ECSCW Panels aim to inspire, explore and provoke ECSCW 2020 attendees to engage with emerging and innovative topics that have the ability to transform and push CSCW research in a new direction. Panels are a unique opportunity to pull together a diverse range of experts who can offer contrasting viewpoints and positions.

Ideally, panel proposals will have 3-4 participants who represent a diversity of ideas and approaches related to a given topic. Topics should be novel, lively, or controversial, inspiring the audience to respond and further elaborate on ideas. Panels should be facilitated by a strong moderator who will guide the conversation and the audience in expressing their opinions. In addition, we encourage panel organizers to think creatively about how they will facilitate audience interaction in the discussions.

Submission Information

ECSCW research is not limited geographically, therefore, we invite proposals from all over the globe. We encourage organisers to include diversity of genders, experiences, nationalities, languages, races, and ethnicities in their panels. Proposals may include:

  • Topics that are likely to evoke lively debates among ECSCW attendees
  • Diverse set of panelists, each with their own unique perspective on the topic
  • Well-structured session plan emphasizing audience interaction (e.g., structured in terms of questions for panelists and audience)
  • Content that is not necessarily suitable as a paper

Submissions of 2-4 pages should be sent via email at Please follow the exploratory papers template for your proposals. The template can be downloaded as RTF, MS Word or Latex. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all authors names, affiliations, and contact information.

Publication & Copyright information

Accepted Panel proposals will be published in the ECSCW/EUSSET Digital Library:
The EUSSET digital library (DL) is an open access repository. The EUSSET DL does not ask for transfer of copyright from authors. The EUSSET DL does, however, require 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” (full info here:

The authors will have several options when it comes to copyright upon paper acceptance:
In order to submit an article to EUSSET DL, the submitter must either:

  • 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 Panels co-chairs with this email address:

Important Dates

Submission: February 28, 2020
Notifications: April 3, 2020
Camera ready: Mai 14, 2020

Panels Chairs

Sameer Patil (Indiana University Bloomington)
Martin Stein (University of Siegen, Germany)