- August 6, 2010, 5:00 p.m. PDT: PDF tutorial proposals due via email
- November 12, 2010: Notification of acceptance
- November 19, 2010: Revised short description of the Tutorial for web publication
CSCW 2011 will offer tutorials that provide the larger conference community an opportunity to learn about CSCW concepts and techniques and experts a venue to share their expertise with the global community of CSCW researchers and practitioners. Tutorials are intensive, immersive instructional sessions focused on specific topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- An introduction to CSCW
- Cross-cultural considerations in CSCW research and applications
- Specific methodologies for understanding CSCW contexts and applications (e.g., conducting fieldwork, administering controlled experiments, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, visualizing and analyzing large volumes of usage data)
- Techniques for developing CSCW applications
- Specific CSCW applications (e.g., computer-mediated communication applications, groupware technologies, online and virtual communities, social networking, healthcare applications, cross-cultural collaboration tools)
Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of (1) the topic’s importance and suitability for presentation in a tutorial format in the proposed timeframe, (2) expertise of the instructors in the topic area, and (3) the fit to the overall the tutorial and conference program. As CSCW 2011 will be the first such conference in Asia, it represents an unprecedented opportunity to grow and strengthen CSCW as a global research and practice domain through the inclusion of new researchers and practitioners, new communities of researchers and practitioners, and, potentially, new topics and concerns of particular relevance in Asian contexts. Priority will be given to tutorial proposals that take advantage of these opportunities.
Instructors can propose half- or full-day tutorials, consisting of multiple 90-minute sessions. Half-day tutorials have been particularly successful in recent years. Instructors may explicitly link two or more interrelated tutorial proposals that should be accepted or rejected together. The relationships between these courses must be defined in the proposal, including whether the tutorials must be held on the same day or in a particular order.
One instructor for each tutorial will receive an honorarium.
If you would like to propose a tutorial and are not sure whether the topic, timeline, or format would be appropriate for CSCW, we would gladly provide feedback and discuss possibilities with you (contact the tutorials co-chairs at email@example.com).
Tutorial proposals should be no longer than 6 pages and use the Extended Abstract Format. The proposal must have the following, three distinct sections:
Part 1. Short description to be published on the CSCW 2011 website
The CSCW 2011 website will provide instructors with an opportunity to advertise their tutorials. The Tutorial description should be concise yet provide enough information so that prospective attendees can make informed decisions about whether they want to attend the Tutorial and which Tutorial(s) they want to attend. Please limit the description section of this part of the proposal to 250 words. Example tutorial descriptions can be found here. Components of the description should include:
- Title of the Tutorial (please make this short but descriptive)
- Names and affiliations of the instructors
- A brief description of the Tutorial including benefits, features, and activities of the Tutorial — Benefits include the skills and knowledge the attendees will gain as a result of attending this Tutorial (the reasons that CSCW attendees would want to take your Tutorial). Features include a bulleted list of the educational goals and/or major elements of the Tutorial content. Activities includes a list of the various presentation forms used in the Tutorial (e.g., lectures, demonstration, exercises, videos, group discussions, and/or case studies).
- Intended audience — Describe any background expected to get the most out of the Tutorial, including attendance at any other Tutorial in the program if that is a requirement. State the disciplines and/or organizational roles of attendees who would be interested in your Tutorial.
- Instructor background — List the background for each instructor, including current employment and activities, previous professional activities, and relevant publications.
- (Optional) A web site or another reference that might be accessed to provide more information about the Tutorial or instructor(s).
Part 2. Detailed Tutorial description
The Tutorial description is the most important part of your proposal. The reviewers will evaluate the Tutorial based primarily on this description and the material sample in Part 3. This part of the proposal must not exceed four pages. It should contain at least the following information:
- Duration and schedule of the Tutorial — Total duration (half- or full-day) and outline of the Tutorial in 90-minute units.
- Rationale — Explain why this Tutorial would be of interest to a CSCW audience.
- Learning objectives — List the objectives of the Tutorial (what attendees should expect to get out of the tutorial).
- Content — Describe in detail the material covered in the Tutorial to meet the learning objectives.
- Expected attendees — Describe the assumed background and expected skills of attendees. Include who should not attend the Tutorial. Also include the preferred number of attendees.
- Tutorial format — Explain the formats in which the Tutorial will be conducted (e.g., lectures, demonstration, exercises, videos, group discussions, and/or case studies).
- Tutorial history — If the proposed Tutorial has been given previously, describe where it was given, the evaluation it received from attendees, and how it will be modified for CSCW 2011.
- Relationship to other Tutorials (if any) — Describe any dependencies between the proposed Tutorial and other Tutorials that require that the Tutorials are considered together. Linked Tutorials will be accepted or rejected together. Include scheduling constraints, such as the order of the Tutorials and whether they can be scheduled on different days.
- Student Volunteers — Specify and justify student volunteer help for your Tutorial.
- Audio/visual needs — The conference venue will provide a projector, screen, computer audio, podium microphone, and other equipment. However, because the equipment has to be requested and budgeted beforehand, please describe the needs of your Tutorial.
Part 3. Material sample
Provide a sample of the material you will present in this Tutorial.
All questions regarding Tutorial submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be sent by email in PDF format to the tutorial chair at the same email address by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, August 6, 2010. All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
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