Call for Participation | Workshops

This is the call for participation for workshops organizers. If you would like to participate in a workshop, please see the list of accepted workshops.

Deadlines and Important Dates for Workshop Organizers

  • 8 July 2011, 5:00 PM PDT: Submissions due via email
  • 11 September 2011: Notification of acceptance
  • 25 September 2011: Revised 150 word Workshop Abstract for web
  • 25 November 2011: Suggested deadline for workshop position papers
  • 1 December 2011: Final versions of extended abstracts due
  • 11 and 12 February 2012: One and two-day workshops take place at CSCW 2012


Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore emerging areas of CSCW research with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. Workshops may focus on any aspect of CSCW theory or practice, established concerns or new ideas. However, radical new ideas expected to draw a sufficient number of participants are very much encouraged! The goal of a workshop is to share understandings and experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other and to envision future directions. For a sample of workshop topics from the last conference, please look at the CSCW 2010 and CSCW 2011 Workshop Programs.

Workshop proposals should consist of an abstract and a detailed proposal. The abstract should be no more than 150 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, and the means of recruiting and selecting participants.

Workshops are intended as small group discussions. Therefore, they receive minimal technology support which is reflected in the low fee for workshops. Organizers should plan to bring their own equipment (e.g., projector and laptops) 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.

Questions concerning workshop proposals should be directed to the CSCW 2012 Workshop Co-Chairs via email: .

Workshop proposals should be e-mailed to the Workshop Co-Chairs at by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged via email.

Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the workshop title, names and affiliations of organizers, 150-word abstract, workshop web site, and position paper submission or other participation requirements. The due date for the web description is Sept 25th, 2011.

A final workshop description will be published in the ACM Digital Library and will be distributed to all conference attendees in the Conference Extended Abstracts. This description must be submitted by November 21, 2011, and be formatted in Extended Abstract Format.

Workshops Co-Chairs

Darren Gergle, Northwestern University
M. Antonietta Grasso, Xerox Research Centre Europe