Call for Participation | CSCW Horizon


  • 9 September 2011, 5PM PDT: Submissions due
  • 28 October 2011: Notification of acceptance
  • 1 December 2011: Camera-ready abstract due

What is CSCW Horizons?

CSCW Horizon provides an opportunity to showcase and discuss research that expands the boundaries of CSCW beyond its standard topics and approaches. We solicit creative, unorthodox, inspirational submissions that help advance the CSCW community constructively, by provoking debate, predicting beyond the research horizon, or revealing unresolved issues in the field. This can be a chance for authors to present work that:

  • Challenges the basic questions being asked and approaches used in traditional CSCW work
  • Brings new perspectives from other fields
  • Is visionary, futuristic, or has not been previously explored
  • Is generally less represented at the conference
  • Is controversial
  • Could benefit from public discussion that would not be possible in a traditional session.

How does it work?

The Co-chairs, along with a small committee, will review the submissions (unanonymously) and choose a selection of the submitted papers for inclusion in this track.

During the session, the presentation of each work will be followed by a discussion that will include the audience. Each work will receive 10-20 minutes for presentation and discussion depending on the submission type and the final program.

Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library, but they are non-archival. Thus, authors have the option to publish in a different venue later. Submissions should be new material — they cannot have been accepted at other venues.

Does my work fit the CSCW Horizons track?

For any questions about the appropriateness of your submission to the Horizons track, email the session chairs at . The following table can give you an idea of how Horizons submissions differ from the more traditional papers & notes and the late-breaking results interactive posters:

 HorizonsPapers & NotesInteractive
Type of workNon traditional, controversial, visionary, inspiring workTraditional workWork-in-progress, late-breaking and preliminary results
PresentationTalk followed by discussionTalk followed by Q&APoster
Review processNon-blind reviewBlind reviewNon-blind review

Submission guidelines

Horizon can be any media format (text, video, demo). Paper submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts. Submissions should be in the Extended Abstracts Format and be between 4–12 pages in length. Submissions should be emailed to the session chairs at by September 9, 2011, 5PM PDT. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. Nothing received after this date will be considered.

We look forward to your submissions. Reach beyond the horizon!

CSCW Horizon Co-Chairs

Gilly Leshed, Cornell University
Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology