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CSCW '92--Sharing Perspectives ACM 1992 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work November 1-4, 1992 Toronto, Canada ------------------------------------------------- C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N ------------------------------------------------- We invite submissions of original work to the ACM 1992 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '92). CSCW is the melding of communications and computing technology to support work and other activities in groups varying in task, size, permanence, and structure. CSCW is interdisciplinary, with participation from computer science, behavioural, social and organizational studies, and practical management and engineering disciplines. Theory and research in computer and communications systems, on the nature of group and organizational work, and on the development and use of CSCW systems are appropriate for this conference. The theme of CSCW '92 is Sharing Perspectives. Contributions that demonstrate links between technological and behavioural perspectives, between design and use of systems, or between theory and experience are especially appropriate. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Q Contributions to general theories of coordination Q Empirical studies of cooperative work practices Q Experiences with technology for cooperative work Q Computer or communication-based environments that support cooperative work Q Architectures for computer or communication-based systems for cooperative work Q Methodologies and/or systems for the analysis of cooperative work practices. CRITICAL DATES -------------- Submissions must be received by...............March 13, 1992 Acceptance notification.......................May 15, 1992 Final versions of Papers, Panels, Demonstration Abstracts, and Tutorial Notes...July 15, 1992 GENERAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS ------------------------------- A standard cover sheet is required for all submissions. It must contain: Q Category of submission (paper, panel, tutorial, demonstration, video, or workshop) Q Title Q Name, affiliation, addresses (physical and electronic), and telephone numbers of all authors Q Name of primary contact person. Submissions must be in English and abide by the additional SPECIFIC SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS for their respective categories. Send FIVE copies of all submissions to the Technical Program Chair: Robert Kraut Bell Communications Research 445 South Street, Room 2E-232 Morristown, NJ 07960-1910 ------------- P A P E R S ------------- Theory, methodology and concept papers present new theories, empirical results, methodologies, architectures, prototype systems, or design concepts that stimulate new ways of thinking about, supporting, or of studying CSCW. Papers should document advances over previous or similar research. Application and practice papers describe experiences with CSCW applications in any domain (e.g., office, factory, classroom, adult education, workgroup collaboration, or games). These papers should clearly describe the application, its domain, what was learned, and where further research is needed. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of the contribution to the field, quality of research, and quality of writing. They will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Authors will have up to 25 minutes for the presentation of their papers. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 100-word abstract Q 5,000 words (maximum), exclusive of references, figures and tables. For more information -------------------- Robert Kraut, Papers Chair Voice: 201 829-4513 Email: FAX: 201 829-5963 ----------------------------- D E M O N S T R A T I O N S ----------------------------- We solicit proposals for demonstrations of CSCW systems (research, technology, and products) and CSCW methodologies (for research, design, evaluation, etc.). Within a more general description, each demonstration proposal should include answers to these three questions: What will attendees learn from the demonstration? Why is this novel or noteworthy for attendees? How will the attendees learn from the demonstration? Answers to the third, "how", question may range from (a) the traditional, interactive demonstration at a booth, to (b) a separate room with a full system implementation, available on a sign-up basis to support meetings or other real work by Conference attendees. We are open to other forms of demonstrations, as well. The Demonstration Committee is willing to work with prospective demonstration authors in advance of submission to support the creation of clear and innovative demonstrations. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 400-word (maximum) abstract intended for publication on a single page in the Conference Proceedings (if your abstract includes figures or tables, decrease the text accordingly) Q 1500-word (maximum) extended abstract (intended for the Committee), including answers to the three questions posed above Q List of resources that will be required from the Conference. For more information -------------------- Michael Muller, Demonstrations Chair Voice: 908 699-4892 Email: FAX: 908 699-0992 ------------------- W O R K S H O P S ------------------- A number of one-day workshops will be held on the first day of the conference. The purpose is to develop invisible colleges of researchers at different institutions who are working on common topics. Individuals or groups interested in organizing workshops should submit a proposal to the workshop chair. Accepted proposals will be published as calls for participants in the SIGCHI and SIGOIS Bulletins. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 3 pages (maximum) Q Workshop proposal must contain: - Outline of the theme and goals of the workshop - Description of the planned activities - Brief description of each organizer's background - Brief description of how workshop participants will be selected. After the conference, organizers will provide an article summarizing the workshop for the SIGCHI/SIGOIS Bulletins. For more information -------------------- Ray Panko, Workshops Chair Voice: 808 956-7276 Email: FAX: 808 956-9889 ------------- P A N E L S ------------- We are soliciting proposals for panels that examine an innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issue of interest to the field. Panel proposals should include the issue to be addressed, the members of the panel with a brief statement of their positions on the issue, and a description of the panel format. The best panels, in our experience, have been structured as a debate with an opportunity for audience participation, but we are open to other stimulating ideas. Panels consisting of a collection of short paper presentations are not encouraged. The Panel chair is willing to work with prospective session chairs in advance of submission to discuss panel concepts or the form of a proposal. