Computer Supported Cooperative Work Conference 2004 (CSCW 2004, http://www.acm.org/cscw2004) is a multidisciplinary conference co-sponsored by ACM, ACM SIGCHI, and ACM SIGGROUP. This year’s conference is taking place on November 6-10, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois.
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. The CSCW conferences have focused both on the development of technologies to support collaboration and on how these technologies impact users and their work. Researchers from such diverse fields as computer science, information science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology have presented their work at CSCW.
CSCW2004 has an exciting technical program including papers, panels, videos, demonstrations, and interactive posters. It also offers a tutorial program with courses taught by leading CSCW experts and full-day workshops for in-depth exploration of emerging themes with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners. As well as covering traditional topics around work and working relationships, CSCW2004 has expanded its focus to include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate communication, coordination, cooperation and even competition. The conference is also proud to have Mitchell Kapor and Lawrence Lessig as its plenary speakers.