CSCL 2017: Preliminary Call for Papers

CSCL 2017: Preliminary Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative


June 18-21, 2017

Drexel University & The University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Conference theme: Making a Difference — Prioritizing Equity and Access in


Computer Supported Collaborative Learning is a premier conference of the

International Society of the Learning Sciences that focuses on the study

of social learning processes with and without technology as well as the

development and evaluation of tools to enhance or improve collective

thinking and learning. The conference is a major international event

bringing together researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds and

research interests including educational technology, design, HCI,

information sciences, educational psychology, museum research, library

science, curriculum and instruction, psychology, computer science,

cognitive science, and many more. We welcome high quality conceptual,

empirical, and theoretical contributions.

This year’s conference theme focuses on the need to consider issues such

as equity, access, and inclusion in the design, implementation, and

deployment of computer-supported learning environments. CSCL 2017 will

prioritize keynote speakers, workshops and papers that champion research

and tools focused on equity and access relative to CSCL. Hosted by a

diverse leadership team in the Learning Sciences, the conference will

highlight work that discusses ways to broaden the CSCL pipeline, promotes

and/or celebrates out of the box thinking, or that brings a wide range of

viewpoints or voices to CSCL topics or tools.


We are currently seeking submissions for the following:

• 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.

• 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.

• Posters (2 pages): Posters are for work 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.

• Symposia (8 pages): Symposia are for conveying larger ideas or results

about a specific issue. Discussion among members of the symposium and with

the audience should be moderated to focus on certain positions or

controversies. We expect symposia to address large issues of interest to

CSCL, particularly those related to this year’s conference theme.


Papers, Posters, and Symposia: November 4, 2016

Demos, Pre-Conference Workshops, and Tutorials: to be announced

Early and Mid-Career Workshops + Doctoral Consortium: to be announced

Further information

For more information, see the conference website

( and/or contact

About ISLS

The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) is a

professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical

investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and how

learning may be facilitated both with and without technology. ISLS

sponsors two professional conferences, held in alternate years. Visit the

ISLS site at

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