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GROUP 2016 Call for Submissions

Please note that the Research papers and Design Fictions deadline has been extended to Friday, February 19, 2016 (by 23:59 Hawaiian time)

Opportunities to Participate

Research Papers
(both short and long)

This venue gives the occasion to present and interact with the audience. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and ACM Digital Library. Please use the ACM Standard Format for submissions. We invite archival submissions in the form of either full Papers or shorter contributions (Notes). A Note is a brief report of a more limited, but definitive, outcome or theoretical development. There is no page limit for Papers or Notes, although clear rationale should be given for Papers that exceed 10 pages or for Notes that exceed 4 pages.

Research Paper submissions must be completed online at the GROUP 2016 conference site:

Papers Submission Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016 (by 23:59 Hawaiian time)
Papers Decisions Announced: Friday April 29, 2016

Design Fictions (new in 2016) - Fictive Futures: Exploring Future Research Agendas

We seek submissions that imagine possible futures for research on the relationships between computers and people. Submissions will include two portions: a fictional document related to the conduct of research and an author statement about the document. The fiction document could be an extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a book review, a study protocol for IRB review, or any other relevant type. The author statement should connect that document to current events, cite on-going research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned future might arise from our given present. This statement will be especially important for abstracts (which are too short to explain their rationale), API documentations (which typically do not provide a historical rationale), and other documents that on their own may be exceptionally short and/or vague. Because Design Fictions are archival contributions, we recommend a minimum length of 3 pages (notes), and as many as 10 pages (papers), following the ACM Standard Format. The reviewing process will be the same as the general track, and Design Fiction papers or notes will be included in the proceedings.

Design Fiction submissions must be completed online at the GROUP 2016 conference site:

Design Fiction Submission Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016 (by 23:59 Hawaiian time)
Design Fiction Decisions Announced: Friday, April 29, 2016

Posters & Demos

Posters and demos are an opportunity to present late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable for a Paper or Note submission, innovative ideas not yet validated through user studies, student research in early phases, and other research best presented in this open format. Posters and demos will be displayed at a special session in the conference when poster and demo authors will be available to discuss their work. Poster submissions should include an extended abstract no longer than 4 pages, including all figures and references, in ACM Standard Format. In addition, submissions should also include a separate Tabloid (A3 or 11 x 17 inches) sized draft of the poster for review purposes. Both the extended abstract and the poster draft should include author names (these are not anonymous submissions). Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at [email protected].

Posters/Demos Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2016
Posters/Demos Decisions Announced: Friday August 19, 2016

Work-in-progress Papers

Carried-over from 2014, WPs are contributions in which the authors are working towards an archival journal submission and would like to discuss their work with their colleagues at GROUP. Our goal is to broaden the conversations at GROUP, with a format that may appeal to colleagues whose primary publications are in journals, rather than conference papers. WPs will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will be distributed in a paper based conference supplement at the GROUP conference for the attendees only. Therefore, you are free to seek formal publication of a draft journal submission that appears in a WP. The WP review process will be *lightweight*, without any revisions asked to the authors, to expand the GROUP community and discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at [email protected].

Work-in-progress Papers Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Work-in-progress Papers Decisions Announced: Friday, September 9, 2016


*** Update - the list of accepted workshops is now available here ***

Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related topics. We offer half or full day workshop venues. Proposals should include an abstract (max 150 words), a title, description of workshop theme, aim, goals, activities and potential outcomes. It should also specify audio/visual equipment needed, maximum number of participants, the duration of the workshop (half or full day) and the names and backgrounds of the organizer(s). Please submit a maximum of four pages, using the ACM Standard Format for submissions. We encourage topics suitable for developing new ideas and deep discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at [email protected].

Workshop Proposals Deadline: Monday May 30, 2016
Workshop Proposals Decisions Announced: Wednesday June 15, 2016
Workshop Participants Papers Deadline(s): August 2016, may vary per workshop

Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Research Consortium provides a forum for late-stage doctoral students to advance their dissertation projects and career planning through guided interaction peers and distinguished faculty. Space is limited to 10 participants, so an application is required. Please contact the workshop co-chairs at [email protected]. Learn more about the Doctoral Consortium here..

Doctoral Consortium Applications Deadline: August 1, 2016

Journal of CSCW Papers

For the first time in 2016, authors of newly published papers from the Journal of CSCW ( will have the occasion to present their papers at the conference. More information coming soon!

Submission Deadlines

Notification Dates

  • Research Papers - April 29, 2016
  • Design Fictions Submissions - April 29, 2016
  • Posters & Demos - August 19, 2016
  • Workshops - June 15, 2016
  • Work-in-progress Papers (WP) - September 9, 2016

Conference Topics

  • Supporting group work
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation
  • Emerging technologies in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education
  • Theoretical conceptual argument about key concepts relevant for CSCW and HCI
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL)
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration
  • New forms of internet behaviour, including social media and MOOCs
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Global collaboration
  • Online communities
  • Strategies for business use of technology
  • Innovative collaborative technologies
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration
  • New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies
  • Coordination and workflow technology
  • Cooperative knowledge management
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Socio-technical studies
  • Socio-technical studies of computing