Doctoral Colloquium

Please use this link to go to the submission page. After logging in (you might need to make a user if you don’t have one) select Author submission and in the overview of tracks select “Doctoral Colloquium”.

Important Dates

January 16th, 2023: Systems open for submissions
February 20th March 6th: Submissions due for doctoral colloquium proposals (23:59 AoE)
March 13th March 24th, 2023: Notifications to the authors
March 27th, April 21st, 2023: Deadline for the camera ready version of accepted submissions
June 5th–9th, 2023: ECSCW 2023 Conference

Submission Format & Process

  • Candidates must submit:
    • An application that includes:
      • 1. An overview of your doctoral research of max. 2000 words, stating your research questions, methodological approach, work/findings to date, next steps, and expected contributions. Please follow the ECSCW template for your proposals (Latex, RTF, or MS Word).
        Submissions should include your name, affiliation and contact information.
      • 2. A short (2-3 paragraph) biography.
      • 3.  A statement detailing what you hope/expect to gain from attending the ECSCW 2023 Doctoral Colloquium and what overall questions/issues you would like to discuss at the DC.
    • A supporting letter emailed directly from the lead supervisor to the DC Chairs. This should indicate that they support your application to the ECSCW 2023 Doctoral Colloquium and that they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. It should also indicate how you and other candidates might benefit from your participation in the colloquium.

Please submit through this link.

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

For any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact the ECSCW 2023 Doctoral Colloquium Chairs at .

Gunnar Ellingsen
University of Tromsø, Norway

Brit Ross Winthereik
Technical University of Denmark

Doctoral Colloquium Description

The ECSCW 2023 Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in an international forum under the guidance of a panel of experienced CSCW researchers.

We invite candidates who are working broadly in the field of CSCW to apply. Candidates at any stage of the PhD process will be considered. However, the strongest candidates will be those who have a well-developed research proposal and have made some progress towards realising it (e.g. empirical findings, or a proposed conceptual framework, etc.), while still having time to benefit from advice and feedback by peers and senior colleagues. Selected candidates will be asked to give short, informal presentations during the Colloquium. These will be followed by group discussions in a friendly and constructive workshop. Each candidate can expect to have 30 minutes for presentation, questions and discussion.

Candidates accepted for the ECSCW 2023 Doctoral Colloquium will also have the opportunity to attend, free of charge, a one-day program of Masterclasses (dates and availability to be confirmed).

Accepted participants will have the opportunity to have their research overview published in the EUSSET Digital Library (

Publication & Copyright Information

Accepted Exploratory Papers are slated for publication in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) 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:

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.