CSCW 2011 demonstrations present implementations of new CSCW systems and concepts. The peer-reviewed demonstrations allow conference participants to view novel and noteworthy CSCW systems in action, discuss the systems with those who created them, and try them out. Appropriate demonstrations include applications, technologies, and research prototypes. Demonstrations can also serve to showcase novel commercial products not previously described in the research literature. Demonstrations should be interactive and provide attendees a hands-on experience. The demo forum is not an opportunity for marketing or sales presentations. Presenters must have been directly involved with the development of the system and be able to explain the unique and novel contributions of the system. There are two different types of demos: reception demos and integrated demos.
Reception Demos will be showcased during a special demo reception. These demonstrations will be spaced around a large room, and will run concurrently during the block of time set aside for demonstrations. Attendees will be free to explore the room and visit demos of interest. This promotes informal interaction and in-depth information exchange among demo presenters and attendees. A demo presentation should be brief so that it can be shown repeatedly to many attendees.
Integrated Demos will run throughout the conference, and should in some way enhance the conference experience for attendees. Examples of systems appropriate for presentation as an integrated demo might be systems that enable social networking, or systems that enable reflection on conference presentations. Because integrated demos will run throughout the conference, such demos must meet high standards of robustness. Although preparing, deploying, and supporting an integrated demo will require a large commitment of time and effort, it will also provide the presenter with a unique opportunity to gather data about the use of their CSCW system in a structured environment with a diverse user population. If you intend to gather data about the use of your integrated demo, you are responsible for obtaining the approval of any Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or Human Subjects’ panels at your home institution, and will need to provide any required permission/disclosure forms for attendees to sign. Regardless of whether or not your institution has an IRB, you must read the ACM's Code of Ethics and be sure your data collection adheres to those guidelines.
Demonstration submission consists of two required components, both due on November 19, 2010, at 5 p.m. PDT: (1) a two-page extended abstract, and (2) a two-page demo system summary.
Optionally, the demo submission can be supported by a short Video Figure. The video should be at most two minutes long and 30 MB in size. See the Videos CFP for more information.
Demo submissions (extended abstracts, system summaries, and optional videos) should be e-mailed to the Demonstrations Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. PDT on November 19, 2010. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
Please direct all questions regarding the demo submissions to email@example.com.
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