CSCW 2020 Workshops will be held virtually on October 17 and 18, 2020. We invite workshop proposals from all areas of research related to CSCW and social computing. This year, we are specifically interested in workshop proposals that are timely with respect to the conference’s colocation with UIST 2020 or to pressing societal issues.

Key Dates 

– July 8, 2020 (11:59pm PDT): Deadline for Workshop Proposals.

– July 15, 2020: Notification of Acceptance. Workshop organizers should begin recruiting participants immediately.

– July 31, 2020: Website description and camera-ready abstracts due.

– August 7, 2020: Final version of workshop description submitted to workshop chairs.

– September 25, 2020: Workshop organizers must notify Workshop Chairs with final workshop attendance numbers.
– October 17/18, 2020: Workshops take place virtually at CSCW 2020.


Workshop Proposals


Proposal Structure: 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. Proposals should clearly articulate the technology and tools that will be used to conduct the workshop in virtual space. All proposals should use the Legacy SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format ( Word / LaTeX ).


Virtual Considerations for Accessibilit: We encourage proposal submissions to review the ACM’s many references for organizing accessible conferences (e.g., SIGACCESS’s Accessible Conference Guide ). The CSCW 2020 Accessibility Co-Chairs (Kate Ringland and Christine Wolf) are working closely with this year’s Workshop Co-Chairs in welcoming questions, feedback, or guidance related to making workshops accessible. If questions related to accessibility arise, please direct any them to


Virtual Conference Platform: CSCW2020 is still in the process of selecting the specific virtualization platform and associated technologies. However, workshop organizers can expect that the conference will provide, at a minimum, a virtual conference room (similar to Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans, Google Meet, etc.) that will support interaction and presenting of material from participants’ computers. We expect that breakout rooms will be possible. Workshop organizers who envision needing additional features or who wish to use an alternate platform should initiate a conversation with the Workshop Co-Chairs before submitting their proposal.


Proposal Submission: Workshop proposals should be e-mailed to the Workshop Co-Chairs at; by 11:59 pm PDT on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Submissions will be acknowledged via email. Organizers will be notified about whether their workshop has been accepted on Friday, July 8, 2020.


Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the workshop for publication on the conference website containing the workshop title, names and affiliations of organizers, 200-word abstract, workshop website link, and position paper submission or other participation requirements. The due date for the web description and workshop link is July 31, 2020.


A final workshop description will be published in the ACM Digital Library and will be distributed to all conference attendees in the Conference Proceedings Companion. This description must be submitted by and be formatted in the Legacy SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format Word / LaTeX by August 7, 2020.


Organizers should complete the recruitment process and submit a final headcount to the workshop organizers by September 25, 2020.


Questions concerning workshop proposals should be directed to the CSCW 2020 Workshop Co-Chairs via email:


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How many workshops will be accepted for CSCW 2020?

We do not have an estimated number of workshops that we will accept.

2. What is the cost of workshop registration?

We do not know the cost of workshop registration at this time. Our expectation is that there will be an additional fee for workshop participation, but our goal is to keep this fee as small as possible. We also expect to be able to offer a limited number of fee waivers on an as needed basis to encourage broader participation.

Workshops Co-Chairs

Alex Williams, University of California, Irvine
Saiph Savage, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)



We would like to acknowledge the following people who contributed to the structure or content of this Call for Workshop Proposals in support of making CSCW’s workshops more inclusive, accessible, and effective for everyone in our community as we proceed virtually: 

– Michael Muller, IBM Research

– Cynthia Bennett, Carnegie Mellon Universit1