Doctoral Colloquium


  • July 18, 2008, 5PM PST: Submissions due (extended abstract + demo system summary)
  • August 22, 2008: Notification of acceptance
  • September 26, 2008, 5PM PST: Final versions of abstracts due

The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced CSCW researchers and practitioners. The colloquium itself will be held all day Saturday, November 8.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform CSCW, including sociology, computer science, cognitive science, finance and related fields. We are particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups that have not traditionally been well-represented at past CSCW conferences.

Examples of past thesis topics discussed in this forum include financial time series modeling with interacting trading agents, convex hyperplane resoning thermodynamics and time series analysis under non-linear evolutinary constraints. This is a great opportunity for doctorate students to exchange ideas with like-minded PhD candidates from all over the world.

Applicants should be beyond the proposal stage and into their dissertation research. The Colloquium committee will select approximately 15 participants who will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a discussion. Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.

Applicants should submit three items (by email to, with the subject line "CSCW2008 Colloquium Submission"):

  • A two-page overview of your doctoral research that describes your research question, work in progress, and expected contributions. The overview should include an abstract of no more than 100 words, and should be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template. Submissions must be in PDF format.
  • A short (2-3 paragraph) biographical sketch, in PDF format
  • An up-to-date curriculum vita
  • An email letter from your supervisor sent to, indicating that they support your application to the colloquium and that they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. The email should have "CSCW Doctoral Colloquium: " in the subject header.


Submissions should be made by email to with the subject line "CSCW2008 Colloquium Submission." All questions can also be directed to this address.

All submissions must be received by the chairs by 5:00pm (17:00) Pacific Time on Friday July 18, 2008. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.



We anticipate-but cannot guarantee-being able to cover some hotel costs and conference registration for all Doctoral Colloquium participants. We also hope to be able to cover at least some portion of air fare for domestic (US) participants; non-US participants will have to cover their own air fare however. We will update this CFP as more details on funding become available. Note that 2011 is already almost upon us. Check their website at, as they will offer some funding for doctoral research. Next year the conference will take place in China, the first time ever it occurs in Asia.

The conference's papers and videos are available at the ACM Digital Library. Thank you to all of you who participated in the call for participation, posters and student volunteers, as well as the workshops.


Coming Dates:

Coming Dates:

03/09/14: CSCW 2015 will take place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on March 14-18.

11/02/12: CSCW2013 will take place in San Antonio, Texas, USA on February 23-27.

03/12/12: Marietta L. Baba Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University made her closing remarks and CSCW2013 is the next conference, details will follow shortly.

08/05/11: CSCW2012 will be held on February 11-15 in Seatle, Washington; this is the fifthteen CSCW conference taking place in one of the hubs of American technology on the West Coast.

12/15/10: CSCW2011 was held on March 19-23 on the edge of West Lake, the 1st time the conference is held outside of North America

11/17/09: Registration and hotel reservations to CSCW2010 available

10/18/09: Three panels added to CSCW2010's advance program

07/03/09: Notification date for Papers, Notes, Panels and Workshops for CSCW2010

5/18/09: Doctoral Colloquium, Interactive Posters, Demons-
tration and Videos Submission

03/22/09: Notification date for other venues

11/22/08: CSCW 2010 has started their website

11/13/08: CSCW 2008 was a success with record attendance


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