Computer Supported Cooperative Work

  title={Computer Supported Cooperative Work},
  author={Matthias Korn and Tommaso Colombino and Myriam Lewkowicz},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of GIS},
This paper explores the use of social awareness support as a potential solution to alleviate informal care al, and emotional load habitually associated with their duties. This is a preliminary contribution of the Vienna University of Technology to TOPIC project that is currently under development. In this paper we report on relevant literature, identify and consider technological and interaction challenges, and suggest mobile and ubiquitous computing for ambient solutions. We illustrate our… 


SIG: Work life balance in HCI
This SIG will discuss the challenges and possible interventions to maintain work life balance for HCI researchers and practitioners.
A Language/Action Perspective on the Design of Cooperative Work
This article examines research collaborations as a particularly informative example of group work and proposes a framework for describing research collaboration that should provide guidance to those developing technology to support collaborative work.
Computer-supported cooperative work: history and focus
The people and the work found under the CSCW umbrella are described, issues considered include: research and design areas, software development, office automation, small-group versus systems approach, US and European differences; and the history of groupware.
From Groupware to Social Media - A Comparison of Conceptual Models
A conceptual model is proposed that identifies major elements and concepts of cooperative systems to provide a basis for their comparison and illustrates that social media systems apply the same basic concepts as other collaborative systems but with a different adoption creating a different user experience.
Fieldwork for Design - Theory and Practice
This book looks at why ethnographic approaches are popular in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was
Designing ubiquitous computing environments to support work life balance
How effective mobile workers from a cross section of industries employed mobile devices to manage work life boundaries is investigated to investigate how effective they were in achieving greater work-life balance.
Taking CSCW seriously
This paper sets out an approach to CSCW as a field of research which it is believed provides a coherent conceptual framework for this area, suggesting that it should be concerned with the support requirements of cooperative work arrangements.
Collaboration and interference: awareness with mice or touch input
It is suggested that it is more important that resources are available to negotiate interference rather than necessarily to attempt to prevent it, and higher levels of awareness for the multi-touch condition accompanied by significantly more actions that interfere with each other.
The Awareness Network, To Whom Should I Display My Actions? And, Whose Actions Should I Monitor?
This paper presents software developers' work practices based on ethnographic data from three different software development teams, and illustrates how these work practices are influenced by different factors, including the organizational setting, the age of the project, and the software architecture.
Mobility in collaboration
It is suggested that taking mobility seriously may not only contribute to the understanding of current support for collaboration, but raise more general issues concerning the requirements for mobile and other technologies.