CSCW is introducing a new quarterly submission model, with paper deadlines on Jan 15, Apr 15, Jul 15, 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:
Papers accepted in the following submission cycles will be invited to present at CSCW 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
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.
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:
Send queries about paper submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
CSCW 2020 is using the new version of Precision Conference System (PCS 2.0): https://new.precisionconference.com/
Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications must comply with the SIGCHI Submission and Review Policy including, but not limited to:
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:
Authors will be able to indicate the primary methodological orientation of their paper, when they upload the paper to the PCS reviewing system:
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.