Important Dates

  • November 10, 2014: Submissions due
  • December 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • March 14-18, 2015: Conference dates

What is a panel?

Panels are a great way to generate debate and raise new and interesting issues at CSCW. With panels we want to provide a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, emerging, boundary-spanning and boundary-breaking issues.

Whereas paper sessions provide detailed discussions of work recently completed, panels provide an opportunity to explore what is on the horizon — or what is already here but not adequately recognized, acknowledged or discussed.

Criteria for Successful Panels

The best panels provide opportunities for audience participation. We especially encourage innovative formats that will:

  • Address relevant, critical and contemporary topics
  • Engage the audience and provoke discussion
  • Engage multiple disciplines in productive dialog

Submitting a Proposal

Panel proposals should be no longer than 4 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format. They should include:

  • The panel topic
  • Details of the panelists presented as one-paragraph biographical sketches describing their expertise
  • The proposed structure and format of the panel, including how you intend to encourage interaction with the audience
  • Technical requirements

Panel submissions should be e-mailed to the Panels Co-Chairs at All panel submissions are due by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Daylight Time on November 10, 2014.

Accepted Proposals

Accepted proposals will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts.

The final photo-ready abstract should be no longer than 4 pages and should include a description of the panel topic, one-paragraph biographical sketches of the panelists, a position statement by each panelist and an overview of the ways in which the position statements relate to each other. When a panel submission is accepted it is the panel organizer’s responsibility to receive confirmation from the panelists.

Please note that presenting panelists are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and accommodation costs.

Interactive Posters Co-Chairs

Louise Barkhuus, Stockholm University
Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University