Call for Participation | Videos

Important Dates

Deadline Extended!

The CSCW Videos Program provides researchers, designers, and practitioners with opportunities to present their cutting-edge work in an interactive fashion in front of an expert audience. Videos are ideally suited to demonstrate the practical application of research results and the functionality of CSCW systems, visualize the outcome of research and development projects, or describe inspiring visions of future systems that are grounded in today′s reality. The Videos Program provides a venue to present work that involves dynamic interaction, ranging from demonstrations of new systems to complex aspects of group communication and work practice.

Potential topics include, but definitely are not limited to:

Video submissions should be self-explanatory. In other words, they should not require the viewer to read the abstract. Videos will be judged primarily on the clarity of their presentation and the structure and quality of their content, with fancy effects being a welcome but secondary consideration.

Video figures submitted as companions to Papers and Notes programs will also be considered for inclusion in the Video Program depending on their quality and appropriateness.

Video Presentation & Publication

Accepted videos will be shown during a session at the conference where authors will have an opportunity to introduce their work, play the video, and then answer questions asked by the audience. As part of this session, we will also be showing historical CSCW videos and acknowledging a Best Video award.

Each accepted video and its extended abstract will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts. Because of this, videos cannot contain copyrighted materials (and we have to be strict about this).

Guidelines for Video Creation

Creating a compelling and engaging video is difficult work. We suggest that those considering to submit videos follow some general suggestions:

There are also various sources that contain suggestions for video creation (note that submission requirements for other venues may vary from CSCW 2013):

Authors are also encouraged to look at past successful video publications. For example, see here for successful CSCW videos:


Tin Can Classroom:

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will include two parts:

Video Submission Instructions

The submission process has changed since last year (we are no longer requiring storyboard submissions with the videos). Instead, this year we will be using a submission process similar to the Paper and Notes submission process.

Phase 1: Video Submission, October 23, 2012, 5:00 PM PDT

E-mail your extended abstract (in PDF format) and a URL containing a downloadable copy of your video to . If the abstract's file is larger than 10MB, please do not attach to e-mail, but send a link where we can download the file. Videos will then be reviewed for:

On November 2, 2012, you will receive reviews on your submission and one of three decisions: accept, revise and resubmit, or reject.

Phase 2: Revise & Resubmit, due November 30, 2012

All submissions that have been revised should be resubmitted by the above deadline for a second review. At this point, the submission will either be accepted or rejected. The goal of the second review will be to ensure you have addressed the reviewer suggestions for changes.

Additional Help for Video Editing

Several packages are available to help you author your videos. Free authoring packages are included in both Windows (Windows Movie Maker) and MacOS (iMovie) platforms. Tutorials can be found here:

Videos cannot contain copyright materials; this includes background music. If you are looking for copyright free music, consider searching in the Creative Commons.

Please send any and all questions related to the video program to .

Video Co-chairs
Sasa Junuzovic, Microsoft Research
Carman Neustaedter, Simon Fraser University