Note: The review process described below applies to the Online First submissions only, not CSCW Spring 2018 submissions.
Papers will undergo two review cycles. After the first round of review, a submission will receive either a "Revise & Resubmit" or a "Reject" notification (along with the reviews themselves). Authors of papers designated "Revise & Resubmit" will have two weeks to revise their paper in response to the reviewers' comments. Authors will need to allocate time for possible revisions during the period between June 12th and July 10, 2017. Revised papers must be re-submitted via the PCS system by 11:59 PM PDT on July 10, 2017. Note that an invitation to "Revise & Resubmit" is not a guarantee of acceptance--the revision will be re-reviewed as the basis for the final decision. This is similar to a journal process, except that it is limited to a single revision with a strict deadline.
The revision cycle enables authors to address issues raised by reviewers that may have been a cause for rejection under prior conference reviewing schemes, such as the need to improve readability/grammar, discuss missing citations, redo some analyses, adopt terminology familiar to the field, and/or reframe ideas more clearly. It also allows authors of papers that may have been accepted under a single-cycle approach to further strengthen their papers, perhaps better positioning themselves for consideration for "Best of CSCW 2018" recognition. Along with their revised paper, authors submit a letter explaining the key changes they have made, allowing more interaction between authors and reviewers.
With the resubmission of R&R papers, authors are asked to provide a letter explaining how they approached the comments by the reviewers and incorporated the changes in the revision. See examples of "change summary" documents submitted with papers in past CSCWs.
This is not an invitation to submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers; please submit only work of publishable quality. Incomplete or otherwise inappropriate submissions will be desk-rejected without review. Based on prior years’ experience with this process, we anticipate that roughly half of submissions will be rejected after the first round of this process. Note that the dual-round review process is not inherently tied to any target acceptance rates.
Authors will be able to indicate the primary methodological orientation of their paper, when they upload the paper to the PCS reviewing system:
Technical/Systems, e.g. building novel systems, algorithms, implementing novel features in existing systems, etc.
Empirical-Qualitative, e.g. ethnography, workplace studies, qualitative user studies, etc.
Empirical-Quantitative, e.g. "big data," quantitative user studies, statistical methods, etc.
Design, e.g. design implications, guidelines, methods, techniques, etc.
Mixed Methods, e.g., combined qualitative and quantitative empirical research, design explorations combined with technical feature development.
Theoretical, e.g. conceptual frameworks, theory underpinning CSCW studies/domains, theoretical analysis.
This information will be used to match the paper with a program committee member who is experienced with work of that character. CSCW values work from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives - specific evaluation types are not a prerequisite for acceptance (Greenberg & Buxton, 2008).
Greenberg, S., and Buxton, B. "Usability evaluation considered harmful (Some of the time)" in: CHI, ACM, Florence, Italy, 2008, pp. 111-120.
"Best of CSCW 2018" Awards
CSCW 2018 Online First papers will be considered for "Best of CSCW" awards with the full set of 2018 accepted papers in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. Papers that have been nominated as noteworthy by reviewers or Program Committee members will receive additional review by the Best Papers Committee, who will identify "Honorable Mention" and "Best" awards. Approximately 5% of submissions may be nominated and 1% of total submissions awarded Best Paper.
Authors will be expected to prepare a camera-ready version of their paper in accordance with ACM’s Digital Library formatting guidelines. Authors may be asked to identify funding sources (to assist in compliance with government access mandates). Further information will be provided at the time of acceptance.
The CSCW Proceedings is a peer-reviewed archival publication. Note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. For Online First submissions, this date would be in late 2017. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
Authors of accepted papers will have to choose whether to pay for open-access publication (this decision is made after acceptance and will not affect the review decision). Authors also will have to choose among three options for rights management: copyright transfer (or government copyright), a limited exclusive right to publish, or author-retained rights (only for author-paid open access articles). All authors of ACM-published articles retain substantial rights, see http://authors.acm.org for more details.
All papers accepted for CSCW 2018 from either the Online First or subsequent final deadline are expected to be presented at CSCW 2018 by at least one of the authors. The presentation format may differ for Online First papers but is guaranteed to include some form of oral presentation at the conference. The conference will find ways to accommodate those who are unable to travel to the United States due to geo-political reasons.
Program Committee Members
Morgan Ames, UC Berkeley
Gabriela Avram, University of Limerick
Shiri Azenkot, Cornell Tech
Brian Bailey, UIUC
Saeideh Bakhshi, Facebook
Eric Baumer, Lehigh University
Alexander Boden, Fraunhofer
Claus Bossen, Aarhus University
Nina Boulus-Rødje, University of Copenhagen
Barry Brown, KTH
Joel Chan, CMU
Rumi Chunara, NYU
Adrian Clear, Northumbria
Rob Comber, Newcastle
Andy Crabtree, Nottingham
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse
Munmun de Choudhury, Georgia Tech
Cleidson de Souza, Vale Institute of Technology & Federal University of Pará
Nicola Dell, Cornell Tech
Jana Diesner, UIUC
Jesus Favela, CICESE
Joel Fischer, Nottingham
Benjamin Fonseca, UTAD
Andrea Forte, Drexel
Guo Freeman, Cincinnati
Wai-Tat Fu, UIUC
Ge Gao, Cornell
Jorge Goncalves, Université du Luxembourg
Nitesh Goyal, Google
Antonietta Grasso, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Nir Grinberg, Harvard IQSS
Shion Guha, Cornell
Francisco Gutierrez, University of Chile
Carl Gutwin, Saskatchewan
Aaron Halfaker, Wikimedia
Benjamin Hanrahan, Penn State
Brent Hecht, Northwestern
Yun Huang, Syracuse
Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern
Quentin Jones, NJIT
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Sweden, Informatik
David Karger, MIT
Brian Keegan, Boulder
Ryan Kelly, Bath
Juho Kim, KAIST
Matthias Korn, Siegen
Jess Kropczynski, Penn State
Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech
Walter Lasecki, U. Michigan
Alex Leavitt, Facebook
Vera Liao, IBM
Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers
Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech
Jonathan Morgan, Wikimedia
Michael Muller, IBM
Sean Munson, Washington
Naja L. Holten Møller
Claudia Müller, Siegen
Oded Nov, NYU
Nicole Novielli, University of Bari
Aisling Ann O’Kane, University College London
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine
Konstantinos Papangelis, University of Liverpool
Sameer Patil, Irvine
Fabiano Pinatti, University of Siegen
Michael Prilla, TU Clausthal
Daniele Quercia, Bell Labs
Emilee Rader, Michigan State
Dave Randall, University of Siegen
Katharina Reinecke, University of Washington
Lionel Peter Robert, U. Michigan
Alan Said, University of Skövde
Antti Salovaara, University of Helsinki
Nithya Sambasivan, Google
Christian Sandvig, U. Michigan
Saiph Savage, WVU
Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich
Patrick Shih, Indiana
Vivek Singh, Rutgers University
Jaime Snyder, University of Washington
Kate Starbird, University of Washington
John Tang, MSR
Loren Terveen, U. Minnesota
Jenn Thom, Spotify
Peter Tolmie, University of Siegen
Jessica Vitak, U. Maryland
Dhaval Vyas, QUT
James Wallace, Waterloo
Dakuo Wang, IBM
Leon Watts, Bath
Jason Wiese, University of Utah
Paweł W. Woźniak, University of Stuttgart
Volker Wulf, Siegen
Naomi Yamashita, NTT Communication Science Lab
Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern
Haiyi Zhu, U. Minnesota