Some dates have been updated, please read our COVID-19 announcement to understand the implications of these changes.

Updates for Jan 2020

Important changes

CSCW is introducing a new quarterly submission model, with paper deadlines on Jan 15, June 1, and Oct 15. The first quarterly deadline is Oct 15, 2019.

Papers accepted in the following submission cycles will be invited to present at CSCW 2020:

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • Jan 15, 2020
  • June 1, 2020

Papers accepted in the following submission cycles will be invited to present at CSCW 2021:

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • Jan 15, 2021
  • April 15, 2021

In 2017, CSCW moved all publications to the Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI). Papers accepted to CSCW under the new model will continue to be published in PACM HCI. Publication timelines are being negotiated; papers are expected to be published on a quarterly basis.

While the papers process will be handled by Papers Co-chairs as before, CSCW has newly created the Editor role and formed a team of Editors who will manage the review process. The Editors will assign two Associate Chairs to each submission (i.e., 1AC and 2AC).

There is no separate abstract deadline. Authors need to submit their abstracts plus full papers by the deadline.

More information about the new process is described in CSCW 2020 Changes

Important dates

  • October 15, 2019 : Paper submissions due 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time. Accepted papers are invited to present at CSCW 2020.
  • January 15, 2020:Paper submissions due 23:59 AoE. Accepted papers are invited to present at CSCW 2020. Submissions with Major Revision from the Oct cycle should be submitted by January 30, 2020
  • June 1, 2020: Paper submissions due 23:59 AoE. Accepted papers are invited to present at CSCW 2020.Submissions with Major Revision from the Jan cycle should be submitted by June 1, 2020
  • Oct 15, 2020:Paper submissions due 23:59 AoE. Accepted papers are invited to present at CSCW 2021.Submissions with Major Revision from the June cycle should be submitted by October 15, 2020

Paper reviews will be sent to authors within 8-10 weeks after the deadline.

The submission site will open 2 weeks before each deadline. There is no deadline extension.

Call for papers

CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed conference seeking the best research on all topics relevant to collaborative and social computing. We invite authors to submit papers that inform the design or deployment of collaborative or social systems; introduce novel systems, interaction techniques, or algorithms; or study existing collaborative or social practices. The scope of CSCW 2020 includes social computing and social media, crowdsourcing, open collaboration, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, work practices, CSCL, MOOCs, and related educational technologies, multi-user input technologies, collaboration, awareness, information sharing, and coordination. This scope spans socio-technical domains of work, home, education, healthcare, the arts, sociality, entertainment, and ethics. Papers can report on novel research results, designs, systems, or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities.

CSCW encourages papers that make a contribution to building CSCW systems including (but not limited to) technical enablers for CSCW applications, methods and techniques for new CSCW services and applications, and evaluation of fully-built CSCW systems and lab and field settings.

To support diverse and high-quality contributions, CSCW employs a two-phase review process and does not impose an arbitrary length limit on submissions. Accepted papers will be published in the journal Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI).

Contributions to CSCW across a variety of research techniques, approaches, and domains, including:

  • Social and crowd computing. Studies, theories, designs, mechanisms, systems, and/or infrastructures addressing social media, social networking, wikis, blogs, online gaming, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, virtual worlds or collaborative information behaviors.
  • System design. Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction design, technical foundations, algorithms, and/or toolkits that enable the building of new social and collaborative systems and experiences.
  • Theories. Critical analysis or theory with clear relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems, within and beyond work settings.
  • Empirical investigations. Findings, guidelines, and/or studies on practices, communication, collaboration, or use as related to collaborative technologies. CSCW 2020 welcomes diverse methods and approaches.
  • Mining and modeling. Studies, analyses and infrastructures for making use of large- and small-scale data.
  • Methodologies and tools. Novel methods or combinations of approaches and tools used in building systems or studying their use.
  • Domain-specific social and collaborative applications. Including applications to healthcare, transportation, gaming, ICT4D, sustainability, education, accessibility, global collaboration, or other domains.
  • Collaboration systems based on emerging technologies. Mobile and ubiquitous computing, game engines, virtual worlds, multi-touch, novel display technologies, vision and gesture recognition, big data, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSs, or sensing systems.
  • Ethics and policy implications. Analysis of the implications of socio-technical systems and the algorithms that shape them.
  • Crossing boundaries. Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that explore interactions across disciplines, distance, languages, generations, and cultures, to help better understand how to transcend social, temporal, and/or spatial boundaries.

