The CRIWG Conference on Collaboration and Technology seeks scientific papers on collaboration technology (or groupware), encompassing all aspects related to systems design and development, evaluation and work practice.
Founded in 1995, CRIWG has become a significant international and inter-disciplinary forum for researchers and professionals in the area of collaboration technology and related fields of application such as CSCW, CSCL and Social Media. CRIWG seeks papers on groupware from a wide variety of academic perspectives, ranging from theory building and engineering approaches to innovative design and evaluation methods. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to selected journals. PhD students are invited to present their research in the doctoral colloquium.
The CRIWG conference is supported by the Collaboration Research International Working Group (www.criwg.org), an open community of researchers. CRIWG is held in scenic and/or culturally interesting places alternating between the Americas and Europe. The workshop will be organized in such a way as to foster lively exchange, critical discussions, and collaboration. CRIWG 2012 will take place in the Lower Rhine region of Germany with University Duisburg-Essen and Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences as local organizers.
Full and Work in Progress Papers:
Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2012
Camera ready papers: June 25, 2012
Doctoral Colloquium Papers: deadline to be announced.
Conference: September 16-19, 2012
CRIWG 2012 seeks paper contributions on (but not limited to) the following key areas:
* Web-based cooperative applications/environments
* Collaborative workspaces
* Collaboration through social media
* Administration and communication support for distributed communities
* Monitoring and analysis of group interactions
* Social media analytics
* Workflow modeling/Workflow management and coordination
* Groupware development frameworks and toolkits
* Languages and tools supporting collaboration
* Organizational computing
* Multi-user interfaces and group awareness mechanisms
* Social aspects of group work
* Nomadic and/or mobile collaborative work
* Virtual groups and virtual worlds
* Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
* Group decision and negotiation support (GDSS)
* Meeting support for mixed and face-to-face settings
* Adaptive collaborative environments
* Context-aware collaboration support
* Collaborative applications and case studies
* Group-oriented knowledge management technologies
* Multi-agent systems and architectures to support collaborative work
Accepted papers will be published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Electronic paper submissions are accepted in two categories: full papers and work in progress papers. Full papers have a length of up to 16 pages based on mature and finished research while work in progress papers should have a maximum length of 8 pages, both of them following the Springer LNCS format. Both full and work in progress papers will appear in the proceedings.
Valeria Herskovic, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago (Chile)
Ulrich Hoppe & Juergen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Marc Jansen, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Pedro Antunes, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Marcos Borges, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha (USA)
Jesus Favela, CICESE (Mexico)
Jörg M. Haake, FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany)
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
José A. Pino, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Carolina Salgado, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)