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
For more information, see the conference website
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 http://www.isls.org.