Call for Papers

Research Papers, Workshops and Master Classes, Demos and Videos, Work-in-Progress, Doctoral Colloquium

You may download the preliminary Call for Papers and the Conference Flyer.

Submission deadline for full papers and notes: 4 February, 2013.

ECSCW 2013 calls for submissions reporting on investigations into cooperation in real world settings and designs of innovative technologies to support collaboration.

ECSCW is interested in cooperative settings in the workplace, in everyday life, and the civic society, and across boundaries between these spheres of life.

The conference is soliciting high quality contributions that advance the state of the art in CSCW:

  • empirical studies of work that contribute to the design space
  • novel techniques and technologies
  • enhancement of the conceptual foundations

In particular, the conference welcomes contributions that focus on:

  • Empirical studies of collaboration in settings ranging from work to civic engagement and everyday life
  • Comparative analyses of empirical studies that contribute to a deeper understanding of domain specific or more general CSCW principles
  • Empirical studies on the appropriation of innovative technologies
  • Studies on collaborative work in emergent and developing economies
  • Investigations into the usage and design of coordination artefacts as well as webs of technology (infrastructures)
  • New technology-enabled forms of organization and virtual organizing
  • Innovative technologies, applications, or functionality in support of collaborative work
  • Conception, construction and use of CSCW technologies in complex and demanding settings, like manufacturing, software engineering, healthcare, care giving, security, and control systems
  • Architectures supporting CSCW technologies with quality requirements, such as flexibility, tailorability, and adaptability
  • Ubiquitous and mobile computing in collaborative settings: empirical research of use, studies of integration with other CSCW technologies and applications
  • Innovative use of social media to support collective action

All contributions will be rigorously evaluated in terms of their novelty, significance, quality, and contribution to the discipline. Accepted research papers and notes will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer and freely available at the ECSCW website at: They will also be indexed in and available through the ACM digital library.

ECSCW 2013 requires that submissions have not been published previously and that papers submitted are not under simultaneous review for any other publication.

How to Submit

All contributions must be rendered anonymous to facilitate double blind review. Authors should take care throughout their paper that their own and their institution's identity is not revealed. Relevant references to an author's previous research should not be suppressed, but rather should be made impersonally, if they are required for reviewers to understand and evaluate the paper's contribution.

All submissions will be handled electronically.

You may submit here.

Research Papers

There are two kinds of research paper contributions: full papers and notes. Both kinds of contributions must be formatted in strict accordance with the ECSCW formatting instructions (author kits and paper templates available for Word, PDF, and LaTeX) and must be submitted in PDF format.

Full papers may be up to 20 pages in length. Full papers should present original reports of substantive new work and make clear the novel aspects of the research they present and its contribution to the development of CSCW theory and systems design.

Notes may be up to 12 pages in length. Notes should present substantial although more focused results of a research activity, i.e. a single finding. They will be evaluated in a similar manner as full papers.

Submission Deadline: February 4, 2013

Workshops and Master Classes

Submission Deadline: June 28, 2013

Demos and Videos

Live demonstrations and videos form an important part of the conference technical program. Demonstrations of both research prototypes and commercial products by those directly involved in developing the systems are welcomed.

Submission guidelines to be announced

Submission Deadline: June 7, 2013


Work in progress is a new peer reviewed submission category for ECSCW 2013. More information can be found here.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2013 (5:00pm PDT)

Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium offers PhD students in CSCW the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other CSCW researchers. Students from all the CSCW related disciplines are encouraged to apply, although numbers will be limited.

Submission guidelines to be announced

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2013

Proceedings Volume 2 (The conference supplement)

Demos and videos, Works in Progress and doctoral colloquium abstracts as well as workshop and master class descriptions will be published in ECSCW 2013 Proceedings Volume 2 (previously known as the conference supplement). Volume 2 will be printed in the Aarhus University, Department of Computer Science Report Series and available in printed form for the conference participants as well as online.




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