CFP: International Workshop on Collaborative Editing Systems (IWCES15)

============== CALL FOR PAPERS ==============
The Fifteenth International Workshop on
Collaborative Editing Systems (IWCES15)

February 25/26, 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA

In conjunction with ACM CSCW 2017

Collaborative Editing (CE) systems allow users to create and edit content together even though they may be in physically disparate locations. A decade ago, CE systems that provided real-time collaborative editing were a niche market, and research into this area was limited to a small segment within the field of Computer Science. Today, the world is seeing an exposing in interest in CE. There is widespread end-user interest in CE, and a large number of developers and researchers are becoming increasingly familiar with the underlying science and enabling technologies.

This workshop builds on the success of the previous fourteen workshops. The focus of this year’s workshop is: 1) to explore recent advances in the technologies that enable collaborative editing systems, 2) to evaluate the adoption of these technologies by commercial industry and the open source communities, and 3) to foster an exchange of ideas between CE researchers and end-user CE systems builders. The goal is to increase the adoption of recent technological advancements in CE research by practitioners and to have practitioners identify real-world challenges for future research.

We invite participation from academic and industry researchers, commercial and open source developers building real world CE systems, human factors and user experience experts, and end-users interested in advancing the state-of-the-art in CE. It is important for each participant (or group of participants, if coming as a group) to contribute to the dialogue. Therefore, each participant is requested to submit a position paper describing the presentation or discussion they wish to contribute to the workshop. While not mandatory, those prospective participants submitting a position paper will be given priority if space becomes limited. We invite submissions pertaining to all topics relevant to CE and CE systems.

== Topics ==
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Concurrency control and consistency maintenance
– Distributed conflict resolution strategies
– Correctness of CE systems
– Performance and scalability of CE methods
– Collaborative visualization and user experience
– Demonstrations of new systems
– Current challenges in real world systems
– Industry trends in CE

== Organizing Committee ==
Michael S. MacFadden, CTO, SOLUTE, Inc. San Diego, CA, USA
Agustina Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ning Gu, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Chengzheng Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Claudia-Lavinia Ignat, LORIA–Inria Nancy-Grand Est, France

== Important Dates ==
December 15, 2016: Position paper submission
December 31, 2016: Notification of acceptance
February 25 or 26, 2017: one day Workshop

== Paper Submission ==
Each position paper should contain 2-6 pages summarizing the content to be presented and/or discussed. While certainly not required, if your topic pertains to a system and that system is easily demonstrated, a demonstration is also encouraged. All papers should be formatted using the standard ACM SIGCHI format and should include an abstract of no more than 150 words.
All submissions should be emailed to Dr Agustina at Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizing committee based on relevancy, novelty, and quality. Accepted papers will be published online on the workshops web site. It is required for at least one author of an accepted paper to register and attend the workshop in order to present the material.