***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** where computer science meets social networks --- 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 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ 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 > > > CALL FOR PAPERS, COMPUTER-SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK 2013 (CSCW 2013) > San Antonio, TX, Feb 23-27 > http://cscw.acm.org > > 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. > > IMPORTANT DATES > * 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 > > SUBMISSIONS > 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 http://cscw2012.org/. CSCW 2013 expects to build on > this success. > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.