Thanks to Danyel Fisher for alerting me to CSCW 2004 via SOCNET. As noted in the following announcement, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) is expanding its agenda to include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate communication, coordination, cooperation and even competition.
For another pointer to CSCW, I recommend IBM's Collaborative User Experience Group.
Here's the CSCW 2004 announcement:
CSCW is a leading forum for presenting and discussing research and development achievements in the design, introduction and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and societies.
CSCW 2004, the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, will be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 6-10, 2004.
As well as covering traditional topics around work and working relationships, the conference has expanded its focus to include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate communication, coordination, cooperation and even competition.
CSCW 2004 welcomes newcomers as well as CSCW regulars. The program includes presentations of papers, panels, videos, demonstrations, and interactive posters. To continue to expand participation in the conference, we are adding a new submission category, CSCW Notes. These are fully-reviewed 4-page papers, which will provide greater flexibility for participation by the CSCW community. CSCW also offers a world-class tutorial program with full-day and half-day mini-courses taught by leading CSCW experts. Full-day workshops provide an opportunity for in-depth exploration of emerging themes with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners.
If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.
Gary M. Olson and Jim Herbsleb CSCW 2004 Conference Co-Chairs