Posters and Demos

The presentation of posters and demos is a key element of the ECSCW conference. For presenters as well as recipients, the poster & demo session provides a lively environment for getting in touch with late-breaking research, preliminary results, innovative ideas, and early-stage research. At a special session during the conference, authors are given the opportunity to showcase their research to interested delegates, as well as involving them in discussions about their work, exchanging ideas, providing feedback, and sharing work-in-progress relating to CSCW.

Posters provide a great opportunity for visually presenting research results and ideas to conference visitors.

Demos may be submitted in various forms: These may be research prototypes or commercial products, but we also strongly invite low-fi prototypes, such as paper mock-ups etc. In addition, the demo session will provide space for exhibiting innovative materials that have been developed in the context of the deployment of (user-centered) research methods – for example, innovations in story boards, personas, and other materials that foster creativity in the design process.

The submissions for Demos and Posters should be related to the main topics of interest of ECSCW 2020.

Submission Information

Both submission categories (posters and demos) require the submission of a short paper (four pages maximum including references, figures, and a 150-word max. abstract). The paper should explicitly state the contribution and originality of the work, making it clear how it differs from significant prior work. A full literature review is not required.

For the demo submission, the University of Siegen is happy to provide support for setting up the demo. Please specify the exhibition requirements in a separate document (e.g., power requirements (V), dimensions and footprint of exhibit (cm), lighting conditions, etc.). University of Siegen will provide the usual equipment (power strip (220V), WiFi, table, screen, poster board), and is happy to organize further equipment if needed (e.g., projector).

Submissions should include author names and follow the exploratory papers template (available as Latex, RTF or MS Word). Please hand in your submission on EasyChair.

Publication and Copyright information

All accepted submissions will be published as short papers in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (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 Posters and Demo co-chairs with this email address:

Important Dates


February 28, 2020

April 3, 2020

Notifications: April 17, 2020
Camera ready: May 14, 2020

Posters & Demos Chairs

Johanna Meurer (University of Siegen, Germany)
Cleidson de Souza (Federal University of Para, Brazil)
Norman Makoto Su (Indiana University, USA)