We invite you to submit workshop proposals to be held at CSCW 2023. Workshops are pre-conference events to meet new attendees, share ideas, and discuss research.

Topics may be about anything relevant to the CSCW community. We especially encourage workshops for newer and more emergent areas and proposals that bring together diverse voices in our community, both in terms of organizers and participants. We look forward to new and exciting formats that can use the workshop timeslot and format for creative and non-traditional “workshops.” In past CSCW workshops, this has included data or research jams, hackathon-style coding events, science slams, collaborative and open writing groups, and other non-traditional uses of the workshop format. 

The Workshop Chairs’ priority is to create a carefully curated workshop program that will appeal to many CSCW attendees. The Workshop Chairs will select CSCW workshops with consideration of the quality of the proposal, composition of the organizer team, topical relevance, timeliness, and ability to execute depending on the proposed format. Depending on the volume of submissions, we may ask high-quality yet overlapping proposals to consider modifying their submissions, i.e., by combining organizing committees or augmenting the workshop dates. We may also ask workshops to change modality requirements to allow for more workshops at CSCW. You will be notified of any requests/changes at notifications/acceptance. 


Workshops this year may be entirely in-person, hybrid, or entirely remote. The default for workshops will be fully in-person only or fully remote. Hybrid proposals should consider thoughtful and innovative applications of the workshop format that support CSCW’s core values of inclusion and accessibility.

Workshop proposals should specifically address their intended modality (in-person, hybrid, remote) and details on how they plan to execute an accessible and inclusive participation setup. This information is particularly crucial for proposed hybrid workshops. This may include details of synchronous or asynchronous activities, pre-workshop activities to facilitate interaction or other means of equitably connecting with in-person and remote participants. Please note that, depending on the number of submissions and format requested, we may ask workshops to adjust formats.

Support for remote/hybrid workshops will run similarly to their in-person counterparts. There is limited tech support for workshops of any modality, and organizers will be responsible for the technical execution of their plans in the proposal. All organizers will receive Workshop Chair and SV support, and participants will pay the same registration fee for workshops regardless of modality. 


Workshop proposals should include an abstract and a detailed proposal in the ACM single-column format. The abstract should be no more than 200 words. The body of the proposal should be at most 3000 words (excluding references). 

Proposals should include the following:

  • description of the theme(s) of the workshop
  • workshop activities and goals, and a proposed schedule
  • whether the workshop will be in-person, hybrid, or remote, and plans to support this execution (see above)
  • duration of the workshop (one or two full days)
  • names and background of the organizer(s)
  • maximum number of participants
  • recruiting and selecting participants
  • equipment and supplies needed to run the workshop

Please note that workshops receive minimal technology support, which is reflected in the low fee for attending them. Organizers will have pens, large paper pads, and WiFi in the conference area. Organizers should plan to bring their own equipment insofar as possible and necessary to execute the workshop (e.g., laptops, portable supplies) and will be responsible for the security of their own equipment. We encourage workshop organizers to create web-based resources for their workshops so that advertising, submission, and organization can be handled online.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via Precision Conference Solutions (PCS) by Thursday, 11th May 2023. To submit, please use the Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0: (Please ensure you are in the CSCW workshop track when submitting.) This year, we will be using the ACM Publication System (TAPS) process; all workshop proposals should follow the instructions and use the Word/LaTeX Master Article templates located here. All proposals should be in single-column format. We recommend reviewing successful workshop proposals from last year to understand the recently covered workshop topics and how authors designed their workshops for a virtual environment.

Organizers will be notified whether their workshop has been accepted on Thursday, 15th June 2023. Due to the multifaceted criteria for creating a workshop program, reviews will not be sent to potential workshop organizers. Accepted workshops must 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 6th July 2023.

A final workshop description will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all conference attendees in the Conference Proceedings Companion. This workshop description should use the Word/Latex templates located here, and must be submitted by 6th July 2023.

Organizers should complete the recruitment process and submit a final headcount to the workshop organizers by 15 October 2023.

Questions concerning workshop proposals should be directed to the CSCW 2023 Workshop Co-Chairs via


We encourage proposal submissions to review the ACM’s references for organizing accessible conferences (e.g., SIGACCESS’s Accessible Conference Guide). The CSCW 2023 Equity and Accessibility Co-Chairs are working closely with this year’s Workshop Co-Chairs in welcoming questions, feedback, or guidance about making workshops accessible. If questions related to accessibility arise, please direct them to 


  • Stevie Chancellor (University of Minnesota)
  • Aisling Ann O’Kane (University of Bristol)