Call for Participation



  • April 28, 2006: Submissions due
  • June 2, 2006: Notification of acceptance
  • September 23, 2006: Final versions of abstracts due


We are looking for panels that provide a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, and emerging issues. The best panels often are structured as debates and provide opportunities for audience participation. We especially encourage innovative formats that will engage the audience, that address critical and contemporary topics, and that engage multiple disciplines in productive dialog. While paper sessions provide detailed discussions of work recently completed, panels provide an opportunity to explore what is on the horizon -- or what is already here but not adequately recognized, acknowledged or discussed.

Panel proposals should be no longer than 4 pages and should include the panel topic, the names of the panelists who have agreed to participate, one paragraph biographical sketches describing each panelist's expertise, a position statement by each panelist, an overview of the ways in which the position statements relate to each other, and the proposed structure and format of the panel. If supporting technologies are required, the proposal should clearly list these.

Abstracts of accepted Panel proposals, formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template, will be published in a booklet that will be circulated to attendees at the conference; they will not be incorporated into the main CSCW 2006 conference proceedings.

Panel submissions should be e-mailed to the Panels Co-Chairs at All panel submissions are due by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time on Friday, April 28, 2006.

Panels Co-Chairs

Genevieve Bell, Intel, USA
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA