March 20-21, 2020

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts

Submission deadline:
Dec. 13th, 2019

Call for Participation

NOTE: Decisions on submitted papers and abstracts will be announced on or around January 15, 2020. All are welcome to attend. Please see our registration page for info.

We invite the submission of contributions exploring the interface between data and computer science and journalism in three categories: research, practice, and technology. For the 2020 Symposium, we make a special call for papers that involve data visualization, with an emphasis on the communication of uncertainty. A special section of the conference and its program will be dedicated to submissions in this area.

Research. Academic research papers exploring a question of interest in journalism or data and computing sciences as it relates back to journalism and news information;

Practice. Journalist-oriented talks focused on experiences or case studies in journalism including stories, visualizations, investigations, or interactive experiences produced with, by, or about data and algorithms;

Technology. Descriptions of new computational and data-driven tools, platforms, applications, and services that enable novels ways of finding, producing, interacting with, or distributing news content.


Research contributions should submit a 5-page paper (including references)

Practice and Technology contributions may opt to submit either a 5-page paper, or a 1-page abstract. These contributions will be considered for a standalone talk or a panel.

All submissions must be in PDF and use the standard ACM SIGCHI Template downloadable here.


Please upload your submission to the EasyChair submission site before the deadline.


Friday, December 13, 2019, 8 pm ET.


Accepted contributions will be invited to present the work in oral, poster, or demo sessions.


Written contributions will be published as part of an online proceedings linked off this site but should be considered “non-archival” for the sake of journal submissions elsewhere. At the same time, we highly encourage unique and novel contributions with limited overlap to other related publications the author may have or intend to publish. You can view selected papers from the C+J 2019 Symposium online. Accepted contributions may be invited to extend papers and abstracts into a possible archival publication with a university press.