• Final Call for Pre-Conference Workshops & Tutorials
    DEADLINE : January 31st, 2019, EXTENDED FROM January 15th

    Freydis Vogel (University of Nottingham, UK)
    Sherice Clarke (University of California at San Diego, USA)
    Andrew Joyce Gibbons (Durham University, UK)

    The CSCL 2019 Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials Committee invites submissions of proposals for Pre-Conference Events. Full-day workshops will be scheduled on Monday June 17th, and half-day workshops on Tuesday June 18th. The main conference program will begin on the afternoon of June 18th.

    In short, here are the most important dates for your submission:
    • Proposals for full or half-day events should be written in English.
    • Proposals should be submitted no later than January 31, 2019 via the online submission system: https://new.precisionconference.com/cscl
    • February 15th to 20th, 2019 – Notification of acceptance
    • March 15, 2019 – Submission of the final 4-page summary for publication in conference proceedings
    Pre-conference events should focus on themes within the scope of CSCL. We would like to encourage particularly the submission of pre-conference events that cohere with the conference theme theme A wide lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, and be organized as a workshop or a tutorial. For instance, these events could be organized as “deep dives” in which participants spend several hours trying out a CSCL technology and/or scenario, discussing the design motivations and providing constructive critiques towards design improvements.

    1. Workshops should be designed as collaborative knowledge-building sessions on a focused issue, where participants actively work together (e.g., analyzing data, discussing design criteria, collaborating on a research project). Substantial time should be allocated for interaction between participants. The presentation of a set of related papers (e.g., a symposium) is not considered a workshop.
    2. Tutorials should be designed as collaborative learning experiences for novices on a topic, technology, or methodology within CSCL, that are facilitated by experts. Tutorials should stimulate active participation and interaction between participants as well. Innovative format submissions are encouraged, provided they are within the scope of a workshop or tutorial.

    We may request proposals that are very similar to each other to merge, or at least coordinate in a manner that ensures that interested researchers do not feel there is a conflict between them.

    Submission Instructions
    • Proposals for full or half-day events should be written in English.
    • Proposals should be submitted no later than January 31, 2019 via the online submission system: https://new.precisionconference.com/cscl
    • You are welcome to contact us at csclworkshops@gmail.com if you have any questions about the pre-conference workshops and tutorials.

    Pre-conference event proposals

    The proposal for the tutorial or workshop enables the pre-conference co-chairs to evaluate not only the content of the event, but also the organization of the event. The description should be written with the pre-conference co-chairs as the intended audience, describing practical issues that will enable us (pre-conference co-chairs) to evaluate the proposal. The descriptions should not exceed 4 pages, and should include:
    • Workshop/Tutorial Title
    • Proposers/Organizers’ names, affiliations, contact information, and backgrounds, including prior experience in conducting such events
    • Intended audience
    • Duration of event (half day or full day)
    • Description of the event that includes:
      • Theme and goals
      • Theoretical background and relevance to field and conference
      • Expected outcomes and contributions
    • Participation requirements (how tutorial or workshop participants will be chosen)
    • Relationship to similar events conducted in the past (e.g., at CSCL or ICLS), if any
    • Facilities and equipment required (Please be specific if you feel you will require anything beyond a normal projector provided at typical conference)
    • Minimal and maximal number of participants expected
    • A description of how you will solicit participation including a draft call for participation that will be posted by organizers on the CSCL 2019 website if the event is accepted

    Pre-conference description for proceedings

    Please prepare a pdf or word document with a description of the workshop/tutorial that would eventually appear in the conference proceedings. It should not exceed 4-pages and should adhere to the format guidelines: http://cscl2019.com/upload/ISLS_Author_Guidelines_Oct2014.pdf
    The final version of the 4-page summary must be submitted not later than March 15, 2019. This should be written with the reader of the conference proceedings in mind, who may be reading the description after the event has taken place. The format can be flexible, but it is suggested that the proceedings description include:
    1. Title of event
    2. Organizers' names and backgrounds
    3. Theme and goals
    4. Theoretical background and relevance to field and conference
    5. Expected outcomes and contributions

    Proposal Selection Process

    Proposals will be reviewed by the pre-conference co-chairs. Proposals may also be reviewed by additional judges at the discretion of the co-chairs.
    • If two proposals are found to be very similar, organizers will be asked to consider whether to merge the proposals, to coordinate with morning and afternoon sessions, or to justify the viability of running the events in conflict with each other.
    • We expect to send out acceptance notifications from 15th to 20th of February 2019.
    • Organizers will be responsible for soliciting and selecting participants through the use of the conference website. To help support this work, selected organizers will be asked to create a one-minute video describing their workshop and why people would want to attend. More information on this process will be provided when proposals are selected.


    To create a high-quality program representing the newest ideas and results in the field, submitted proposals for workshops and tutorials will be evaluated with respect to:
    • Originality
    • Quality
    • Significance
    • Relevance to a specified target audience of CSCL researchers
    • Clarity
    • Workshop / tutorial activities
    • Participant interaction

    We look forward to your proposals and creating a rich program of pre-conference sessions at CSCL 2019.
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