Call for Participation



  • March 17, 2006: Submissions due
  • June 2, 2006: Notification of acceptance
  • *Extended* August 21, 2006: Camera ready versions of accepted CSCW Notes and copyright release forms due

Submissions and Reviewing:

(See also Guide to Successful Submissions)

CSCW Notes are intended to increase the diversity of the technical program by encouraging new types of submissions. CSCW Notes aims to bring research into the CSCW community that is relevant and original, but that might not fit well within the traditional long papers program.

Like long papers, CSCW Notes should present original, unpublished research on technological mediation of activities affecting groups of people. However, CSCW Notes are designed to be more succinct and focused than long papers. Examples of potential topics of CSCW Notes are:

  • A new implementation approach that addresses a significant technical issue in CSCW systems.
  • The design of a new interaction technique that supports groups.
  • A new methodology for studying CSCW systems that the authors believe the CSCW community should consider and discuss.
  • A case study of the use of a CSCW system in a domain not typically studied by CSCW researchers.
  • An analysis of a specific situation that could benefit from CSCW support, especially one that CSCW researchers typically don't consider.
  • A follow-up paper based on a previously published paper.

CSCW Notes are not expected to include an extensive discussion of related work. However, CSCW Notes should be situated with respect to closely related work. They are limited to 4 pages and will follow the same deadlines as long papers.

CSCW Notes will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of the contribution to the field, quality of research, quality of writing and contribution to conference program diversity. They will be presented by the author(s) at the conference and published in the main conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

This year CSCW 2006 is introducing a 'Best Notes' awards program which will run in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. After first review, Notes of a suitable standard will be nominated for secondary review in order to award 'Most Honourable Mention' and 'Best' status to outstanding submissions.

CSCW Notes submissions should be no longer than 4 pages, including the abstract, all figures, and references, and must be formatted according to the detailed submission instructions found at See the Submission Instructions for more details. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 100 words. Authors who are submitting Notes are also encouraged to consider submitting videos that illustrate their work, either as a short video figure (judged as part of your submission) or as a stand alone longer video (that you should submit as an independent video submission). The video figure must be no more than two minutes in length and 30MB in size. Good quality video figures will appear in the Video Proceedings. Please refer to the Call for Videos for details on Full Videos and how to produce videos of acceptable quality.

Note that this is a blind review process: the submitted copy should have all authors' names and affiliations blanked out, and should avoid any obvious identifying features. While authors should leave citations to their own relevant work unanonymized, they should reference it in a way that doesn't readily identify them as the authors. For example use "Prior work by [ref]" instead of "In our prior work."

CSCW 2006 Notes submissions must be received by Friday, March 17, 2006, 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Notes must be submitted online at the ACM SIGCHI conference site. Instructions for submission will be posted here when the submission site opens.

Any questions about submitting a Note should be directed to

Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All submitted materials for rejected Notes will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted Notes will be kept confidential until the date of the conference with the exception of the title, authors and abstract which will be used as part of the advanced program description. Submissions should contain no information or materials that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publications that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication

Final versions of accepted Notes and copyright release forms must be formatted and submitted by August 18, 2006 according to the detailed instructions.

CSCW Notes Co-Chairs

Susan R. Fussell, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kori Inkpen, Dalhousie University, Canada