Exploratory Papers

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 “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 2023: Exploratory Papers” for your submission. Please note that as author you might be asked to review papers from other authors.

Important Dates

January 16th, 2023: Systems open for submissions
February 20th March 6th, 2023: Submissions due for exploratory papers (23:59 AoE)
April 20th, 2023: Notifications to the authors
May 2nd, 2023: Deadline for the camera ready version of accepted submissions
June 5th–9th, 2023: ECSCW 2023 Conference

Submission Format & Process

While the length of an exploratory paper is flexible, it should not be over 5,000 words excluding references. 

Please use the following template available as Latex, RTF or MS Word format.

Exploratory Papers Chairs

For any queries, please, do not hesitate to contact the ECSCW 2023 Exploratory Papers Chairs at exploratory-papers@ecscw.eusset.eu.

Marius Mikalsen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Troels Sune Mønsted
University of Oslo, Norway

Rob Procter
University of Warwick, UK

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, the presentation of these papers at the conference will utilize an alternative format, such as a round table (final format yet to be determined) to encourage conversation and feedback.

If you are submitting a paper on accessibility or assistive technology, please refer to the SIGACCESS guidelines on writing about disability

Manuscripts should be submitted using EasyChair. The link can be found: here.

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.

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.