Exploratory Papers

The goal of this type of submission is to attract smaller, focused studies, works-in-progress, critical literature reviews, early results, and/or provocative ideas that are not yet ready for a journal submission, but could benefit from presentation and discussion within the ECSCW community. While the length of exploratory papers is flexible, we expect that papers will be no longer than 6,000 words (without references).
With exploratory papers, we aim at having lively sessions that will contribute to shaping the future of practice-focused CSCW research. Exploratory paper submissions will be reviewed by the ECSCW PC in one round of evaluation (accepted or rejected). Accepted exploratory papers will be published in the ECSCW/EUSSET Digital Library as an edited collection with ISBN and DOIs (more information soon). You can see last year’s exploratory paper at https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/2840 Because of the timeframe, it is important for you to follow the exploratory papers template. The template can be downloaded as RTF, MS Word or Latex.
We adopt a single-blind review policy, therefore exploratory papers should not be anonymised.
Authors of exploratory papers will retain the copyright and will then be able to reuse their work in teaching, future publications, and other scholarly and professional activities, and to deposit their work in a university repository.

Exploratory Papers can be submitted via EasyChair at this link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecscw2018exploratory

Important dates:

  • Friday, January 26, 2018 EXTENDED TO Friday, February 16, 2018: Submission deadline
  • Friday, March 30, 2018: Notifications due to authors. Exploratory papers are either accepted or rejected. Small additional edits may be requested for accepted exploratory papers before publication
  • Friday, April 13, 2018: Camera ready to be submitted for publication in the ECSCW/EUSSET digital library


Questions or comments can be sent at: ecscw2018-exploratory-papers@inria.fr