We invite researchers and practitioners to submit Notes to the ECSCW 2020. With notes the authors receive the opportunity to publish succinct and focused empirical or conceptual studies to support progress in a specific sub-domain of CSCW.

If you want to present a pointed insight from your field work or have a compact argument to make, this publication format is the right choice for you.

ECSCW Notes should make a specific, explicit contribution on its own, but are not expected to provide discussion or scientific background as broad and complete as paper submissions. At the same time, the reviewers will expect the Notes to link to the tradition of CSCW. If you have a provocative, challenging idea that still needs more shaping and discussion, you might want to consider Exploratory Papers instead.

We are looking forward to previously unpublished, concise and insightful submissions which make substantive progress in a narrow, but appealing field of CSCW and can benefit from presentation and discussion at the ECSCW conference.

Submission Information

Note submissions will undergo a double-blind, single-round peer review by the ECSCW program committee leading to an accept or reject decision.

Submissions will be selected for presentation based on the opinions from the reviewers. No shepherding or additional rounds of review are planned.

The authors will be allocated a 20-minute slot at the conference including 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes Q&A (the duration of the slot is subject to change depending on the number of notes submitted and selected).

While the length of notes is flexible, we expect that they will be no longer than 6,000 words without references. Longer versions should be justified.

It is important that all authors follow the notes template. This template is available in RTF, MS Word or LaTeX format.

Notes submissions should be anonymized.

Please hand in your submission on EasyChair.

Publication and Copyright information

All accepted Notes will be published in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) digital library ( as an edited collection with an ISBN. Each paper will be assigned a DOI.

The EUSSET digital library (DL) is an open access repository. The EUSSET DL does not ask for a full transfer of copyright from authors. Instead, it requires only sufficient rights that allow “readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and link to the full texts of articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose except where otherwise noted” (for full information please see here:

The authors will have several options when it comes to copyright upon paper acceptance:

  • grant EUSSET DL a non-exclusive and irrevocable license to distribute the article, and certify that he/she has the right to grant this license;
  • certify that the work is available under one of the following Creative Commons licenses and that he/she has the right to assign this license:
    1. Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0)
    2. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC BY-SA 4.0)
    3. Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0);
    4. or dedicate the work to the public domain by associating the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0) with the submission.
  • In the most common case, authors have the right to grant these licenses because they hold copyright in their own work.


If you have questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact the Notes co-chairs with this email address:

Important Dates

Submission: February 14, 2020
Notifications: April 03, 2020
Camera ready: May 14, 2020

Notes Chairs

Michael Muller (IBM Research, Cambridge, MA USA )
Mateusz Dolata (University of Zurich, Switzerland)