Full Papers, Short Papers and Posters

CSCL 2015 will offer a variety of publication formats, including full papers, short papers and posters. Full papers are limited to 8 pages; short papers are limited to 4 pages; poster abstracts are limited to 2 pages. Submissions must follow the formatting instructions of their respective submission category. All papers will be subjected to peer review by an international program committee. The Program Committee reserves the right to determine whether a submitted paper is accepted for presentation as a long paper, short paper, or poster. All accepted papers and posters will be published in the proceedings.

Submission Instructions

1. Full Papers (8 pages)

Full papers are for mature work, requiring lengthy explanations of the conceptual background, methodology and data and analysis. Full paper submissions should state: (a) the major issue(s) addressed, (b) potential significance of the work, (c) the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, (d) major findings, conclusions, implications, and (e) relevant scholarly references. Moreover, the relevance to the theme of the conference should be made clear. We also encourage papers that address conceptual issues in CSCL research, and papers that help to set the programmatic agenda for the future of CSCL research.

2. Short Papers (4 pages)

Short papers are for work that makes significant contributions, but that is still in progress, of smaller scale, or that can be reported briefly. Otherwise, the same criteria apply as listed for full papers above.

3. Posters (2 pages)

Posters are for work that is in early stages and for novel and promising ideas. The two-page abstract should identify the aspect of the work that will likely lead to productive discussions with conference participants in a poster session, including figures exemplifying the visual support to be provided for these discussions in the poster.

Presentation Formats

Presentation formats address the manner of presentation at the meeting, in contrast to the publication formats for peer review and the printed proceedings, described above. Like in Madison 2013, the conference will offer the possibility to choose between a traditional lecture format and an interactive presentation format for full papers and short papers. In an interactive session, each of four presenters will give a brief 10-minute presentation, followed by 50 minutes of interaction at distributed stations. During this time, authors might bring questions to discuss with members of the audience, or bring supplementary materials for people to see, touch, and play with at their station.

This means that the publication format and the presentation format will be decoupled. Authors will submit full papers, short papers and posters to be considered for publication (see details of the submission categories). At the time of submission, authors will also be asked to express their preference for a presentation format. The reviewers and the program committee can also make recommendations as to the format. Presentation format will be assigned in order to maximize the interactive conference experience, balanced by considerations of the nature of the work, author preferences, and the program committee’s review process.