The emergence of network facilities and the increased availability of personal computer systems over the last decade has seen the development of interest in the use of computers to support cooperative work. This volume presents the proceedings of the fifth European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). This is a multidisciplinary area which embraces both the development of new technologies and an understanding of the relationship between technology and society. This volume contains a ...
The emergence of network facilities and the increased availability of personal computer systems over the last decade has seen the development of interest in the use of computers to support cooperative work. This volume presents the proceedings of the fifth European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). This is a multidisciplinary area which embraces both the development of new technologies and an understanding of the relationship between technology and society. This volume contains a collection of papers that encompass activities in the field. It includes papers addressing distribute virtual environments, the use of the Internet, studies of work and emerging models, theories and techniques to support the development of cooperative applications. The papers present emerging technologies alongside new methods and approaches to the development of this important class of applications. The work in this volume represents the best of the current research and practice within CSCW. The collection of papers presented here will appeal to both researchers and practitioners alike, as they combine an understanding of the nature of work with the possibilities offered by new technologies.
Explores how computers aid cooperation in technical and social endeavors with 24 papers on conceptualizing and designing for cooperative work, shared information spaces, cooperation in real and virtual worlds, formalisms and mediation, objects, spaces and bodies, sharing information and process, the influence of devices and environments, and access coordination. Among the contexts described are the International Monetary Fund, a radio station, electronic medical records, a virtual space for a public poetry performance, a Norwegian offshore installation, and the World Wide Web. No subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Conceptualizing and Designing for Cooperative Work. The Production of Order and the Order of Production; G. Button, W. Sharrock. Plans as Situated Action: An Activity Theory Approach to Workflow Systems; J.E. Bardram. Rethinking CSCW Systems: The Architecture of MILANO; A. Agostini, et al. Shared Information Spaces. Effects of the Amount of Shared Information on Communication Efficiency in Side by Side and Remote Help Dialogues; L. Karsenty. MetaWeb: Bringing Synchronous Groupware to the World Wide Web; J. Trevor, et al. Constructing Common Information Spaces; L. Bannon, S. Bødker. Cooperation in Real and Virtual Worlds. Task Conflict and Language Differences: Opportunities for Videoconferencing; G. Williams. The Social Construction and Visualisation of a Norwegian Offshore Installation; V. Hepsø. Staging a Public Poetry Performance in a Collaborative Virtual Environment; S. Benford, et al. Formalism and Mediation. On Distribution, Drift and the Electronic Medical Record: Some Tools for a Sociology of the Formal; M. Berg. Tailoring Cooperation Support Through Mediators; A. Syri. Doing Software Development: Occasions for Automation and Formalisation; R.E. Grinter. Objects, Spaces and Bodies. Introducing Third Party Objects into the Spatial Model of Interaction; S. Benford, C. Greenhalgh. Cooperative Work and Lived Cognition: A Taxonomy of Embodied Actions; T. Robertson. Aether: An Awareness Engine for CSCW; O. Sandor, et al. Sharing: Information and Process. Providing Flexible Services for Managing Shared State in Collaborative Systems; H.S. Shim, et al. Supporting Groupware Conventions Through Contextual Awareness; G. Mark, et al. Supporting the Flow of Information Through Constellations of Interaction; T. Salvador, S. Bly. The Influence of Devices and Environments. Supporting Cooperative Working Using Shared Notebooks; P. Turner, S. Turner. Does 'Roomware' Matter? Investigating the Role of Personal and Public Information Devices and Their Combination in Meeting Room Collaboration; N.A. Streitz, et al. Analysing Movement and World Transitions in Virtual Reality Teleconferencing; C. Greenhalgh. Cooperation and Access Coordination. Designing for Cooperation at a Radio Station; F. Kensing, et al. A Group-Based Authorization Model for Cooperative Systems; K. Sikkel. Gatherers of Information: Some Remarks on the Mission Process at the International Monetary Fund; R.H.R. Harper. Index of Authors.