We have included a short listing
of resources available on the web, that inform the SOC project,
as well as links to information on the conferences
and communities that provide
the context and environment within which collaboration and
collaboratories are investigated.
ACT -- The Alliance for Community Technology
This site links
philanthropies, universities, and communities so that people
can use information and collaboration technologies to meet
social needs. The program is committed to a human-centered
focus on the creation, use, evaluation, and propagation of
appropriate technologies in support of communities, whether
these communities are defined by geography, organizational
structure, or common interest.
ACT database of groupware solutions
Searchable database of reviewed and rated collaboration tools
with feature descriptions, indentified strengths and weaknesses,
links to producers, screenshots, and more.
DOE National Collaboratories Research Program
This program couples a coordinated set of infrastructure
and middleware projects with a set of real world pilot
projects. The goals of this program are to:
- Demonstrate the impact of collaboratories on DOE
science and engineering.
- Develop new collaboration technologies and
- Integrate new and existing collaboration
technologies into powerful environments.
- Carry out pilot projects in partnership with DOE
science programs and industry.
- Broker community-wide agreement on standards and
The EMSL Collaboratory Homepage
Michigan Ohio Computer Human Interaction (MOCHI)
MOCHI is the Southern Michigan Northern Ohio Local Special
Interest Group in Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI) of the
Association for Computing Machinery. The scope of our chapter
is broadly defined to include assessment, design, evaluation
and implementation of computing technology to facilitate work,
education, entertainment and social interaction.
This multi-disciplinary collaboration project is a joint effort
among researchers from three different universities examining
collaborations within and among disciplines, groups and organizations
using a variety of research strategies. A series of studies
is testing the role of geographic and functional distance
in the appropriation of ideas, privacy, attribution of credit,
and productivity of collaborative projects.
Usability First - Groupware resources
This page is intended to be as comprehensive an index as possible
for Groupware resources.
Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
November 6-10, 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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. As well as covering traditional topics around working and working relationships, the conference is expanding its focus to include all contexts in which technology is used to mediate communication, coordination, cooperation and even competition among people, including entertainment and the remote sharing of intimate moments.
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria
The annual CHI conference is the leading international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about human-computer interaction (HCI). Diverse members of the global HCI community meet at the CHI conference to share the excitement of discovery and invention, to make and strengthen professional relationships and friendships, and to tackle real world problems.
Eighth European Conference of Computer-supported Cooperative Work
September 14-18, 2003, Helsinki, Finland
CSCW is a multidisciplinary area of research devoted to the use of computers to support cooperative work. The community encompasses interests in systems development and design, the theory and practice of CSCW, the installation and use of CSCW systems, the application of novel technologies, and the relation between the social and the technical.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP,
formerly called SIGOIS) is interested in topics related to
computer-based systems that have a team or group impact in
workplace settings. A strong emphasis of SIGGROUP is the integration
of multiple computer-based tools and technologies and the
impact on the human activities supported by those tools and
technologies. Relevant issues include design, implementation,
deployment, evaluation, methodologies and impact that arise
when researching computer-based systems in a development environment.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction.
The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer
interaction process and includes research and development
efforts leading to the design and evaluation of user interfaces.
The focus of the SIG is on how people communicate and interact
with computer systems. SIGCHI serves as a forum for the exchange
of ideas among computer scientists, human factors scientists,
psychologists, social scientists, systems designers and end
users. SIGCHI offers its members the "Member Plus"
package and co-sponsors a number of conferences and workshops
each year, including the annual CHI conference. The SIGCHI
Bulletin is published quarterly.