[Air-l] CSCW02

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Fri Dec 28 13:52:46 PST 2001


CSCW conferences, announcements below, generally attract smart computer
scientists interested in building and studying groupware and
communityware. They tend to be academics, corporate software researchers
and developers, and a few government folks.

The conference is held every other year. This year in New Orleans!!
I've gone to 3 in the past decade -- and have learned much and enjoyed the
congenial group.

There are some important gaps in CSCWniks' purview -- as there are in any
other groups -- but I do want to encourage you to attend.


  Barry Wellman        Professor of Sociology       NetLab Director
  wellman at chass.utoronto.ca   http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
  Centre for Urban & Community Studies        University of Toronto
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 11:13:17 -0800
From: Elizabeth Churchill <churchill at pal.xerox.com>
To: 'Barry Wellman' <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: RE: networking

Hi there Barry

Anyway wanted to wish you all the best for the holiday season and send you
the call for papers for CSCW - do pass it around to those you think may be
interested and I do hope you will come. 

All the best,


Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to participate in the ACM 2002 Conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work, which will convene November 16-20 in
New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference program will include research papers,
videos, interactive posters, demonstrations, panels, tutorials, workshops, a
doctoral colloquium, and other exciting activities.

Please forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested; our
apologies if you receive multiple copies. If you have any questions, please
visit our web site (http://www.acm.org/cscw2002) or contact us by email
(cscw2002-info at acm.org). We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! 

Elizabeth Churchill & Joe McCarthy,
Conference Co-Chairs


ACM 2002 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002)

            Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on 

            Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP) and 

            Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). 

New Orleans, Louisiana, 16-20 November 2002


cscw2002-info at acm.org

                    Call for Participation
The CSCW Conference is an ideal venue for presenting research and
development achievements in the design, introduction, and use of technology
that affect groups, organizations communities and societies. Although work
is an important area of focus for the conference - the conference has
traditionally focused on such topics as the use of email, chat, voicemail
and videoconferencing in supporting people's work activities and working
relationships - technology is increasingly supporting a wide range of
recreational and social activities. As consumer markets continue to expand,
more and more people are able to connect online and we are moving toward a
Computer Supported Cooperative World. Appropriate topic areas for CSCW 2002
therefore include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate
communication, coordination, cooperation and even competition among people,
including entertainment, games, art, music and the remote sharing of
intimate moments. 

Given its broad scope, CSCW is a multi-disciplinary conference, and
participation of people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives
is strongly encouraged. We welcome submissions from researchers and
practitioners in all sectors, including academia, industry and government. 

CSCW has consistently been at the leading edge of thinking about the role of
coordination and communication technologies in our lives. With your help,
CSCW 2002 will play an important role in continuing this tradition. Come and
help us make CSCW a stimulating and exciting event.

Topics of interest include but  are not restricted to the following:

* Innovations and experiences with Intranets, the Internet, WWW  

* Innovative installations: CSCW and the arts  

* Innovative technologies and architectures to support group activity,
awareness and telepresence 

* Social and organizational effects of introducing technologies 

* Theoretical aspects of coordination and communication  

* Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative practices

* Ethnographic and case studies of work practice  

* Working with and through collections of heterogeneous technologies  

* Emerging issues for global systems

The following are brief descriptions of the CSCW 2002 participation
categories; prospective participants should visit our web site
(http://www.acm.org/cscw2002) to learn more about these categories.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS:  Students are invited to apply to volunteer at CSCW
2002. In exchange for 20 hours of volunteer work, students will receive
complimentary conference registration and an invitation to the conference
reception.  The number of student volunteer positions will be limited.
Interested students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the
2001-2002 school year should apply using the form on the conference website
as soon as possible.

RESEARCH PAPERS:  Papers should present original, unpublished research on
technological mediation of activities affecting groups of people. Potential
areas of interest include theory, methodology, empirical investigations,
architectures, prototypes and experiences related to the development,
deployment and use of computer systems supporting all aspects of shared
activities, including, but not limited to, activities at work, in the home,
in education, and the arts. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages,
including the abstract, all figures and references. 

