Attending a Workshop

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore emerging areas of CSCW research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. Workshops may focus on any aspect of CSCW theory or practice, established concerns or new ideas. However, new themes which reflect contemporary developments and which might be expected to draw a sufficient number of participants are very much encouraged. The goal of a workshop is to share understandings and experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other and to envision future directions. For a sample of workshop topics from the last conference, please look at the CSCW 2011, CSCW 2012, CSCW 2013, CSCW 2014, CSCW 2015, CSCW 2016 and Workshop Programs.

Workshops are held on Saturday, February 25 or February 26, 2017 in the Doubletree Portland (conference hotel) the weekend before the main conference program.

Please see our Workshop Program if you are interested in participating:

Important Dates for Workshop Organizers

  • October 17, 2016 11:59pm PDT: Workshop proposal deadline
  • October 31, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • November 7, 2016: 200 word Web abstract and workshop link due
  • December 5, 2016: Final camera-ready versions of abstracts due
  • mid-December 2016/mid-January 2017: Workshop submissions due and accepted submissions notified -- see individual workshops (workshop list available after Nov. 7, 2016) for information, deadlines, and updates
  • February 25 and/or 26, 2017: Workshops take place at CSCW 2017

Workshop proposals should consist of both an abstract and a detailed proposal. The abstract should be no more than 200 words. The body of the proposal should be no more than 3000 words, and should include a description of the theme(s) of the workshop, the workshop activities and goals, the duration of the workshop (one or two full days), the background of the organizer(s), the maximum number of participants, the means of recruiting and selecting participants, and the equipment and supplies needed to run the workshop.

Please note that workshops receive minimal technology support, which is reflected in the low fee for attending them. This means that organizers should plan to bring their own equipment insofar as it is possible to do so (e.g., projector, laptops, portable supplies) and will be responsible for the security of their own equipment. We encourage workshop organizers to create web-based resources for their workshops so that advertising, submission and organization can be handled online.

Questions concerning workshop proposals should be directed to the CSCW 2017 Workshop Co-Chairs via email:

Workshop proposals should be e-mailed to the Workshop Co-Chairs at by 11:59pm PDT on Monday October 17, 2016. Submissions will be acknowledged via email.

Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the workshop title, names and affiliations of organizers, 200-word abstract, workshop web site, and position paper submission or other participation requirements. The due date for the web description and workshop link is November 7, 2016.

A final workshop description will be published in the ACM Digital Library and will be distributed to all conference attendees in the Conference Extended Abstracts. This description must be submitted by December 5, 2016 and be formatted in Extended Abstract Format.

Workshops Co-Chairs

Michal Jacovi, IBM Research – Haifa
Dave Randall, University of Siegen
Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro