Call for Papers

We invite contributions for research papers and posters related to the development and use of collaboration technology, and with a strong focus on technology design and development. Most published papers propose innovative technical + human + organizational approaches to expand collaboration support, often backed up by theory brought from various disciplines including computer science, management science, design science, cognitive science, and social science. However, the conference also seeks papers with theory, models, design principles, methodologies, and case studies that contribute to a better understanding of the complex interrelations between collaboration and technology. Considering the heterogeneity of research in collaboration and technology, researchers may address the validation of their work through multiple approaches including laboratory experiments, fieldwork, analytical evaluations, case studies, prototyping, and empirical tests. A doctoral consortium will be organised during the conference.


From both research and innovative practice perspectives, the following topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Collaboration technology

  • Multi-user interfaces
  • Collaboration frameworks, toolkits and design patterns
  • Mobile/Web collaboration devices and systems
  • Work-on-demand platforms
  • Physically-embodied collaboration devices and systems
  • VR/AR for collaboration
  • Multi-agent / AI systems supporting collaboration

Collaboration through social media

  • Online communities
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Recommendation mechanisms in web and social media spaces
  • Behavioral incentives
  • Social media analytics
  • Digital inclusion using social media

Organization design and engineering

  • Work analysis, work modeling and process management
  • Group decision-making and negotiation
  • Group-oriented knowledge management
  • Algorithms for team composition 
  • Virtual, ad-hoc, mobile organizations
  • Measuring team performance

Collaboration in specific application domains

  • Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
  • Computer supported cooperative design (CSCD)
  • Computer supported inter-cultural collaboration
  • Collaboration support in healthcare
  • Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
  • Open science

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: April 15, 2020 May 18, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 29, 2020 June 12, 2020
  • Poster Abstract Submission: June 10, 2020
  • Poster Notification: June 17, 2020
  • Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission: June 10, 2020
  • Doctoral Consortium Paper Notification: June 17, 2020
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: June 24, 2020 June 26, 2020
  • Conference: September 8-11, 2020

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) (UTC -12).

Submission Guidelines

Electronic paper submissions should be prepared using the Springer Proceedings format ( Submissions will be accepted in three categories: full papers, short papers and poster abstracts. Full papers have a length of up to 16 pages, short papers have a length of up to 8 pages and poster abstracts have a maximum length of 4 pages (including references). Doctoral consortium papers have a length of 7 pages and should present the work of the phD students in their area. Full papers present original results on a subject of interest to the CollabTech community while short papers can present smaller more focused contributions or preliminary results which inspire discussion. Full papers and short papers appear in the proceedings, while poster abstracts are made available electronically. Accepted full papers and short papers will be published by Springer as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. (

Journal Special Issue

The authors of the best papers presented at the conference will be cordially invited to submit extended versions to a journal special issue.