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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.

The conference website is:

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 "CS")?

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 .

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 of Computer
Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing
and Work Practices, 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 benefit from the visibility of being presented and discussed at
the conference. Paper submissions should be formatted following the CSCW
Journal Instructions to Authors:

*   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
(references do not count toward this word limit). 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).
For information on the submission format, see: Authors of exploratory papers will
retain the copyright and will be able to reuse their work in teaching,
future publications, and other scholarly and professional activities, and
to deposit their work in a university repository.

*   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.

Important dates:


*   Friday 4th November 2016: Papers Submission deadline

*   Wednesday 18th January 2017: Notifications due to authors. Papersthat
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.

Exploratory Papers

*   Friday 27th January 2017: Exploratory Papers 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 of Exploratory Papers to be
submitted for publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library

For links to the submission system and for full information on the Program
Committee, please keep following the conference

For more updates, you can follow the ECSCW conference Twitter account:  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 and David Martin, Papers Co-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

Dr.Gabriela Avram
Interaction Design Centre, CS2031
University of Limerick

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