <(734)%20615-3587>
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