ECSCW 2011 calls for submissions reporting on investigations into cooperation in real world settings, designs of innovative technologies to support collaboration, and studies dealing with the appropriation of these technologies. Conceptual work related to theory building is encouraged, as well.

ECSCW is interested in cooperative settings in the workplace, in everyday life, and the civic society, and across boundaries between these spheres of life. Submissions should address the unfolding practices of everyday work and life, and the application of computing technologies in these practices. Papers may also focus on design of such technologies or on historical accounts of use. With design is meant processes, methods, and outcoming artefacts. ECSCW solicits reports reflecting a rich variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including field studies and participatory approaches.

ECSCW is a bi-annual, international conference series. Since 1989, it has engaged researchers and scholars from academia and industry with high quality presentations and intense discussions ( ECSCW is affiliated with the European Association of Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET):

The conference is soliciting high quality contributions that report

  • novel techniques and technologies relevant to CSCW,
  • empirical studies of work that contribute to the design space of CSCW,
  • enhancement of the conceptual foundations of CSCW.

In particular, the conference welcomes contributions that focus on:

  • Empirical studies of collaboration in settings ranging from work to civic engagement and everyday life.
  • Comparative analyses of empirical studies that contribute to a deeper understanding of domain specific or more general CSCW principles.
  • Empirical studies on the appropriation of innovative technologies.
  • Innovative technologies, applications, or functionality in support of collaborative work.
  • Investigations into the usage and design of coordination artifacts as well as webs of technology (infrastructures).
  • New technology-enabled forms of organization and virtual organizing.
  • Collaboratories, distributed scientific work, and CSCW aspects of e-science.
  • Studies dealing with the technology induced reshaping of the division of labor between customers and producers and within the supply chain, e.g. prosuming phenomena.
  • Studies of intercultural cooperation, such as in globally engaged enterprises, multinational organizations, international NGOs, networks of the civil society, and off-shoring relationships.
  • Studies on collaborative work in emergent and developing economies.
  • Conception, construction and use of CSCW technologies in complex and demanding settings, like manufacturing, software engineering, healthcare, care giving, security, and control systems.
  • Ubiquitous and mobile computing in collaborative settings: empirical research of use, studies of integration with other CSCW technologies and applications.
  • Integration of CSCW technologies with existing infrastructures, such as information systems, production systems, decision support systems, and knowledge management systems.
  • Conception, construction, and use of innovative interaction modes for CSCW applications, e.g. interfaces and supportive functionalities for universal access.
  • Architectures supporting CSCW technologies with quality requirements, such as flexibility, tailorability, and adaptability.
  • Innovative use of social media to support collective action.
    Studies of collaboration across time, including knowledge management and expertise sharing.

All contributions will be rigorously evaluated in terms of their novelty, significance, quality, and contribution to the discipline. Accepted research papers and notes will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer and freely available at the ECSCW website at: They will also be indexed in and available through the ACM digital library.

ECSCW 2011 requires that submissions have not been published previously and that papers submitted are not under simultaneous review for any other publication.

Important Dates

  • 7 February, 2011: Papers and notes submissions due (electronic submission)
  • 15 March 2011: Master classes and workshops due (electronic submissions)
  • 25 March, 2011: All other submissions due (electronic submission)
  • 8 April, 2011: Accept/reject notification for papers, notes, master classes and workshops
  • 1 May, 2011: Finished papers (camera-ready electronic submission)
  • 24-28 September, 2011: Conference at Aarhus University

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