CSCW Journal Latex Template

The journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices (JCSCW) is a Springer journal focusing on work on theoretical, practical, technical, and social issues in CSCW. The journal provides an extensive document discussing the instructions for authors [link], and has particular requirements for the formatting of the reference.

Since standard (Springer) templates for Latex do not support this reference format, I created a new Bibtex style that automatically formats all references according to the journal requirements. Note that the template will only work if the references are formatted perfectly and include all fields required and detailed in the CSCW journal instructions. The template includes both inline and normal references to a journal article, book, and conference proceedings paper.

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Lancaster University at CHI 2017

CHI 2017 is approaching quickly so here are all the papers and notes from Lancaster University this year. It’s a great selection of papers ranging from technical work to design, empirical studies and digital health. With 12  13 papers, Lancaster University has done quite well [source]. If you’re attending CHI this year do check out all the talks!

  1. Implications for Adoption
  2. Design for Rituals of Letting Go: An Embodiment Perspective on Disposal Practices Informed by Grief Therapy
  3. DemYouth: Co-Designing and Enacting Tools to Support Young People’s Engagement with People with Dementia
  4. Connecting Those That Care: Designing for Transitioning, Talking, Belonging and Escaping
  5. Embedding a Crowd inside a Relay Baton: A Case Study in a Non-Competitive Sporting Activity
  6. Supporting the Use of User Generated Content in Journalistic Practice
  7. Photo Privacy Conflicts in Social Media: A Large-scale Empirical Study
  8. EagleSense: Tracking People and Devices in Interactive Spaces using Real-Time Top-View Depth-Sensing
  9. Bearing an Open “Pandora’s Box”: HCI for Reconciling Everyday Food and Sustainability
  10. Demand Around the Clock: Time Use and Data Demand of Mobile Devices in Everyday Life
  11. Design for Trust: An Exploration of the Challenges and Opportunities of Bitcoin Users
  12. HCI and environmental public policy: Opportunities for engagement
  13. Thumb + Pen Interaction on Tablets

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Grand Challenges in HCI

Last week I attended an amazing symposium organized by some of my colleagues at UCLIC around grand challenges in Human-Computer Interaction. It turned out to be a pretty big event with more than 120 people attending, and really interesting speakers, panel and coffee-break discussions around the grand challenges in HCI. As a relatively newcomer in HCI (I’ve only started publishing in 2012), this was a very interesting day. There are so many different angles, topics and approaches within one field that one often loses track of what is happening, but also how to best move forward in our own research. This symposium was organized to start a longer dialogue and discussion on how to move the field forward and address some of the big challenges within HCI but also society at large. The program started with an amazing lineup of speakers who all gave insightful and inspiring talks about their perspective on whatever ‘grand challenges’ in HCI means to them (program and slides). What was really interesting about these talks was the enormous diversity in what these speakers considered “grand challenges”.

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