This special issue of JCSCW is a collection of the long papers presented at ECSCW 2019, the 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centered Computing and the Design of Cooperation Technologies, held in Salzburg, 8–12 June 2019. ECSCW is a series of international conferences on computer-supported cooperative work located in Europe (with contributions from other continents) and sponsored by EUSSET, the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies.
Since 2017, ECSCW has partnered with the CSCW Journal to publish the long papers accepted at the conference. All submissions were reviewed by the ECSCW Program Committee (PC) which comprised 63 members. Following the journal tradition and quality standards, each contribution to this special issue has undergone a two-round review process to ensure original and in-depth contributions to CSCW. Final recommendations were made by the Papers co-chairs (the guest editors of this special issue) to the Journal’s Editor-In-Chief.
The conference received 58 long paper submissions, 24 of which were invited for resubmission. Among the 22 revised papers received, after a second corrections-confirmation review cycle, 14 papers were ultimately accepted.
These papers represent a wide range of CSCW topics and concerns. While the papers continue the tradition of in-depth studies of human practices mediated by digital interactive technologies, we also wanted to be inclusive of new topics that would expand the boundaries of contemporary ECSCW research.
The papers address design and use of collaboration technologies in diverse settings that range from collaborative writing to organizational interfaces to medicine to game development to open science. Domains for the papers add new and timely breadth to ECSCW, including law, finance, and immigration policy. The technologies covered include social media, video sharing systems, digital notes, and recommendation systems. Some of the practices covered are didactic, persuasive and socio-material. We believe that our inclusive selection of papers will spur interesting, critical, and thought provoking conversations, which can drive the CSCW research field forward.
We would like to thank all the members of the ECSCW 2019 Programme Committee for their commitment and valuable work that have made this conference possible. We also acknowledge the support and advice of the Journal of CSCW Editor-In-Chief Kjeld Schmidt and of the CSCW Journal Editorial Office, including Lester de Leon. A special thanks to all the active participants of the ECSCW community who helped prepare an excellent conference program, and further thanks to Myriam Lewkowicz and Volker Wulf for guidance and advice on numerous occasions. We could not have done this without you!
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Rossitto, C., Muller, M., Fuchsberger-Staufer, V. et al. Introduction to ECSCW 2019. Comput Supported Coop Work 28, 291–292 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-019-09361-0