• May 11, 2023: Deadline for submissions (AoE)
  • June 8, 2023: Notification of acceptance
  • June 29, 2023: Final versions of overview and posters due (AoE)
  • October 14 (evening dinner) and October 15 (all day), 2023 in-person Doctoral Consortium.


The CSCW 2023 Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in an international forum under the guidance of a panel of experienced CSCW researchers. The DC will be held on October 14 and 15 as part of the ACM 2023 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Participants will be asked to give a presentation during the DC. They will receive feedback from mentors and coaches. 

The DC’s primary purpose is to create a forum for promising PhD students to present and develop their research (i.e., dissertation projects). Community building is another significant goal. To achieve these goals, we will provide a forum for PhD students from various fields (e.g., Communication Studies, Computer Science, Information Science and Science and Technology Studies) to present their research, receive feedback, and to informally engage with each other, as well as senior CSCW scholars. Students will be able to apply to either the in-person DC or an individual Online Coaching session. We are particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups that have not traditionally been well-represented at past CSCW conferences.

In-Person Mentoring

This is an in-person all-day event on October 15th and a dinner on the previous night, October 14th. Registration fees must be paid, and the publication will appear in the companion proceedings. DC participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference. 

International students are asked to account for US visa application timelines when applying for the DC.

Online Coaching

In lieu of a virtual DC, there will be a competitive DC Coaching Session. Students will follow the same application process as those with the in-Person DC (except for the poster session). There will be no registration fee and no publication of the submissions.


Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already established direction of research relevant to CSCW, but whose research would benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior colleagues. Preference will be given to students who have a defined topic and program of work, i.e., who have proposed their topics and are within 2 years of graduation within a 5-year program or are half way through a 3 (or 4) year program.


  • A 4-page research overview (plus 1 page for references). See formatting details below.
  • A two-page curriculum vita (CV)
  • A letter of support from their advisor.


Applicants should submit the following items by email to
 with the subject line “CSCW2023 DC Submission.” All items below should be collated into one PDF file named YOURNAME_CSCWDC2023.pdf (substitute your full name where it reads YOURNAME):

  • A 4-page overview (including abstract) of your doctoral research that describes, at minimum, your research question(s), work in progress, and expected contributions. Your overview will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts.
    • See formatting details below.
  • A two-page curriculum vita (CV).
  • A letter of support from their advisor. It should state the student has proposed their topics and or are within 2 years of graduation within a 5-year program or are halfway through a 3 (or 4) year program. Also, what the student will contribute to the cohort of students.

All submissions must be received by the chairs by AOE on May 11, 2023. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Submissions will be acknowledged by email once they have been checked for completeness.


Word authors: Because CSCW papers are published in PACM HCI that uses the Sheridan service, authors need to use the old interim ACM Small template, which is no longer published on ACM websites. Please use the following link to access the templates:

LaTeX authors need to use the template which is available at, and insert the acmsmall call.

Overleaf authors need to use the template at, and use the acmsmall call.

Important Note on Funding to Accepted DC Participants

It is expected that NSF financial support will be provided to doctoral Consortium participants in US-based institutions. 

We strongly encourage students outside of the US to seek funding.

All questions should be directed to


Rosa I. Arriaga (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Susan Wyche (Michigan State University)