Case Studies in the Research Track are targeted towards (applied) researchers, practitioners, and professionals working in the field of communities and technologies. Papers submitted to this track should show the application, as well as the organizational, civic and/or commercial aspects, implications or practical challenges in any of the areas listed in the Call for Papers. Of special interest are real-world examples that illustrate experiences in running technological systems with/within existing communities; lessons learned in developing, testing, and deploying such systems; and critical views and reflections on differences between research and practice. Various kinds and flavors of case study research are welcome, including but not limited to: more analytical (such as ethnographic case studies and historical analyses of cases) as well as more action-oriented (such as design case studies, action research reports). A strong community, industry, and/or society background should be demonstrated, e.g., through authorship or in the text.
|Important Dates||March 1, 2019 (23:59 CET) - Research Track submissions due
April 9, 2019 - Research Track notifications
April 26, 2019 (23:59 CET) - Camera-ready due
|Submission Details||Online Submission: via EasyChair
Submission Template: ACM SigConf proceedings template (part of the ACM Master Template)
Submission Format: 4-6 pages (excluding references and appendices), as PDF
Supplementary Materials: pictures/visuals (beyond those included in the text), videos, documents/reports, websites, etc. Accepted research track case studies are part of the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) published by ACM (ISBN: 978-1-4503-7162-9).
Case Studies in the Research Track should describe how a problem was addressed by practical work carried out. They should describe the challenges experienced and how they were tackled, reflect on the experience, what could have been improved, and describe why the case study is of importance to the C&T community. Case Studies can also inspire C&T researchers to further investigate issues that arise from practical research and design work. Case Studies can illustrate, explore, report, analyze, summarize, challenge, or simply describe practical C&T work carried out to address a problem. They might focus, for instance, on the following topics:
Case Studies should be inspiring, but should not be constrained by traditional academic expectations. They differ from regular research papers in that Case Studies do not need to define themselves as part of the potentially longer-term body of academic research. They might not have as extensive a literature review as regular research papers, or might not explicitly add to C&T theory within an academic school of thought. The primary criteria for Case Studies is relevance in making a contribution to the community. Case Studies will be assessed on the extent to which they:
Case Studies should include the following sections:
Case Studies shed light into emerging and/or marginalized topics and address existing gaps in the broader C&T methods and understanding. In the light of the conference theme "Transforming Communities" suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Case Studies for the Research Track must be submitted via EasyChair. Research Track submissions must be reported using the ACM SigConf proceedings template (which is part of the ACM Master Template), should be 4-6 pages long (excluding references and appendices), and submitted as PDF. Submissions must be anonymized, removing information that could easily identify authors. Authors are encouraged (but not required) to include illustrative supplementary materials in the form of pictures/visuals (beyond those included in the text), videos, documents/reports, websites, etc. If supplementary materials are submitted beyond the main document, we kindly ask authors to include a list of the supplementary documents in their submission and a description of the nature and purpose of each item.
Submissions to the Research Track will be peer-reviewed by two members of the Programme Committee, with an additional meta review form the Case Studies chairs for final decision on acceptance or rejection.
Accepted Case Studies from the Research Track will be published in the proceedings, together with full and short papers. Authors will have the opportunity to present and/or demonstrate their work during the conference.