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*Computer Supported Cooperative Work:*
*foundations, methods and technologies*
22-26 August 2016
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 Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET

Myriam Lewcowicz (Troyes University of Technology – France)
Carla Simone (University of Milano Bicocca – Italy)
Ina Wagner (Vienna University of Technology – Austria)
Volker Wulf (University of Siegen – Germany)

May 8th, 2016: deadline for pre-registration. The pre-registration form is
available  here <>.

*Local organization*
Federico Cabitza, Angela Locoro (University of Milano Bicocca – Italy)

*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 asks for a continuous
elaboration of the theoretical foundations of the underpinning disciplines
through a reflection on the outcomes of the field studies, 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.

*Structure of the lectures*
*Mon 22 August*
The School opens with a lecture about the main issues characterizing CSCW
research and applications. The students present themselves and their
research activities.

*Tue 23 August*
The lectures will present the main field studies that have influenced the
understanding of cooperative work and the impact of cooperation
technologies in work settings.

*Wed 24 August*
The lectures will present and discuss the main tenets and applicability of
the methods that are used in the CSCW research to collect and analyse the
data gathered during a field study.

*Thu 25 August*
The lectures will present and discuss the various kinds of cooperative
technologies in relation to their functionality, development and deployment
in real settings.

*Fri 26 August*
The school closes with a lecture about the issues involved in planning a
research and/or participatory design project that addresses issues of
collaboration. The students present the results of their activities
undertaken during the School.
After the lectures the students will engage in group work, that is tasks
that they have to collaboratively accomplish to elaborate on lectures’

*The prospective teachers*
Mark Ackermann (University of Michigan), Liam Bannon (University of
Limerick), Pernille Bjørn (University of Copenhagen), Susanne Bødker
(Aarhus University), Tone Bratteteig (University of Oslo) , Federico
Cabitza (University of Milano Bicocca), Luigina Ciolfi, (Sheffield Hallam
University), M. Lewcowicz (Troyes University of Technology), Kjeld Schmidt
(University of Siegen), Carla Simone (University of Milano Bicocca), Ina
Wagner (Vienna University of Technology), Volker Wulf (University of

*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. 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 *7.5 ECTS
upon the approval of the outcomes of their group work activities*.

*The location*
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 center 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 from
Sunday night: 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.

For further information about the school please contact:
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