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CSCW 2020 is using the new version of Precision Conference System (PCS 2.0)

Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications must comply with the SIGCHI Submission and Review Policy including, but not limited to:

  • That the paper submitted is original, that the listed authors are the creators of the work, that each author is aware of the submission and that they are listed as an author, and that the paper is an honest representation of the underlying work.
  • That the work submitted is not currently under review at any other publication venue, and that it will not be submitted to another venue unless it has been rejected or withdrawn from this venue.

Regarding the re-publication in English of work previously published in another language, please refer to section 1.5.4 of the ACM SIGCHI policy:

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers will be used in the Advance Program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted papers must be formatted according to detailed instructions provided by the publisher. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.


Papers accepted to CSCW 2020 will be published in the Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI) journal. The journal uses the single-column ACM Small article template.

The ACM Small template is available for download as part of the ACM Master Template. Please use the most recent version of the master template, even if you have previously downloaded it. Word users: if the typefaces are not showing up correctly, be sure you have installed the fonts included in the ACM template download. Authors using the Overleaf platform can use the templates provided within Overleaf. Papers should be converted to PDF before submission.

*Note:* In preparing initial submissions, authors should make their best effort at matching the ACM-Small template styles and conventions. While minor formatting issues can be addressed during the revision cycle, submissions not attempting to use the official template may be desk rejected.

There is no minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Typical papers are under 10,000 words.

*Note:* Valuable but concise contributions are welcome as short papers. Shorter, more focused papers will be reviewed with the expectation of a small, focused contribution. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.


Papers are subject to anonymous reviewing. Your submission must have authors’ names and affiliations removed, and avoid obvious identifying statements. Any grant information that immediately identifies the author and their institution should be removed as well. Papers that violate this policy will be desk rejected. Please check in particular the front page, headers and footers, and the Acknowledgement section.

Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but rather should be done without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by [authors]” instead of “In our prior work.”

CSCW does not have a policy against uploading preprints to SSRN or arXiv before they are submitted for review at the conference.


With the new quarterly submission model, CSCW is introducing major changes to how the revision cycle works. Please read this section carefully.

Upon submission, a paper will receive one of the following decisions along with the reviews, within 8-10 weeks:

  • Minor revision: This is equivalent to conditional accept. Authors should address the points raised by reviewers within a timeline provided by the Papers Chairs and submit the revised version for final approval.
  • Major revision: This is equivalent to the current “Revise & Resubmit (R&R)”. Authors submit a revised paper in the subsequent deadline (e.g., Oct with major revision needs to be resubmitted in the Jan deadline). This gives authors about four weeks to revise their paper in response to the reviewers’ comments. Authors need to allocate time for a possible revision cycle. 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. When submitting the revised paper, authors are asked to provide a letter explaining how they approached the comments by the reviewers and incorporated the changes in the revision. This is not an invitation to submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers; please submit only completed work of publishable quality. Incomplete or otherwise inappropriate submissions will be desk rejected without review.
  • Reject: While authors may submit their revised paper in any subsequent deadlines, authors should describe all or any part of the paper’s submission history. Papers submitted with no or marginal changes can be desk rejected without review. Further, the Editors may Desk Reject any submission that they believe has little chance of being accepted if it goes through the peer review process.

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, and essays.

Authors are encouraged to submit supplementary material when possible and aligned with their methods. Authors are encouraged to submit links to pre-registrations when appropriate for their work. Authors are encouraged to use open access repositories and make their data and other material FAIR when appropriate for their work. Authors are encouraged to describe efforts to make their work more reproducible. Reviewers are encouraged to support evolving approaches to supporting open and transparent research practices.


Consider submitting a video that illustrates your work, either as a video figure judged as part of your submission (no more than three minutes long). Videos are not required for paper submissions, but are strongly encouraged, particularly for papers contributing novel systems or interaction techniques.


Accepted papers are invited to present at the corresponding conference for that cycle. Authors who wish to present at the conference but are unable to are encouraged to discuss alternative options with the Papers Chairs. Presenting at the conference is strongly recommended but not required.


  • Morgan Ames (UC Berkeley)
  • Andrea Forte (Drexel University)
  • Susan R. Fussell (Cornell University)
  • Uichin Lee (KAIST)
  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández (Snap Research)
  • Sean Munson (University of Washington)

Note: Questions about any part of the submissions and review process should go to the Papers Co-Chairs not the Editors.

