• Thursday, May 11, 2023: Deadline for submissions due 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time. 
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023: Notification of acceptance. 
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023: Camera-ready submissions due 23:59 AoE time.


CSCW 2023 demonstrations present implementations of new CSCW systems and concepts. The curated demonstrations allow conference participants to view novel and noteworthy CSCW systems in action, discuss the systems with those who created them, and try them out. Appropriate demonstrations include applications, technologies, and research prototypes, and may showcase work that has been or is being published at CSCW or elsewhere. Demonstrations can also serve to showcase novel commercial products not previously described in the research literature.

Fast Track: authors of accepted full papers at CSCW 2023, or accepted full papers or demos at the past three CSCW conferences (2020-22) that were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic may submit a 1-page fast-track entry into the Demos track (see below for details).

Compelling demonstrations can include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Multi-user interactions with large displays
  • Hardware and tangible devices that have the potential for novel cooperative interactions
  • Augmented or immersive environments
  • Novel social networking systems
  • Design interventions in MOOCs or other large learning environments
  • Visualizations of collaborative social and workflows
  • Crowdsourcing, community-sourcing, or crowdfunding demonstrations
  • Demonstrations should be interactive and provide attendees with a hands-on experience.

Presenters must have been directly involved with the development of the system and be able to explain the unique and novel contributions of the system.

We encourage the submission of demos that were previously shown at other venues, but that will be novel to the CSCW audience, as such demos can serve to build bridges between research communities. Authors should state previous demo venues in their submission and point out differences from previous demos.

All questions about Demos should be directed to


At CSCW 2023, demos will be showcased during a special evening demo reception. These demonstrations will be spaced around a large hall, and will run concurrently during the block of time set aside for demonstrations. Attendees will be free to explore the room and visit demos of interest. This promotes informal interaction and in-depth information exchange among demo presenters and attendees. A demo presentation should be brief so that it can be shown repeatedly to many attendees.

The demo chairs may request additional information during the review period to assess the feasibility of proposed demos. All demonstrations will be advertised and showcased in the conference pack and throughout the conference. In addition, a panel of judges will select one demonstration to receive a Judges’ Choice Best Demo Award. Conference attendees will vote for a demonstration to receive a People’s Choice Best Demo Award.

Submission Materials

Demonstration submissions consist of two required and one optional components.

  • A 4-page extended abstract (required) – will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the Companion Publication and distributed to all attendees.
  • A demo system summary that describes the logistics of the demonstration (required) – will not be published in the ACM Digital Library.
  • A video of the system in action, particularly if it helps illustrate the proposed demonstration (optional).

The extended abstract is a description of the project goal or research problem, contribution, and value to CSCW attendees of max. 4 pages. It will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all attendees as part of the Conference Companion Publication. The extended abstract details the kinds of cooperative activities the demonstration is intended to support, the noteworthy and distinguishing ideas or approaches it embodies, a brief description of the system that will be demoed, and a clear statement of the demo’s relevance to the CSCW audience. The extended abstract should be submitted in PDF format, following the ACM Master Article Submission Templates (single column):

The demo system summary is a short description of the demo, the team, and the required setup. The system summaries will not be published in the ACM Digital Library. In a separate document, please include answers to the following questions – proposals missing a clear and detailed plan will likely be rejected:

  • Information about the presenter(s), including their relationship to the project.
  • Demonstration requirements. Provide a detailed description of what you need to make the demonstration work, such as needed space, equipment support, and Internet connectivity. 
  • Do you plan to gather research data about attendees’ interactions with the system? If so, describe what data you plan to gather and an example of the release form that you would ask attendees to sign. If the demo that collects user data is accepted, proof of final IRB approval must be submitted by October 6th (if your home institution has an IRB). CSCW can provide a “letter of cooperation” to assist with your IRB application, if needed. If your institution does not require IRB approval, a letter stating so from the demo presenters must be submitted instead.

Optionally, the demo submission can be supported by a short video. This should be at most 5 minutes long. If a demo submission is accepted, the authors will be required to submit a video of the demo, which will be made available to conference attendees (in-person and remote) and required to be accessible (e.g., with closed captions).

Demos are juried by the CSCW demo chairs and a group of juries, and there is no rebuttal phase. Due to the nature of the juried process, authors will not receive review feedback and will only be informed about the decision.

Fast Track 

Authors of accepted full papers at CSCW 2023, or accepted full papers or demos at the past three CSCW conferences (2020, 2021, 2022) that were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic may submit a fast-track entry into the Demos track. For fast-track submissions, the authors only need to submit a 1-page description of the demonstration format and requirements, while referring to the full paper for details of the system that will be demonstrated. Note that the fast track DOES NOT guarantee acceptance. The 1-page description, if accepted, will not be included in the ACM Digital Library. We expect that authors that opt for this fast track will present their demonstrations in-person.

Alternatively, the authors of accepted papers (at CSCW 2023 or previous CSCWs) may also opt to submit a regular 4-page extended abstract for the demonstration, which will be included in the ACM Digital Library if accepted.

Remote Demonstrations

We expect that most demonstrations will be presented in-person. A small number of remote demonstrations may be possible. Authors who plan to do a remote demo should clearly indicate so in their submission, list the facilities needed, and describe the plan for coordinating the remote demo experience. The demo chairs may reach out to the authors to discuss the format of the demonstration and its feasibility.

Submission Instructions

The extended abstract, system summary, and URL for accessing the video must be submitted via PCS at by May 11, 2023 11:59 pm anywhere on earth (AOE) time. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please direct all questions regarding the demo submissions to We look forward to seeing you!

Note: For all accepted submissions, at least one author should register for the conference.


Augusto Esteves (ITI / LARSYS, University of Lisbon)

Toby Li (University of Notre Dame)


Young-Woo Park (UNIST)

Yaxing Yao (University of Maryland Baltimore County)