Posters & Demos

Submissions should include author names and follow the template provided below.

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2020       System open for Submissions
  • January 22, 2021          Submissions due for posters and demos
  • March 31, 2021             Notifications to the authors of poster and demo submissions
  • 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 – Submissions due for posters and demos
  • March 31, 2021 – Notifications to the authors of poster and demo submissions
  • 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

    Submissions due for posters and demos

  • March 31, 2021

    Notifications to the authors of poster and demo submissions

  • 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

Both submission categories (posters and demos) require the submission of a short paper (2000 words maximum excl. references, figures, and a 150-word max. abstract) in the PDF format. The submission should explicitly state the contribution and originality of the work, making clear how it differs from significant prior work. A full literature review is not required.

For the demo submission, please specify the demo requirements in a separate PDF document with the specification of practicalities (e.g., power requirements, dimensions of an exhibit (cm), lighting conditions, the contact information of the presenters, description of the resources that you plan to bring, any additional requirements/requests). The University of Zurich will provide support for setting up the demo in the form of the standard equipment (power strip of 220V, WiFi, a table, a poster board), and is happy to organize further equipment (e.g., an external display, a projector) upon request.

Submissions are not anonymous. They should include author names and follow the exploratory papers template (available as Latex, RTF or MS Word). The short papers and an auxiliary document (for demos only) should be submitted through the  submission system.

Both submission categories (posters and demos) require the submission of a short paper (2000 words maximum excl. references, figures, and a 150-word max. abstract) in the PDF format. The submission should explicitly state the contribution and originality of the work, making clear how it differs from significant prior work. A full literature review is not required.

Posters & Demos Chairs

For any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact the ECSCW 2021 Posters & Demos Chairs at demoposters2021@ecscw.eusset.eu.

University of Salzburg, Austria

University of Zurich, Switzerland

For the demo submission, please specify the demo requirements in a separate PDF document with the specification of practicalities (e.g., power requirements, dimensions of an exhibit (cm), lighting conditions, the contact information of the presenters, description of the resources that you plan to bring, any additional requirements/requests). The University of Zurich will provide support for setting up the demo in the form of the standard equipment (power strip of 220V, WiFi, a table, a poster board), and is happy to organize further equipment (e.g., an external display, a projector) upon request.

Submissions are not anonymous. They should include author names and follow the exploratory papers template (available as LaTeX, RTF or MS Word). The short papers and an auxiliary document (for demos only) should be submitted through the  submission system.

Posters & Demos Description

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 and design explorations. At a special session during the conference, authors are given the opportunity to showcase their research to interested delegates, as well as to involve them in discussions about their work, exchanging ideas, providing feedback, and sharing work-in-progress relating to CSCW.

Posters provide a great opportunity to present preliminary research results and disseminate novel ideas to conference visitors. Posters also offer the space to discuss potential collaborations and the emergent issues in CSCW in an informal manner with the larger ECSCW community. We particularly invite submissions that introduce speculative or provocative ideas that challenge existing epistemologies and methodologies. 

Demos may be submitted in various forms. These may be interactive research prototypes or products, but also 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 storyboards, 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 2021. Accepted Demos and Posters submissions will appear in the EUSSET digital library.

Selection Process

The submitted proposals will be single-blind reviewed by two external reviewers. The authors will receive formal feedback with a decision: conditional accept or reject. The conditionally accepted proposals will be required to submit the camera-ready version accommodating the feedback of the reviewers, which will be ultimately checked by the Posters and Demo co-chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Presentation during the conference

Upon acceptance, the authors should prepare a poster (in the A0 format in vertical orientation) in order to effectively communicate your research problem, techniques, and/or early results. It should highlight the novelty and importance of your work and invite for discussion. 

The authors of the accepted demo submissions are also encouraged to develop a poster to support their demonstration. Authors are expected to bring the accepted posters and demos to the conference site with them and be present throughout the poster and demo session.

Note: In the event that the conference organizers will decide on the virtual format of the conference, the Posters and Demo co-chairs will accommodate virtual presentations of the accepted submissions. The final decision on the format of the conference is expected to be made in April 2021.

Publication & Copyright Information

All accepted submissions will be published as short papers in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) digital library http://www.eusset.eu/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: https://www.eusset.eu/digital-library/).

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.
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