Call for Participation | Doctoral Colloquium
Important Dates

The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced CSCW researchers and practitioners. The colloquium itself will begin with dinner Saturday night February 23, 2013 and continue all day Sunday February 24, 2013.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform CSCW, including anthropology, sociology, computer science, cognitive science, organizational studies, and related fields. We are particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups that have not traditionally been well-represented at past CSCW conferences.

Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already well-established direction of research relevant to CSCW, but whose research would benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior colleagues at the Doctoral Colloquium. Preference will be given to students who have a defined topic and program of work e.g., who have proposed their topics and are within 2 years of graduation within a 5 year program or are half way through a 3 (or 4) year program.

The Colloquium committee will select approximately 15 participants who will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by extensive group discussion. Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.

Applicants should submit the following items by email to with the subject line "CSCW2013 Colloquium Submission." All items below should be collated into one PDF file named YOURNAME_CSCWDC2013.pdf (substitute your full name where it reads YOURNAME):

All submissions must be received by the chairs by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time on November 2, 2012. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.


We are hoping to offer financial support to doctoral colloquium participants. The details of this support will be announced in the future.

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology
David McDonald, University of Washington