5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries (CABS): Culture, Distance and Technology August 20-22, 2014, Kyoto, Japan
Collaboration across Boundaries: Culture, Distance, & Technology 2014 (CABS 2014) is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on exploring the nature and ways to facilitate intercultural collaboration. CABS 2014 is the 5th international conference in the series formerly held as International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration (ICIC).
CABS aims to be a multidisciplinary forum that integrates the socio-cultural and technical perspectives, with the objective of exchanging the latest results of studying and supporting intercultural collaboration.
Full papers must present original work with contributions to research and practice of intercultural collaboration. All full papers will be evaluated using a double-blind review process. Accepted authors have the option of having their paper included or NOT to be included in the ACM digital library. If the authors choose not to have their full paper included, only the abstract of the paper will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Those unpublished papers can be re-submitted and published at other conference proceedings (including ACM conferences) or journals.
Full papers can be up to 10 pages long. Submission for a full paper should be thoroughly anonymized and formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Publications Format using the SIGCHI Papers Template. Papers should be submitted through the Precision Conference System. Please see the SIGCHI author instruction page for more information and the downloadable templates.
Work that has previously been presented or published in a language other than English may be translated and submitted to CABS. Please refer to the statement by ACM SIGCHI regarding the statement on "Re-publication of work in English that was previously published in another language."
To facilitate the interdisciplinary reviewing process, authors of full papers are asked to categorize their papers by theme (one of three themes) to help us direct papers to the most appropriate reviewers. The three themes are: Communication & Management, Computer-Mediated Collaboration, and Cross-linguistic Communication. Although some papers will fit within multiple themes and others may not be an ideal fit for any of them, we ask the authors to choose the closest theme. We will strive to recruit the most appropriate reviewers for all papers.
Below are examples of types of contributions a paper in any of the three themes can make to CABS:
Authors are encouraged to submit their late-breaking papers to present as posters during the conference. Late-breaking papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Meanwhile, copyright will be retained by the authors. Late-breaking papers should be no longer than 4 two-column pages in length, formatted according to the Extended Abstract Format. Late-Breaking Papers should be submitted through the Precision Conference System. Late-breaking papers will not be blind reviewed. Authors should include their complete names and contact information at the top of their submitted PDF file. Submitted late-breaking papers will not be divided into three subcommittees. They will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished researchers in the area of intercultural collaboration.
We invite submissions of proposals for panels and workshops at the conference. A panel consists of three to four talks on a theme related to intercultural collaboration. A workshop offers a chance for attendees with common interests to meet and have a focused discussion. Each submission should contain a title, theme and goals, organizers' names and backgrounds, and intended audience. Submissions for Panels should also provide each panelists' background and contact information, as well as a brief statement of his or her position on the panel theme. Workshop submissions should provide the duration and needed facilities. Submissions will not be archival, so an author may discuss previously published work. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages in length using the ACM template (see above).
Panels and Workshops proposals should be submitted by email to dedicated email.