Thursday, May 11, 2023: Deadline for submissions due 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time.
- Thursday, June 1, 2023: Deadline for submissions due 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time (extended deadline)
- Thursday, June 8, 2023: Notification of acceptance.
- Thursday, June 29th, 2023: Camera-ready submissions due 23:59 AoE
- Monday to Wednesday, October 16-18, 2023: CSCW Main Conference
WHAT IS A PANEL?
A panel is a collection of people discussing a topic important to our field with energy, insight, and verve. Great panels are an excellent way to generate debate, raise new and interesting issues at CSCW, and hear multiple points of view on a topic. CSCW panels are a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, emerging, boundary-spanning, and boundary-breaking issues.
While paper sessions provide detailed discussions of recently completed work, panels provide an opportunity to hear about what is on the horizon—or what is already here but not yet recognized, acknowledged, or discussed.
We are open to all topics that will stimulate thoughtful discussion relevant to CSCW practitioners and scholars. We particularly welcome panels on:
- The implications of AI (e.g., generative AI, AI in high-stakes contexts)
- Systems research–new frontiers, and how it is evaluated
- Changes in the landscape of commercial and non-commercial social media
- The evolution of peer review
- Emerging legal and policy issues (US section 230, copyright and generative AI, etc.)
- Changes in our profession in both academia and industry
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL PANELS
The best panels provide opportunities for audience participation. We especially encourage proposals for panels that:
- Discuss relevant, important, and critical topics
- Engage the audience and provoke discussion
- Bring several disciplines, methods, or approaches into productive conversation
- Represent a diversity of individuals, who can bring multiple perspectives to the topic
We also invite submitters to not only form panels with close colleagues who share similar points of view but also to reach out to prospective panelists from across the CSCW community and beyond. We are also interested in panels that include representation from practitioners, activists, and scholars from other fields that may provide additional insight into the topic.
POTENTIAL FORMATS FOR 2023
Most panels will follow an in-person format. In-person panels may have at most one remote presenter. A small number will be all virtual. We are exploring the possibility of having virtual panels outside the dates of the main conference.
SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
Panels proposals must be submitted by the submission deadline and each proposal should include an Extended Abstract submitted as a PDF.
The extended abstract should be a maximum of 5 pages (including references) in the single column ACM Master Article Submission Templates. This is the same template used for full papers and not the former landscape template used for extended abstract submissions at CSCW.
Within the 5-page constraint, proposals should include:
- Overview of the panel’s topic(s) and its relevance to the CSCW community
- Proposed structure and format of the panel, including how panel organizers will:
- Encourage interaction with the audience
- Ensure the panel is accessible to all participants (see ACCESS tips for Conference Sessions for ensuring accessibility)
- One-paragraph biographical sketches of the panelists including names, affiliations, and describing their expertise related to the panel
- Any technical requirements
Panel submissions should be submitted using the Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0: https://new.precisionconference.com.
All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nazanin Andalibi (University of Michigan)
- Amy Bruckman (Georgia Tech)
- David Karger (MIT)
Panel organizers and panelists are responsible for their conference registration fees.