Papers co-chairs

  • Juho Kim (KAIST)
  • Siân Lindley (Microsoft Research)
  • Sarita Schoenebeck (University of Michigan)

Program Committee Members

  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, University of Toronto
  • Nazanin Andalibi, University of Michigan
  • Alberto Bacchelli, University of Zurich
  • Eric Baumer, Lehigh University
  • Natalie Bazarova, Cornell University
  • Michael Bernstein, Stanford University
  • Andrew Berry, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • Jacob Biehl, University of Pittsburgh
  • Robin Brewer, University of Michigan
  • Jed Brubaker, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Kapil Chalil Madathil, Clemson University
  • Joel Chan, University of Maryland
  • Yunan Chen, University of California Irvine
  • Shiwei Cheng, Zhejiang University of Technology
  • Marshini Chetty, University of Chicago
  • Kenny Choo, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Rumi Chunara, New York University
  • Adrian Clear, Northumbria University
  • Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
  • Nicola Dell, Cornell Tech
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos, Northwestern University
  • Dominic DiFranzo, Lehigh University
  • Daniel Epstein, University of California Irvine
  • Jordan Eschler, Facebook
  • Guo Freeman, Clemson University
  • Ge Gao, University of Maryland
  • Radhika Garg, Syracuse University
  • Elena Glassman, Harvard University
  • Tesh Goyal, Jigsaw, Google
  • Colin Gray, Purdue University
  • Shion Guha, Marquette University
  • Xinning Gui, Pennsylvania State University
  • Francisco J. Gutierrez, University of Chile
  • Ido Guy, eBay Research Israel
  • Oliver Haimson, University of Michigan
  • Kyungsik Han, Ajou University
  • Benjamin Mako Hill, University of Washington
  • Sungsoo (Ray) Hong, New York University
  • Simo Hosio, University of Oulu
  • Youyang Hou, Google
  • Roberto Hoyle, Oberlin College
  • Malte Jung, Cornell University
  • Brian Keegan, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nam Wook Kim, Boston College
  • Funda Kivran-Swaine, Facebook
  • Marina Kogan, University of Utah
  • Nicolas LaLone, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Alex Leavitt, Facebook
  • Sung-Ju Lee, KAIST
  • Gilly Leshed, Cornell University
  • Tun LU, Fudan University
  • Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech
  • Gabi Marcu, University of Michigan
  • David McDonald, University of Washington
  • Tanushree Mitra , Virginia Tech
  • Jonathan Morgan, Wikimedia
  • Matti Nelimarkka, University of Helsinki / Aalto University
  • Thomas Olsson, Tampere University
  • Xinru Page, Bentley University
  • Drew Paine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Nadia Pantidi, University College Cork
  • Andrea Parker, Northeastern University
  • Jessica Pater, Parkview Research Center
  • Sameer Patil, Indiana University Bloomington and New York University
  • Nat Poor, Independent
  • Martin Porcheron, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Marlen Promann, Purdue University
  • Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Computer Science Department
  • Elissa Redmiles, Microsoft Research / Princeton University
  • Katharina Reinecke, University of Washington
  • Christian Remy, Aarhus University
  • Daniel Romero, University of Michigan
  • Niloufar Salehi, University of California Berkeley
  • Nithya Sambasivan, Google
  • Saiph Savage, WVU and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Patrick Shih, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Vivek Singh, Rutgers University
  • Robert Soden, Columbia University
  • Ozge Subasi, Koc University
  • Bongwon Suh, Seoul National University
  • Mia Suh, University of Washington
  • Na Sun, Pennsylvania State University
  • John Tang, Microsoft Research
  • Yuan-Chi Tseng, National Tsing Hua University
  • Aditya Vashistha, Cornell University
  • Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Northern Arizona Universityv
  • Rojin Vishkaie, Ball State University
  • Dhaval Vyas, University of Queensland
  • Dakuo Wang, IBM Research
  • Rick Wash, Michigan State University
  • Nicholas Weber, University of Washington
  • Mark Whiting, Stanford University
  • Susan Wyche, Michigan State University
  • Diyi Yang, Georgia Tech
  • Dongwook Yoon, University of British Columbia
  • Tina Yuan, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Alexey Zagalsky, Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management
  • Amy Zhang, MIT CSAIL
  • Qian Zhao, Bloomberg
  • Haiyi Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tawfiq Ammari, Rutgers University
  • Chia-Fang Chung, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Syed Sajid Hussain, COMSATS Institute of IT
  • Jean Young Song, KAIST
  • Kristen Vaccaro, UCSD
  • Hao-Chuan Wang, UC Davis