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Physics - Applied & Technical Physics | Aims and Scope: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Aims and Scope: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices is devoted to innovative research in computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). It provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the debate and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical, practical, technical, and social issues in CSCW.

The CSCW Journal arose in response to the growing interest in the design, implementation and use of technical systems (including computing, information, and communications technologies) which support people working cooperatively, and its scope remains to encompass the multifarious aspects of research within CSCW and related areas.

The CSCW Journal focuses on research oriented towards the development of collaborative computing technologies on the basis of studies of actual cooperative work practices (where ‘work’ is used in the wider sense). That is, it welcomes in particular submissions that (a) report on findings from ethnographic or similar kinds of in-depth fieldwork of work practices with a view to their technological implications, (b) report on empirical evaluations of the use of extant or novel technical solutions under real-world conditions, and/or (c) develop technical or conceptual frameworks for practice-oriented computing research based on previous fieldwork and evaluations.