November 3-7, 2018 : New York City's Hudson River (Jersey City)
Overview

CSCW 2018 attendees may be affected by the recent Executive Order signed by the President of the United States in 2017, banning most people from entering the U.S. if they hold passports from a specific set of countries. We guarantee to accommodate remote participation by any presenting author denied entry for this reason, and will attempt to accommodate potential attendees as well.

See Special Notice below for details.

General Visa Information

The sites http://www.unitedstatesvisas.us/ and http://travel.state.gov have information about obtaining a visa for those traveling to the United States. These sites have links to websites for U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. The embassy and consulate websites have very helpful information about procedures, timelines, communities served, required documentation, and fees.

Invitation Letters

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services supportletters@acm.org with the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport Current postal mailing address

  • The name of the conference you wish to attend

  • Your Registration Confirmation Number

  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the 'sole author' or a 'co- author'.

Please note visa support letters are issued via email by PDF and the original is mailed to your current postal address.

For more information on Visa Support Letters, please consult the ACM page here.

Special Notice

CSCW 2018 attendees may be affected by the Executive Order signed by the President of the United States in 2017. This Executive Order banned most people from entering the U.S. if they hold passports from a specific set of countries (Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen,and Somalia). We will work to accommodate any presenting authors who cannot travel to the US for visa reasons related to the ban. These authors’ papers will be included in the proceedings regardless of the author registration and attendance status, and we will seek ways for authors to remotely present their work at the conference. If you are such an author, please email the general chairs at chairs2018@cscw.acm.org.

In addition, we will attempt to accommodate interested attendees from those countries that are not able to attend for reasons related to the ban, though we may limited capacity to support such attendees. Email the telepresence chairs at tele2018@cscw.acm.org for details.

We support statements made by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Science Council (ICSU) that the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being and, furthermore, that the practice of science requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication.

We welcome questions and suggestions from the community about this topic.

Vanessa Evers, Mor Naaman
chairs2018@cscw.acm.org