CSCW 2018 attendees may be affected by the Executive Order signed by the President of the United States in 2017. This Executive Order banned most people from entering the U.S. if they hold passports from a specific set of countries (Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen,and Somalia). We will work to accommodate any presenting authors who cannot travel to the US for visa reasons related to the ban. These authors’ papers will be included in the proceedings regardless of the author registration and attendance status, and we will seek ways for authors to remotely present their work at the conference. If you are such an author, please email the general chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we will attempt to accommodate interested attendees from those countries that are not able to attend for reasons related to the ban, though we may limited capacity to support such attendees. Email the telepresence chairs at email@example.com for details.
We support statements made by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Science Council (ICSU) that the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being and, furthermore, that the practice of science requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication.
We welcome questions and suggestions from the community about this topic.
Vanessa Evers, Mor Naaman