CSCW 2019

Doctoral Consortium

Important Dates

  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 11:59 pm PDT: Deadline for submissions
  • Monday, July 22, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday, August 19, 2019: Camera-ready papers and posters due (5:00pm PDT)
  • November 9 (evening) and November 10 (all day), 2019: Doctoral Consortium

Call for Participation

The CSCW 2019 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in an international forum under the guidance of a panel of experienced CSCW researchers. The Doctoral Consortium will be held on 9 and 10 November as part of the ACM 2019 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Austin, Texas, USA. Selected applicants will be asked to give short, informal presentations during the Consortium. These will be followed by extensive group discussion in a friendly and constructive workshop. Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform CSCW, including anthropology, sociology, information science, computer science, cognitive science, organizational studies, design 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 established direction of research relevant to CSCW, but whose research would benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior colleagues at the Doctoral Consortium. Preference will be given to students who have a defined topic and program of work, i.e., 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.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following items by email to with the subject line “CSCW2019 DC Submission.” All items below should be collated into one PDF file named YOURNAME_CSCWDC2019.pdf (substitute your full name where it reads YOURNAME):

  • A FOUR-page overview (including references) of your doctoral research that describes your research question(s), work in progress, and expected contributions. This overview should also include (1) a paragraph that articulates what you hope to gain from attending the CSCW Doctoral Consortium, and (2) an abstract of no more than 100 words. Your overview will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts. Please submit your application in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract Format (Word, Latex).
  • A short (2-3 paragraph) biographical sketch on another page
  • One publication that best illustrates your research interest + one paper or book that you find most inspiring (perhaps something that you draw on to inform your work, or something that pushed your research in a given direction)
  • As part of the submission email, please indicate the availability of funds to attend the Consortium (e.g., complete funds available through the university/research grant, partial funds available, applied for the SIGCHI Student Travel Grant and was awarded, applied for a travel grant but was not awarded, etc.). See below under “Important Note on Funding.”
  • An email letter from your supervisor sent to indicating that they support your application to the Consortium and they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. These letters should also make reference to how you might benefit from the Doctoral Consortium and how they expect that you might benefit the other students in this group experience. The email should have “CSCW DC: YOUR NAME” in the subject header.

All submissions must be received by the chairs by 11:59 pm PDT on Monday, June 3, 2019. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Submissions will be acknowledged by email once they have been checked for completeness.

All questions should be directed to

Important Note on Funding

We are hoping to offer financial support to a limited number of doctoral Consortium participants. Given the funding uncertainty, we strongly encourage all prospective applicants (domestic and international) to seek alternative funding.

CSCW2019 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Shaowen Bardzell (Indiana University, USA)
Bryan Semaan (Syracuse University, USA)

Doctoral Colloquium Mentors

Casey Fiesler (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Steve Jackson (Cornell University)
Neha Kumar (Georgia Tech)
Andrea Parker (Northeastern University)