Sixth INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL on Computer Supported Cooperative Work:
foundations, methods and technologies

23-27 August 2021

Villa del Grumello – Lake Como School Of Advanced Studies
Fondazione “Alessandro Volta”, Como (Italy)


Promoted by the European Society of Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)

Scientific Committee

Claus Bossen  (Aarhus University, Denmark), Nina Boulus-Rødje (University of Copenhagen), Antonella de Angeli (University of Bolzano)


Carla Simone (Univ. of Milano Bicocca)

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 elaboration of the theoretical foundations of the underpinning disciplines through a reflection on the outcomes of the several field studies, of the methods applied in the social and technological investigations and of 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 and applications.

The course will present central themes, methods and open issues within CSCW by experienced scholars in highly interactive lectures and work assignments.

The students are asked to do preparatory work that will be used during the school to enhance their active participation.  A positive evaluation of their learning activities will guarantee 7.5 ECTS that are recognized by several PhD programs in Europe.