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  Barry Wellman

   S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC               NetLab Director
   Department of Sociology                  725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
   University of Toronto   Toronto Canada M5S 2J4   twitter:barrywellman             fax:+1-416-978-3963
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2012, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:

> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:12:48 -0600
> From: Reid Priedhorsky <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: CSCW 2013 Publicity <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: CSCW 2013 Call for Papers
> Hi Barry,
> I'm publicity chair for CSCW 2013, the ACM conference on Computer-Supported 
> Cooperative Work. Your name is on a list of people who have helped to spread 
> the word in previous years -- specifically, to the CITASA and SOCNET 
> communities. If you could pass on this CFP, that would be awesome.
> Thanks, and please let me know what questions you have!
> Reid Priedhorsky
> San Antonio, TX, Feb 23-27
> CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how 
> technology intersects with social practices. To support diverse and 
> high-quality contributions, CSCW employs a two-phase review process described 
> below. CSCW does not impose an arbitrary length limit on submissions; please 
> refer to the call below for details about aligning paper contribution and 
> length.
> * May 25, 2012: Title and Abstract requested (to improve reviewer match)
> * June 1, 11:59 Pacific Daylight Time: Submissions due
> * July 27: First-round notification (Revise & Resubmit or Reject)
> * August 27, 11:59 Pacific Daylight Time: Revised papers due
> * October 19: Final notifications
> * November 26, 11:59 Pacific Daylight Time: "Camera-ready" due
> Title, abstract and paper submissions must be made via the Precision 
> Conference System. A link to the submission site will be made available by 
> early May.
> We invite submissions that detail existing practices or inform the design or 
> deployment of systems. The scope of CSCW includes, but is not limited to, 
> social computing, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, 
> collaboration, information sharing, and coordination. It includes 
> socio-technical activities at work, in the home, in education, in healthcare, 
> in the arts, for socializing and for entertainment. New results or new ways 
> of thinking about, studying or supporting shared activities can be in these 
> and related areas:
> - Social Computing. Studies, theories, designs, mechanisms, and software 
> infrastructures addressing social networking, user-generated content, online 
> gaming, crowdsourcing and collective intelligence, virtual worlds, 
> collaborative information seeking, etc.
> - Theories and models. Critical analysis or organizing theory with clear 
> relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems.
> - System design. Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction 
> design, technical foundations, or toolkits that enable the building of new 
> social and collaborative systems.
> - Empirical investigations. Findings, guidelines, ethnographic studies of 
> technologies, practices or use of communication, collaboration and social 
> communication technologies.
> - Methodologies and tools. Novel methods or combinations of approaches and 
> tools used in building systems or studying their use.
> - Domain-specific social and collaborative applications. For healthcare, 
> transportation, gaming (for enjoyment or work), ICT4D, sustainability, 
> collective intelligence or global collaboration, or other domains.
> - Collaboration systems based on emerging technologies. Mobile and ubiquitous 
> computing, game engines, virtual worlds, and sensor-based environments.
> - Crossing boundaries. Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that 
> explore interactions across disciplines, distance, languages, generations, 
> and cultures, to help better understand how to transcend social, temporal, 
> and spatial boundaries.
> Papers should detail original research contributions. Papers must report new 
> research results that represent a contribution to the field. They must 
> provide sufficient details and support for their results and conclusions. 
> They must cite relevant published research or experience, highlight novel 
> aspects of the submission, and identify the most significant contributions. 
> Evaluation is on the basis of originality, significance, quality of research, 
> quality of writing, and contribution to conference program diversity.
> PAPER LENGTH (new for CSCW 2013)
> There is no arbitrary minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, 
> reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to 
> its length. Papers should report research thoroughly but succinctly: brevity 
> is a virtue. Many research papers will be 10 pages long (the previous length 
> limit for papers) but may be shorter if the contribution can be described and 
> supported in fewer pages. While we will review papers longer than 10 pages, 
> the contribution must warrant the extra length: the more you write, the more 
> work for reviewers! Shorter, more focused papers (called Notes in years prior 
> to 2013) are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. Papers 
> whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.
> Papers will be presented at the CSCW conference and will be included in the 
> conference proceedings archived in the ACM Digital Library. CSCW does not 
> accept submissions that were published previously in formally reviewed 
