- October 18, 2009, 5PM PST: Submissions of application materials due
- November 24, 2009: Notification of acceptance
- December 5, 2009, 5PM PST: Final versions of abstracts due
- February 7, 2010: Doctoral Colloquium
Update: Due to the unexpectedly large number of submissions, we are slightly delayed in making decisions regarding the Doctoral Colloquium. Notifications will be sent out November 24, 2009. Thank you for your patience!
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 begin with dinner Saturday night February 6, 2010 and continue all day Sunday February 7.
We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform CSCW, including anthropology, sociology, computer science, cognitive science, organizational studies, and related fields. We are particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups that have not traditionally been well-represented at past CSCW conferences.
Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already well-established direction of research relevant to CSCW, and who would benefit from attendance at the Doctoral Colloquium; preference will be given to students within 2 years of graduation.
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 extensive group discussion. Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.
Applicants should submit the following items (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CSCW2010 Colloquium Submission.”):
- A two-page overview of your doctoral research that describes your research question, work in progress, and expected contributions. This overview should also include (1) a paragraph that articulates what you hope to get from attending the CSCW Doctoral Colloquium, and (2) an abstract of no more than 100 words. Please submit in SIGCHI format; if you have already sent it in ACM format, that is acceptable. The final camera-ready version must be in SIGCHI format. Submissions must be in PDF format.
- A short (2-3 paragraph) biographical sketch, in PDF format
- An up-to-date curriculum vita, in PDF format
- Optionally, one publication as an indicator of your progress in your research, in PDF format
- The above items should be combined into one PDF file named
YOURNAME_CSCWDC2010.pdf(substitute your actual name where it reads
- An email letter from your supervisor sent to email@example.com, indicating that they support your application to the colloquium and that they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. These letters should also make reference to how you might benefit from the Doctoral Colloquium and how they expect that you might benefit the other students in this group experience. The email should have “CSCW Doctoral Colloquium: ” + YOUR NAME in the subject header.
Submissions should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CSCW2010 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 October 18, 2009. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
We will support doctoral colloquium student hotel costs and conference registration. We will also be able to reimburse a portion of airfare for domestic (US) participants; non-US participants will have to cover their own airfare however.
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
- Tom Rodden University of Nottingham
- Gillian Hayes University of California, Irvine