Exploratory Papers

Exploratory papers are single-blind reviewed by the ECSCW program committee. Therefore, submissions should not be anonymized. One round of peer review will lead to an accept or reject decision with no opportunity for revision and resubmission. Please remember to choose “ECSCW 2021: Exploratory Papers” for your submission.

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2020       System open for Submissions
  • January 22, 2021          Submission due for exploratory papers (23:59 in your time zone)
  • March 31, 2021             Notifications to the authors
  • May 11, 2021                 Deadline for the camera-ready version of the accepted submissions
  • June 7-11, 2021             ECSCW 2021 Conference in Zurich
  • November 1, 2020 – System open for Submissions
  • January 22, 2021 – Submission due for exploratory papers (23:59 in your time zone)
  • March 31, 2021 – Notifications to the authors
  • May 11, 2021 – Deadline for the camera-ready version of the accepted submissions
  • June 7-11, 2021 – ECSCW 2021 Conference in Zurich
  • November 1, 2020

    System open for Submissions

  • January 22, 2021

    Submission due for exploratory papers
    (23:59 in your time zone)

  • March 31, 2021

    Notifications to the authors

  • May 11, 2021

    Deadline for the camera-ready version of the accepted submissions

  • June 7-11, 2021

    ECSCW 2021 Conference in Zurich

Submission Format & Process

While the length of an exploratory paper is flexible, we suggest that authors aim for 6,000 words excluding references

Please use the following template available in RTF, MS Word or LaTeX format.

 

Exploratory Papers Chairs

For any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact the ECSCW 2021 Exploratory Papers Chairs at exploratory2021@ecscw.eusset.eu.

Naver Labs Europe, France

Syracuse University, USA

Exploratory Papers Description

Exploratory papers submissions are smaller, focused studies, works-in-progress, or design probes, based on provocative ideas that explore a topic in new and possibly multiple ways. Exploratory papers set themselves apart from journal-ready full papers and notes by moving beyond the conventional genre of a research paper as a way of inspiring discussion aimed at shaping the future of practice-focused CSCW research. As such, presentation of these papers at the conference will utilize an alternative format such as Pecha Kucha or interactive panel (final format yet to be determined) to encourage conversation and feedback.

Selection Process

Exploratory papers are single-blind reviewed by the ECSCW program committee and members of the community. Therefore, submissions should not be anonymized. One round of peer review will lead to an accept or reject decision with no opportunity for revision and resubmission (though minor revisions may be requested for accepted papers). Accepted exploratory papers will be published in the ECSCW/EUSSET Digital Library as an edited collection with ISBN and DOIs under the EUSSET DL License (see more below).

Exploratory papers from ECSCW 2020 can be found here.

Publication & Copyright Information

Accepted Exploratory Papers are slated for publication in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) digital library (http://www.eusset.eu/digital-library) as an edited collection with an ISBN. Each paper will be assigned a DOI.

Authors of accepted Exploratory Papers will be given choice to either (1) publish their papers in the EUSSET DL using one of the copyright options (see below), or (2) not publish in the EUSSET DL, but still have an opportunity to present their work at the conference. The second choice is provided because some authors may prefer to keep their working/exploratory versions of the paper offline (not findable in a digital library) as they are preparing a full publication.

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: https://www.eusset.eu/digital-library/).

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.
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