*ECSCW 2017*, *August 28 – September 01 2017, Sheffield (UK)*
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/
*Submissions are now open for the following categories:*
*Demos, Videos, Artefacts, Audio Works, Installations and Posters *
A key part of ECSCW 2017’s programme are the live demonstrations, posters
and installations. These may be research prototypes or commercial products
presented by those involved in developing the systems. Videos, audio works,
posters, artefacts and installations are also welcomed. The purpose of this
session is to provide authors with the opportunity to showcase their
research to interested delegates, as well as involving them in discussions
about the work, exchanging ideas, providing feedback, and sharing
works-in-progress relating to CSCW.
Authors submitting a paper to the ECSCW 2017 conference may also consider
submitting the research discussed in the paper to the Demos & Videos
session, if they want to provide a demonstration of the technology referred
to in an accepted paper. *In these instances please note that a separate
submission must be made.
The submissions for Demos must be related to the main topics of interest of
*More details at:* https://ecscw2017.org.uk/demos/
*Submission Deadline: *May 5th, 2017
*Workshops and Master Classes*
Workshops offer ways to engage in discussions with other researchers in an
informal setting. ECSCW 2017 invites workshop proposals addressing basic
research questions, new methodologies, innovative technologies, and
emerging research areas – to mention a few. The workshops should involve
the attendees in working together on developing new insights, and should
avoid consisting only of a series of presentations.
Masterclasses will offer a small number of participants the opportunity to
learn about specific CSCW concepts, methods and techniques from recognised
experts. The topic of a masterclass can be quite specific and the class
will typically be small so to encourage in-depth discussion.
*Details here:* https://ecscw2017.org.uk/workshops-and-masterclasses/
*Submission deadline:* 20th of February 2017
*Design Relay Challenge *
This year ECSCW is organising its very first design challenge! It will
require a collaborative effort among groups across time zones around the
world in a 24-hours period. The aim for the groups in the time they have is
to respond creatively and collaboratively to a specific design brief which
the chairs will release on the day. We are looking for a creative solution
using creative practice and tools.
*More details here:* https://ecscw2017.org.uk/design-relay-challenge/
*Deadline for expressions of interest:* 17th April 2017
The Panels venue is dedicated to discuss, inspire, explore, and provoke
ECSCW2017 attendees with emerging and engaging new topics, which can push
CSCW research in new directions. Panels are a unique opportunity to get a
diverse set of experts on stage at the same time offering opposing
viewpoints, positions, and backgrounds.
Ideally, panel proposals will have 3-4 participants, who represent a
diversity of ideas and approaches related to a given topic. Topics should
be novel, lively or controversial, inspiring the audience to respond and
further elaborate on ideas. Panels should be facilitated by a strong
moderator, who will guide both the conversation in a timely and focused
manner and the audience in expressing their opinions. In addition, we
encourage Panel organisers to think innovatively and creatively about how
they will facilitate audience interaction in the discussions.
*More information at*: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/panels/
*Submission deadline:* April 15 2017
The ECSCW 2017 Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral
students to discuss their research in an international forum under the
guidance of a panel of experienced CSCW researchers. The Doctoral
Colloquium will be held on Tuesday August 29 2017 as part of the 15th
European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Sheffield, UK.
We invite students who are working in the broad field of CSCW to apply. The
strongest candidates will be those students who have a well-established
research proposal and have made some progress towards it, but still have
time to benefit from advice and feedback by peers and senior colleagues.
Selected candidates will be asked to give short, informal presentations
during the Colloquium. These will be followed by extensive group discussion
in a friendly and constructive workshop.
*More information at*: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium/
*Submission Deadline*: 26 May 2017
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.
*More details*: https://ecscw2017.org.uk/papers-and-exploratory-papers/
*Submission deadline*: 27th January 2017
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!
On behalf of ECSCW 2017,
Alan Chamberlain and Ellie Lockley, Demos and Posters Chairs
Alexander Boden and Claus Bossen, Workshops and Masterclasses Chairs
Daniela Petrelli and Nick Dulake, Design Relay Challenge Chairs
Pernille Bjørn and Wayne Lutters, Panels Chairs
Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Jesper Kjeldskov, Doctoral Consortium Chairs
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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