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Organized by
Dalian University of Technology
Co-Sponsored by
IEEE SMC Society
CSCWD International Working Group Dalian Jiaotong University, China
General Conference Chair
Zhenyuan Jia
Conference Co-Chairs
Xiaozhen Mi
Jano de Souza
Amy Trappey
Shengchuan Zhao
Ning Gu
Program Committee Chairs
Weiming Shen
Jean-Paul Barthès
Junzhou Luo
Yanjun Shi
Organization Committee Chair
Wei Liu
Jun Zhao
Tie Qiu
Xiaojun Zheng
Publicity Chairs
Zhelong Wang
Publication Chair
Jinghui Zhang
Finance Chair / Treasurer
Rong Xie
Local Arrangement Chair
Wei Zhang
Fuji Wang
Benxian Yue
Chunli Ni
International Steering Committee
Jean-Paul Barthès
Junzhou Luo
Weiming Shen
Jianming Yong
Jinghui Zhang
Pedro Antunes
Marcos Borges
Kuo-Ming Chao
Jano de Souza
Giancarlo Fortino
Liang Gao
Ning Gu
Anne James
Peter Kropf
Weidong Li
Xiaoping P. Liu
Hugo Paredes
José A. Pino
Amy Trappey
Chunsheng Yang
Yun Yang
Qinghua Zheng


1. Notifications have been sent out to all the authors on January 31, 2021. If you haven't received any notification on your paper, please send an email to

2. According to the COVID-19 control measures implemented in China today, we are currently planning for a mixed mode of on-site/online for CSCWD 2021 in Dalian, China on May 5-7, 2021. Please follow the instructions on the Registration page to submit your registration forms.

Scope of the Conference

Design of complex artifacts and systems requires the cooperation of multidisciplinary design teams. The 2021 IEEE 24th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (IEEE CSCWD 2021) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners involved in different but related domains to confront research results and discuss key problems. The scope of IEEE CSCWD 2021 includes the research and development of collaboration technologies and their applications to the design of processes, products, systems, and services in industries and societies. Collaboration technologies include theories, methods, mechanisms, protocols, software tools, platforms, and services that support communication, coordination and collaboration among people, software and hardware systems. Related fields of research include human-computer interaction, business process management, collaborative virtual environments, enterprise modeling, security and privacy, as well as social aspects and human factors related to collaboration and design. The major topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration theory and methodology
  • Design of collaboration methods, processes, mechanisms, and protocols
  • Collaboration across disciplines (design science, service science and data science)
  • Innovative collaborative approaches (crowdsourcing, social media)
  • Collaborative computing (Clouds, Web services, sensor networks, blockchains)
  • Cyber-physical systems, Industry 4.0, and digital twins
  • Security and privacy in collaborative systems

Submission of Papers

Papers reporting original research results and experience are solicited. Each paper, written in English, is limited to 6 pages (IEEE proceedings format), including references and illustrations. Electronic submissions in PDF format are strongly recommended. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present the paper.

Submission Web Site:

On-site or Virtual Presentations

While IEEE CSCWD 2021 is expected to be held fully on-site on May 5-7, 2021, it will also be planned to have online presentations in case travel restrictions are not lifted in some parts of the world by then.


All submitted papers will be reviewed by program committee members and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE categorized conference proceedings and will be submitted for indexing to EI (Compendex), DBLP and other indexing services. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit revised and expanded version of their papers to be considered for publication in special issues of well-known international journals.


Dr. Yanjun Shi
Dalian University of Technology, China

Dr. Weiming Shen
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Important Dates

November 30, 2020 Paper submission due
January 31, 2021 Author notification
March 15, 2021 Final papers due
March 15, 2021 Author registrations due

May 5 - 7, 2021 Conference