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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:16:11 +0100
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*INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL on Computer Supported Cooperative Work:
Foundations, Methods and Technologies*
24-29 August 2015
Villa del Grumello - Lake Como School Of Advanced Studies Centro di Cultura
Scientifica ''Alessandro Volta'', Como (Italy)
Under the auspices of the European Society of Social Embedded Technologies (
*EUSSET* <>)

Myriam Lewkowicz (Troyes University of Technology - France)
Carla Simone (University of Milano Bicocca - Italy)
Volker Wulf (University of Siegen - Germany)
Ina Wagner (University of Oslo - Norway)

*Important Dates*
April, 30th 2015: deadline for pre-registration. The pre-registration form
is available here <>.
May, 7th 2015: notification for acceptance
June, 19th 2015: deadline for registration
24-29 August 2015: summer school

*Aims and scope*
After the introduction of the acronym CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative
Work) in the late 80' the themes connected with the understanding of how
collaboration is managed in different work settings and with the design of
the information and communication technologies supporting collaboration
have become pervasive in many scientific, business and social discourses.
The constant growth of the application domains where the CSCW themes can
inform both social studies and technology design requires a continuous
reflection on the theoretical foundations of the underpinning disciplines,
on the methods applied in the social and technological investigations and
on the impact of the technologies on the settings in which they are
deployed. The combination of these three perspectives should be the
patrimony of any researcher who wants to grasp the complex and subtle
issues that are involved in the CSCW research area.

*To whom*
The school offers to the young researchers (PhD or post-doc) an opportunity
to become aware of the challenges characterizing the CSCW research from the
perspective of its foundations, methods and technologies as well as of how
they are intertwined. The program combines lectures given by people with a
sound research experience in the field with workshops where the
participants are requested to deepen the various contents and to put them
to work in projects that are rooted in real situations. The interaction
among the participants (both teachers and students) will promote the
generation of new ideas and their confrontation with the experiences they
have acquired in their field research.
The students are expected to have a positive attitude toward action
research and to be familiar with the basic CSCW literature: some
indications will be given prior to the school start to create a prospective
background of reference.
The school will release a certificate that can be used to acquire credits
in the PhD national programs.

The school will be held in the facilities offered by the Centro di Cultura
Scientifica ''Alessandro Volta'', Como (Italy), and specifically at Villa
del Grumello, a nice villa close to Como: the centre of the town can be
reached in a ten minutes' walk along the border of the lake. The
participants are normally hosted in the bedrooms of the villa: a convention
with some hotels in Como allows for alternative solutions if necessary.
There will be a WIFI connection: additional information about the available
facilities and the registration modalities will be given later on.

Work practices and computing technologies - Kjeld Schmidt
An introduction into practice-based computing - Volker Wulf
Ethnographic investigation and design - Dave Randall
Collaborative technologies in human activity systems - Federico Cabitza
Knowledge and expertise sharing from a CSCW perspective - Mark Ackerman
Analyzing fieldwork material - Ina Wagner
Designing with users - Tone Bratteteig
Understanding and evaluating appropriation/development-in-use - Susanne
Social Media: a complex domain for CSCW inquiry - Luigina Ciolfi
Mixed reality support for collaborative urban planning - Ina Wagner
The role of CSCW systems to establish collaborative resilience in crisis
management - Volkmar  Pipek
Students' work coached by Liam Bannon and Myriam Lewkowicz

The preliminary program of the School, with a description of the lectures,
is available here <>.

Additional information and contact
Eusset-school website <>
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