Videos are a great way to present work that involves dynamic interaction, ranging from demonstrations of new systems to complex aspects of group communication and work practice. CSCW'08 will accept both standalone full videos and video figures which illustrate papers in the Papers and Notes programs. Potential topics include, but definitely not limited to:

  • demonstrations of innovative research prototypes
  • demonstrations of innovative aspects of commercial systems
  • studies of work practice that have implications for CSCW
  • retrospective collections of significant CSCW fields of work
  • studies of online gaming applications
  • visions of future technologies

CSCW'08 Videos will play continuously during the conference and will be published and sold by the ACM (although copyrights will be retained by the authors). Abstracts of videos will be published in a booklet that will be circulated to attendees at the conference who can choose to play them; they will not be incorporated into the main CSCW'08 conference proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

Video submissions should not have been previously presented in any formal video program. A panel of reviewers will review video submissions for their technical content, communication effectiveness, production quality, interest, and relevance.

The submitted versions will be considered final and there will not be a revision cycle. Please make sure the content of the submitted video is complete and the video quality is ready for production.

Submissions will include three parts:

  • A video in digital format to be played. We request that you make your digital submissions in Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Format, MPEG, or DV-AVI. The total length of the video should not exceed 5 minutes. Please name this file ContactAuthorsLastName.extension.
  • A brief note summarising the content. Last year we had many videos about online gaming and gambling applications, so this year the focus will not be on online poker and other card or casino games. Abstracts must specify if any online gaming commercial application was used as part of the data collection process. We are particularly looking for videos that are not related to games of luck, but other games like game theoretic applications will be considered. Follow the submissions instructions and if you are submitting a video illustration including any reference to published results, make it clear in your abstract. Please submit this as a PDF file with the mention described above.
  • An abstract that briefly notes the contents of the video game and situates it in the literature. Abstracts should be two pages maximum and formatted according to the detailed submissions instructions found at If you are submitting a video game illustration to accompany a Paper, Note, or Demonstration, please make it clear in the abstract. Please submit this in PDF format and name this file ContactAuthorsLastName.pdf

Several packages are available to help you author your videos. Free authoring packages are included in both Windows (Windows Movie Maker) and MacOS (iMovie) online gaming platforms. Tutorials can be found here:

Video Submission Instructions

Please send an email to with "CSCW Video Submission" in the subject line and the following information in the email text:

  1. Author list
  2. Contact Author's name and contact information
  3. Title of the video
  4. URLs to allow us to download the abstract and the video (do not attach the abstract or video to the e-mail message)

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 demos, as well as the keynote speakers. Also check the related conferences.


Coming Dates:

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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