Call for Participation



  • (EXTENDED!) July 10, 2006: Submissions due (two required components: extended abstract and demo system summary, please see below)
  • August 14, 2006: Notification of acceptance
  • (UPDATED) September 25, 2006: Final camera-ready Demonstration extended abstract due


CSCW 2006 demonstrations present implementations of interesting and new CSCW systems and concepts. The peer-reviewed 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. Demonstrations can also serve to showcase novel commercial products not previously described in the research literature.

Demonstrations should be interactive and allow attendees to enjoy hands-on experience. Demonstrations are spaced around a large room and run concurrently within a set block of time, with attendees free to visit demos of interest. This promotes informal interaction and in-depth information exchange among demo presenters and attendees. A demo presentation session should be brief so that it can be shown repeatedly to many attendees.

The demo 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 unique and novel contributions of the system.

Demonstration submission consists of a two required components, both due on July 7, 2006 July 10, 2006: 1. A two-page extended abstract and 2. A one-page demo system summary:

  1. The extended abstract is a two pages description of the project goal or research problem, contribution, and value to the CSCW attendees. The extended abstract details the kind(s) of cooperative work the demonstration is intended to support; the noteworthy and distinguishing ideas or approaches it embodies; and a brief description of the system that will be actually shown in the demo session. The extended abstract should be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template and submitted in PDF format. The extended abstracts will be published in a booklet that will be circulated to attendees at the conference; the extended abstracts will not be incorporated into the main CSCW 2006 conference proceedings.
  2. The demo system summary includes a 1 page description of the demo and the required setup. It provides information about the presenter(s), including their relationship to the project and a detailed description of needed space, equipment support, Internet connectivity and any other related requirements. The demo system summary page is used by the demo chairs and will not be published (there is no need to follow any specific format requirements regarding this writeup).

Optionally, the demo submission can be supported by a short Video Figure. The video should be at most two minutes long and 30MB in size. See the Videos CFP for more information.

Demonstration submissions (two required components: extended abstract and demo system summary) should be e-mailed to the Demonstrations Co-Chairs at All submissions must be received by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time on Friday July 7, 2006 Monday, July 10, 2006. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Please direct all questions regarding the demo submissions to

Looking forward to seeing you in Banff!!

Cory and Ehud

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Cory Sanoy, Smart Technologies, Canada
Ehud Sharlin, Interactions Lab, University of Calgary, Canada