Fourth International Summer School on Computer Supported Cooperative Work

26-30 August 2019, Como Italy.

About

The CSCW Summer School provides young researchers (PhD or post-doc) with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of CSCW as a research field and community. 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.

Aims and scope

After the introduction of the acronym CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) in the late 1980’ the themes connected with the understanding of collaborative work practices and the design of artefacts supporting collaboration have become pervasive in many scientific, business and social discourses. The domains in which CSCW can inform sociotechnical design are constantly growing and changing. This 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 practices they are made part of. The combination of these 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.

Program

The course will present central themes, methods and discussions within CSCW by experienced scholars in conversations with participants.

Monday: Introduction and foundations of CSCW

Tuesday: Field Studies

Wednesday: Conceptual foundations; Participatory Design

Thursday: Design

Friday: Theoretical foundations; Writing

Faculty 

Luigina Ciolfi, Dave Randall, Kjeld Schmidt, Carla Simone, Ina Wagner, Antonella di Angeli, Claus Bossen, Nina Boulus-Rødje

(For updates check: www.eusset.eu/events/summer-school/)

Important dates

  • April 8th, 2019: Application deadline. See below.
  • April 15th, 2019: notification of acceptance.
  • June 14th, 2019: deadline for registration.

Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Location

The school will be held in 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.

Chairs

Antonella di Angeli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Italy)

Claus Bossen (Aarhus University – Denmark)

Nina Boulus-Rødje (Roskilde University – Denmark)

Fees

Last year, the fee was 700€ including accommodation (less for participants finding their own lodging), and we expect this to be approximately the same in 2019 (TBA)

Application

Please provide a document that includes one to two pages of CV and one page that includes your PhD topic, your research approach and why you want to participate at the summer school. Deadline April 8th, 2019. Please send it to: summerschool@eusset.eu

Visa

International applicants might need a visiting student visa to come to Italy. Information about the required documents are available at the “Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs” following this link. A request for a School Invitation Letter should be sent to summerschool@eusset.eu. The request must contain all the necessary information along with a digitized copy of the identification page of the student passport (with name and photo).

Contact

For any information about the school please contact: summerschool@eusset.eu