*Call for Submissions *
*GROUP 2020 *
*ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work *
*PACM HCI affiliated conference *
*January 6-8, 2020, 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020, we will
continue new submission categories that were introduced in 2016. GROUP 2020
will again offer the opportunity to authors of newly published papers from
the Journal of CSCW (http://link.springer.com/journal/10606) to present
their papers in the conference. Second, the submission category “Design
Fictions” will be maintained.
In addition, papers will now be published as an issue of the recently
created journal, *Proceedings of the ACM (PACM).*
Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:
*Research Papers.* This venue gives the occasion to present and interact
with the audience. Accepted papers will be published in the PACM. Please
use the ACM Small format for submissions, available for download as part of
the ACM Master Template. Papers have no fixed minimum or maximum page
numbers, paper length should be commensurate with contribution. Research
Paper submissions must be submitted online at the GROUP 2020 conference
*Important Dates *
- Papers Abstract and Title Submission: February 22nd, 2019
- Papers Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019
- 1st Round Notifications: April 12
- Resubmit: May 31st
- 2nd Round decisions: July 5th
- Camera ready: July 19th
*Working Papers (WP).* WPs 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
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*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 the GROUP 2020 conference site.
*Important Dates *
- Design Fiction Submission Deadline: June 7, 2019
- Resubmission for PACM papers: September 1, 2019
- Design Fiction Decision Announced: October 1, 2019
*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. Workshop proposals should also include a description of
how the workshop will be publicized and a strategy for recruiting and
selecting participants. It should specify any 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 at
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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.
Accepted research papers will be published in a issue of PACM in HCI.
Design Fictions, posters, and doctoral consortium extended abstracts will
be published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital
Library. Accepted Workshop proposals will be published in a paper-based
● 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
● Cooperative knowledge management.
● Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
● Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms
● 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,
● Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration.
● Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
● Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
● Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative
*Other Important Dates*
Submission dates for other venues will be announced later.
If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:
*Papers Chairs: *
Ingrid Erickson, Syracuse University
Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen
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Louise Barkhuus, IT University of Copenhagen
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
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