VIDEOS: Videos are a great way to present work that involves dynamic
interaction, ranging from demonstrations of new systems to complex aspects
of group communication and work practice. Potential topics include, but are
not limited to demonstrations of innovative research prototypes;
demonstrations (but not marketing) of innovative aspects of commercial
systems; studies of work practice that have implications for CSCW;
retrospective collections of significant CSCW fields of work; and visions of
future technologies.

INTERACTIVE  POSTERS: Interactive Posters provide an opportunity for
researchers to present work in a more open format where authors interact
directly with groups of conference attendees. We especially encourage
submission of late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not
suitable for a full paper, innovative ideas not yet validated through user
studies, student research, and other research best presented in this open
format. Interactive Poster submissions should include a poster abstract of
no longer than 2 pages, including all figures and references. 

DEMONSTRATIONS: Demonstrations allow conference participants to view novel
or noteworthy CSCW systems in action, discuss the systems with those who
created them, and perhaps to try them out. Appropriate demonstrations
include applications, technologies, research prototypes and products. This
forum is not an opportunity for marketing or sales presentations. Presenters
must have been directly involved with the development of the system and be
able to explain the differentiating and novel contributions of the system.
Demo proposals should be a maximum of 4 pages.

PANELS: Panels should examine innovative, provocative, controversial, or
late-breaking issues. The best panels are often structured as a debate with
an opportunity for audience participation. We also welcome novel suggestions
of topics or formats such as impromptu design by a panel or comparative
empirical analyses by expert panelists who have divergent perspectives. We
are open to innovative formats including live demonstrations and/or
technology competitions. Panel proposals should be no longer than 4 pages.

TUTORIALS: Tutorials should be designed to give participants the opportunity
to learn about CSCW concepts and techniques in intensive sessions. Proposals
are solicited for half-day and full day tutorials. Tutorial proposals should
be no longer than 5 pages.

WORKSHOPS: Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore emerging
areas of CSCW research with a group of like-minded researchers and
practitioners. Workshops may focus on any aspect of CSCW theory or practice,
established concerns or new ideas. The goal of the workshop is to share
understandings and experiences, to foster research communities, to learn
from each other and to envision future directions. Workshops are typically
run for a full day.

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM:  This Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can
meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced CSCW
researchers and practitioners. We welcome applicants from a broad range of
disciplines and approaches that inform CSCW, including sociology, computer
science, cognitive science, and related fields. Applicants should be beyond
the proposal stage and into their dissertation research. The Colloquium
committee will select approximately 10 participants who will be expected to
give a short, informal presentation of their work during the Colloquium, to
be followed by a discussion. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages.

SUBMISSIONS:  CSCW 2002 requires online submission. Please see the CSCW 2002
website (http://www.acm.org/cscw2002) for information about online
submission information. All submissions should be formatted according to the
standard ACM SIGCHI publication guidelines.

                        IMPORTANT DATES
March 22, 2002 Papers due
April 19, 2002 Videos, Panel Proposals, Tutorial Proposals and Workshop
Proposals due
June 7, 2002 Notification of accepted Papers, Videos, Panels, Tutorials and
June 28, 2002    Interactive Posters due
July 12, 2002 Demonstration Proposals and Doctoral Colloquium submissions
July 19, 2002 Final version of Papers due
August 9, 2002 Final version of Videos and Video Abstracts due
August 16, 2002 Notification of accepted Interactive Posters, Demonstrations
and Doctoral Colloquium submissions
October 5, 2002 Final versions of Panel abstracts, descriptions and position
statements; Tutorial notes; Interactive Posters; Demonstrations abstracts;
and Doctoral Colloquium submissions due 
November 16, 2002 CSCW 2002 conference begins

For more information, please visit our web site
(http://www.acm.org/cscw2002) or send us email (cscw2002-info at acm.org).

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