CSCW 2019


Important Dates

The following are important dates for CSCW 2019:

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 (11:59 PM EST): Submissions due
  • Monday, July 1, 2019: Notification of acceptance

Panels will take place during the CSCW conference.

What is a Panel?

A panel is a collection of people discussing a topic important to our field with energy, insight, and verve - they need not be dull and boring.

Great panels are an excellent way to generate debate, raise new and interesting issues at CSCW, and hear multiple points of view on a given topic. CSCW panels are a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, emerging, boundary-spanning, and boundary-breaking issues.

While paper sessions provide detailed discussions of recently completed work, panels provide an opportunity to hear from researchers in the field about what is on the horizon - or what is already here but not yet recognized, acknowledged, or discussed.

Criteria for Successful Panels

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

  • Discuss relevant, important, and critical topics
  • Engage the audience and provoke discussion
  • Bring several disciplines, methods, or approaches into productive conversation
  • Represent a diversity of individuals, who can bring multiple perspectives to the topic

We also invite submitters to not only form panels with close colleagues who share similar points of view but also to reach out to prospective panelists from across the CSCW community. Feel free to contact other CSCW scholars, or use media like the #cscw2019 Twitter hashtag, or CSCW Community, CSCW Meta Facebook groups to try and find panelists who might want to discuss a particular topic from various approaches.

Submitting a Proposal

Update (June 20, 2019):

Panel proposals should be no longer than 4 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract Format (Word / Latex). References do not count against the page-limit, and you may omit the CCS concepts, keywords, and citation from the first page. Proposals should include:

  • An overview of the panel topics
  • One-paragraph biographical sketches of the panelists describing their expertise
  • Proposed structure and format of the panel, including how you intend to encourage interaction with the audience
  • Any technical requirements

Panel submissions should be e-mailed to the Panels Co-Chairs at

All panel submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, June 24, 2019.

All questions should be directed to

Panels Co-Chairs

Libby Hemphill (University of Michigan)
Edith Law (University of Waterloo)