Learning from Team and Group Diversity

Nurturing and Benefiting from our Heterogeneity
Sunday, November 10, 2019
This workshop is part of CSCW 2019, held in Austin, Texas November 9-13, 2019.

By 2019, diversity is an established fact in most workplaces, teams, and work-groups, presenting both old and new challenges to CSCW in terms of team structure and technological supports for increasingly diverse teams. The research literature on diversity and teams has examined many definitions and attributes of diversity, and has described different types of teams, tasks, and measures, with contrasting and even contradictory results.

Diversity becomes a strength in some studies, and a burden in others. The literature is similarly complex regarding individual and organizational approaches to realize those strengths, or to mitigate those burdens.

In this workshop, we collectively take stock of these complex findings; we consider the several theoretical and methodological efforts to organize these findings; and we propose new research directions to address the “diversity of diversity studies.”

Important dates

  • Submission deadline September 27, 2019
  • Submission notifications October 4, 2019


  • Final version deadline October 11, 2019
  • Date of workshop Sunday, November 10, 2019

How to participate

We invite students, researchers, practitioners, and scholars to submit their interesting new work as position papers to the workshop. Please use the Extended Abstract format (or equivalent), and please limit your position paper to 2-4 PDF pages. Please also include a brief biological statement, including your current affiliation (as appropriate) and research area.

Submissions can be reports of your empirical or theoretical work related to team diversity and its outcomes. We are open to novel styles and structures of contributions.

How to submit

Please send your submission and document to us at teamdiversity2019@gmail.com.

Please also use that address for questions and discussions with the organizers. The organizers will review your submission, and we will send an accept/reject decision by 4 October.

Final versions (to be shared with other members of the workshop) will be due by 11 October. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.