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 3 pages (maximum) Q Brief description of each panelist's relevant expertise. For more information -------------------- Sara Bly, Panels Chair Voice: 415 494-4360 Email: FAX: 415 494-4380 ------------------- T U T O R I A L S ------------------- CSCW '92 will offer tutorials designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about CSCW concepts and techniques in intensive sessions. We invite proposals for half-day and full-day tutorials. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Q An introduction to CSCW Q Specific methodologies for understanding CSCW contexts and applications (e.g., questionnaire design, ethnographic techniques, group experiments) Q Techniques for developing CSCW applications Q Theoretical perspectives helpful for CSCW designers and users Q Specific CSCW applications (e.g., collaborative writing tools, group meeting tools, media spaces). Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the topic's importance and suitability for presentation in a tutorial format, expertise of the instructors, and the fit in the overall balance of the tutorial program. Tutorial instructors will be eligible for reimbursement of standard expenses and an honorarium. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 5 pages (maximum) Q Proposal must contain four short paragraphs addressed to potential attendees, stating: - Goals and objectives of the tutorial - Content of tutorial and kinds of activities - Intended audience (including level, e.g., beginners, intermediate, advanced) - Qualifications of each instructor Q A topic outline of the tutorial content Q Any other information that will assist the review committee in making a decision Q Duration: half-day or full-day Q A/V and computer equipment required. For more information -------------------- Lee Sproull, Tutorials Chair Voice: 617 353-4157 Email: Fax: 617 353-6667 ------------- V I D E O S ------------- We are soliciting technical videos for the continuous-play video program shown at the CSCW '92 conference and, optionally, for inclusion in a special edition of the SIGGRAPH Video Review which is published and offered for sale through the Association for Computing Machinery. Videos undergo a full referee process for technical content, and for production quality. Like technical papers, the video should represent a significant contribution to the knowledge of the CSCW community and should be professionally prepared. Submissions are encouraged from both research and industry. A complete description of how to prepare and format technical videos is available from the video chair. Specific submission requirements -------------------------------- Q 5 copies of a 1-page abstract to be included in the Proceedings Q A single tape, preferably 5-8 minutes long Q All standard formats will be accepted, with U-matic 3/4 inch NTSC tape format preferred. For more information -------------------- Saul Greenberg, Videos Chair Voice: 403 220-6087 Email: Fax: 403 284-4707 ----------------------------------------------- C O N F E R E N C E C O M M I T T E E ----------------------------------------------- Co-Chairs Ron Baecker and Marilyn Mantei, University of Toronto Technical Program Robert Kraut, Bell Communications Research Panels Sara Bly, Xerox PARC Tutorials Lee Sproull, Boston University Demonstrations Michael Muller, Bell Communications Research Workshops Ray Panko, University of Hawaii Videos Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary Treasurer & Assistant Chair Paul Brennan, Northern Telecom Publications Joan Cherry, University of Toronto Proceedings Jon Turner, New York University Publicity Wendy Cukier, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute Registration Mike Blumenthal, The Royal Bank of Canada Steve Anderson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Local Arrangements Rhona Charron, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Cruise Director Tim Hill, Sirius Solutions Audio/Visual Beverly Harrison, University of Toronto Tammy TeWinkel University of Guelph, Computer Support Gifford Louie University of Toronto Student Volunteers Steve Portigal, University of Guelph Mark Benthin, Bell-Northern Research Industrial Liaison Peter Orbeton, Lotus Development Corporation SIGCHI Liaison Austin Henderson, Xerox PARC SIGOIS Liaison Carson Woo, University of British Columbia Conference Support Barbara Whitmer, University of Toronto PROGRAM COMMITTEE ----------------- Chair Robert Kraut, Bell Communications Research Sid Ahuja, AT&T Bell Labs Sarah Bly, Xerox PARC Prasun Dewan, Purdue University Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary Irene Greif, Lotus Development Corporation Jonathan Grudin, University of California at Irvine Starr Roxanne Hiltz, New Jersey Institute of Technology Hiroshi Ishii, NTT Human Interface Laboratories Robert Johansen, Institute for the Future Sara Kiesler, Carnegie-Mellon University John L. King, University of California at Irvine Thomas Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chris Neuwirth, Carnegie-Mellon University Judith Olson, University of Michigan Stephen Reder, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Mike Robinson, University of Amsterdam John B. Smith, University of North Carolina Norbert Streitz, GMD-IPSI, Darmstadt Lucy Suchman, Xerox PARC Andy Whinston, University of Texas at Austin Ilze Zigurs, University of Colorado ------------------------- I N F O R M A T I O N ------------------------- For general conference information, contact: CSCW '92 Computer Systems Research Institute University of Toronto 6 King's College Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A1 Voice or Fax: 416 978-5184 Email: CSCW '92 is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) and Special Interest Group on Office Information Systems (SIGOIS).