> publications or that are currently submitted elsewhere.
> Submissions must be in the HCI Archive Format.
> Send queries about Paper submissions to [log in to unmask]
> Papers are subject to blind reviewing. Your submission should have authors' 
> names and affiliations removed and avoid obvious identifying features. 
> Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but please cite 
> it without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say "Prior work 
> by [author]" instead of "In my prior work."
> Papers must include an abstract of no more than 150 words. Titles and 
> Abstracts that are uploaded to PCS early will be used to find the best 
> possible reviewer matches. Consider submitting a video that illustrates your 
> work, either as a video figure judged as part of the submission (no more than 
> two minutes long and 30MB in size) or as a longer stand-alone submission to 
> the video track (Call for Videos). Videos are not required for submission of 
> papers.
> CSCW 2013 Papers submissions must be uploaded online at the PCS submission 
> system by 11:59 Pacific Daylight Time on June 1, 2012 to be considered. 
> Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, 
> the titles, authorship, and abstracts of Papers will be used in the Advance 
> Program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be 
> proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no 
> publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time.
> Final versions of accepted Papers must be formatted according to the detailed 
> instructions. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the 
> proceedings and ACM Digital Library.
> CSCW 2013 will continue the "Best of CSCW" awards program, in accordance with 
> SIGCHI guidelines. Upon acceptance, some Papers will be nominated for 
> additional review to identify "Honorable Mention" and "Best" awards. 
> Approximately 5% of submissions may be nominated and 1% of total submissions 
> awarded Best Paper.
> REVIEW PROCESS (new as of CSCW 2012)
> Papers will undergo two review cycles. After the first review a submission 
> will receive either a "Revise&Resubmit" or "Reject" notification. Authors of 
> papers that are not rejected have about 4 weeks to revise and resubmit them. 
> The revision will be reviewed as the basis for the final decision. This is 
> like a journal process, except that it is limited to one revision with a 
> strict deadline.
> The primary contact author will be sent the first round reviews. 
> Revise&Resubmits will require significant attention to prepare the 
> resubmission for the second review. Authors of Revise&Resubmits will be asked 
> to provide a description of how reviewer comments were addressed. Submissions 
> that are rejected in the first round cannot be revised for CSCW 2013, but 
> authors can begin reworking them for submission elsewhere. Authors need to 
> allocate time for revisions after July 27, when the first round reviews are 
> returned. Final acceptance decisions will be based on the second (revised) 
> submission.
> The revision cycle enables authors to spend a month to fix the English, 
> integrate missing papers in the literature, redo an analysis, adopt 
> terminology familiar to this field, and perhaps even gather more data, 
> problems that in the past could lead to rejection. It also provides the 
> authors of papers that would have been accepted anyway the opportunity to 
> make their submissions even stronger contributions to the CSCW research 
> literature. The revision is submitted with a letter where the authors explain 
> how the paper was revised, allowing more interaction between authors and 
> reviewers.
> This review process is not an effort to change the ?quality bar? for CSCW, 
> either to raise or lower it! Instead, the intent is to give more authors a 
> chance to clear the bar. This process may lead to more diverse kinds of 
> papers qualifying. Reviewers have more time to consider the significance as 
> well as the technical quality of submissions. Authors from related 
> disciplines have an opportunity to adjust to the literature and terminology 
> found in CSCW.
> This is not an invitation to submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers. 
> As in the past, submit the paper that you would like to have published. 
> Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Nearly half of submissions may 
> be rejected on the first round, enabling the reviewers to focus on papers 
> that have a good chance for acceptance. The strongest first round submissions 
> will receive reviews that make it clear to the authors that few or no 
> revisions are required for acceptance Acceptance is not guaranteed for papers 
> making the second round; however, the CSCW 2012 experience showed that the 
> majority of papers that made it to the second round were accepted. As a 
> specific data point, nearly all submissions that received an average review 
> score of 4 (out of 5) or higher were accepted.
> Additional author benefits: The rebuttal, which was focused on pointing out 
> reviewing flaws, is replaced by a revision, which can be more appealing to 
> read and actually improve your work. Authors of papers not making it through 
> the first round benefit from a very quick turnaround.
> The CSCW 2012 program was the largest in the history of the conference, and 
> reactions from the community were largely very positive. To get a sense of 
> the range of topics covered, you can view the CSCW 2012 program which 
> comprised 164 papers, 65 interactive posters, 14 workshops, as well as demos, 
> videos, and other events CSCW 2013 expects to build on 
> this success.

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