Call for Participation

The ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) is a premier yet intimate and welcoming venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Sociotechnical Studies, Practice-Centered Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, and related endeavors. GROUP 2022 works to integrate new hybrid participation formats and encourage research into broader questions across society and computing, while being truly international and interdisciplinary in organizational structure, as well as in participants.

Key goals for the program are to encourage and facilitate researchers within CSCW, practice-centered computing, and sociotechnical studies to interact and to present recent research contributions. We also encourage research contributions from interdisciplinary groups to present work that might be difficult to place within one simple category. We are open to diverse and innovative research methods, and to contributions across broad areas such as systems, society, participation, critique, collaboration, and human interaction. GROUP 2022 in particular would like to encourage cross-disciplinary research across computing, social science, law, and algorithmic systems design, as well as researchers from industry, academia, government, and other interested groups to participate.

To foster inclusivity, GROUP 2022 will feature a sliding scale for registration fees, based on the attendee’s country of residence. Currently, the GROUP leadership are planning an in-person conference. Given the persistent uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, though, we are prepared to shift to a remote conference if necessary. See the information For Attendees for further details.

Conference topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Theoretical, methodological, and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique.
  • Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication.
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration.
  • New tools/toolkits for collaborative technologies.
  • Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices.
  • Coordination and workflow technology.
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration.
  • Current work in, and future visions of, practice-centered computing.
  • Social justice, ethical dimensions, and related issues in CSCW, HCI, and/or sociotechnical systems.
  • Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation.
  • Cooperative knowledge management.
  • Algorithmic decision-support systems, automation, and human-AI collaboration.
  • Civic technologies and their uses.
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
  • Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations.
  • The ethical conduct of research studying group work and sociotechnical systems.
  • Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education.
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL).
  • Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration.
  • Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

Authors submitting a research article, note, or design fiction should use the ACM Small template. Below you can find detailed information depending on whether you use Word, LaTeX, or Overleaf. Please note that all other contributions (workshops, posters, doctoral consortium etc.) use a different template, check their call for participation for further information.

Types of Contributions

Authors are invited to submit traditional research papers reporting on novel and significant findings on any of the above or related topics. Typical submissions are around 8,000 to 10,000 words in length. While there is no formal length limit, paper length should be commensurate with contribution. In addition, GROUP 2022 is welcoming two further formats for the main technical track.

First, authors may submit short, focused Notes style contributions. Notes can be used in many ways, for example: to report the results of a single, well-designed but small experiment or survey; to offer a short but incisive essay or critique; or to develop one theme from a larger qualitative or ethnographic study. The quality of the writing, rigor of the research, and originality of the contribution will be comparable with that of papers, though the scope of the contribution may be more narrowly defined. Thus, Notes are likely to be around 4,000 to 6,000 words in length. Like papers, there is no formal length limit for Notes, but length should be commensurate with contribution. Designating their submission as a Note allows authors to help the program committee calibrate their expectations about the scope and scale of a submission’s contribution.

Second, GROUP 2022 will continue the tradition, begun at GROUP 2016, of including Design Fiction as a submission format. Design Fiction submissions should be comprised of two portions: a fictional document related to some aspect of social technology, and an author statement about the document. The fictional document could be an extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a book review, a study protocol for IRB review, a video advertisement, or any other relevant genre. The author statement (corresponding to the more academic part of a submission) should connect that document to current events, describe the origin or genesis of the document, cite on-going research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned future might arise from our given present. This statement should make clear how the fictional document, beyond being an interesting piece of literature, offers a contribution to one of the conference topics.

In contrast to prior years, Design Fiction will be submitted to the main technical track. This change reflects the increased use of design fiction in related scholarly venues, and it acknowledges the first class status of design fiction as a means for contributing knowledge within our community.

Formatting

Authors submitting a research article, note, or design fiction should use the ACM Small template. Below you can find detailed information depending on whether you use Word, LaTeX, or Overleaf. Please note that all other contributions (workshops, posters, doctoral consortium etc.) use a different template, check their call for participation for further information.

Word authors: Because GROUP papers are published in PACM HCI that uses the Sheridan service, authors need to use the old interim ACM Small template, which is no longer publicized on ACM websites. Depending on your operating system, please use the following links to access the template:

LaTeX authors need to use the template which is available at https://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions, and insert the acmsmall call.

Overleaf authors need to use the template at https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/acm-journals-new-master-template/vgtfrcvmrvxf , and use the acmsmall call.

Submissions

GROUP 2022 is using the Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0.

To submit, make a new submission to Group -> Group 2022 -> Group 2022 Second Wave Research Papers. Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications must comply with the SIGCHI Submission and Review Policy.

Note that for accepted papers, we require that at least one author is registered for the conference; in the event no author can attend, this registration will be refunded less a publication fee. For more information, please see the GROUP registration FAQ.

Registration for GROUP 2022 is available through Cvent.

For any questions about the submission process, please contact the papers chairs at [email protected].

LINKS

Workshops CFP

Demos, Posters and Lightning Talks CFP

Doctoral Consortium CFP

Call For Participation

Submission Instructions

Accessibility FAQ

Registration FAQ

IMPORTANT DATES

All deadlines below are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Additional CFPs

Sep 25, 2021:
Workshop Proposals
POSTPONED

Sep 16, 2021:
Poster, Demos and Lightning Talks POSTPONED

Aug 25, 2021:
Doctoral Consortium

Second Wave Submissions (Full Papers)

September 11, 2021:
2nd Round Decisions

August 9, 2021:
Resubmit Contributions Invited for Revision

July 9, 2021:
1st Round Reviews and Notification

May 21, 2021:
Submission Deadline

May 14, 2021:
Title and Abstract Submission