Call for Participation



  • April 28, 2006: Workshop Proposals due
  • June 12, 2006: Notification of Acceptance
  • September 15, 2006: Workshop position papers due


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. 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. For a sample of workshop topics from the last conference, please look at the CSCW 2004 Workshop Program.

Workshops run for one full day. Opportunities will be available for the outcome of workshops to be reported to the rest of the CSCW conference through posters and for reports on the workshops to be published in SIGGROUP Bulletin.

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 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 (overhead projector and screen) which is reflected in the low fee for workshops. Organizers may bring their own equipment (e.g., LCD projector) 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 2006 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, April 28, 2006. Submissions will be acknowledged via email.

CSCW Workshops Co-Chairs

Bo Begole, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University, Canada