Call for submissions

ECSCW 2015 calls for submissions reporting on investigations into cooperation in real world settings and designs of innovative technology to support collaboration. ECSCW covers cooperative settings in a range of settings, including the workplace, everyday life, and the civic society, and across the boundaries between these spheres of life.

The conference is soliciting high quality contributions that advance the state of the art in CSCW:

  • empirical studies of collaborative practices contributing to design
  • novel techniques and technologies supporting collaboration
  • enhancement of the conceptual foundations in the field of CSCW

In particular, the conference welcomes contributions that focus on:

  • empirical studies of collaborative practices in all settings, ranging from work to civic engagement and everyday life
  • analyses of empirical studies that contribute to a deeper understanding of practices, principles, and concepts in CSCW
  • empirical studies on the appropriation of innovative technologies
  • studies of collaborative work in emergent and developing economies
  • design and use of CSCW technologies in complex and demanding settings, such as manufacturing, software engineering, healthcare, care giving, security, and control systems
  • investigations of the design and use of coordination artifacts as well as their underlying infrastructures
  • architectures supporting CSCW technologies and analyses of their quality  (such as flexibility, tailorability, and adaptability)
  • innovative technologies, applications, or functionality supporting collaborative work
  • ubiquitous and mobile computing in collaborative settings: empirical research of use studies of integration with other CSCW technologies and applications
  • new technology-enabled forms of organizing collaboration, including virtual organizations
  • innovative use of social media to support collective action

All contributions will be rigorously evaluated in terms of their quality, novelty, significance, and contribution to the CSCW. Accepted research papers 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 2015 requires that submissions have not been published previously and that papers submitted are not under simultaneous review for any other publication.