EUSSET is the European association of researchers interested in socially-embedded technologies. The EUSSET organization is based on inclusiveness, transparency, and democracy.

Research on socially-embedded digital technologies wants to impact society by:

  • Exploring the social situations and practices in which digital technologies are embedded.
  • Developing new methods to engage people in the participatory construction of socially-embedded digital technologies.
  • Contributing to the design of future socially-embedded digital technologies.

The goal of EUSSET is to establish a strong network through a digital library, high-quality events, and an agile organization:

  • The EUSSET Digital Library is open access and publishes research from conferences organized by, or affiliated with EUSSET. The indexing of the DL by Google Scholar will increase the visibility of the EUSSET research, impacting international research as well as European funding schemes.
  • EUSSET is committed to organizing and/or supporting several events each year, including the EUSSET Summer School, and conferences that can be organized by (e.g. ECSCW), affiliated to (e.g.. Communities & Technologies), or friends with (which means mutually supported visibility through logos and links).
  • The organization of EUSSET is structured in a way that allows all members to participate and come up with new ideas that can be implemented rapidly. The EUSSET Steering Committee comprises three elected positions (chair, chair-elect, treasurer), and a flexible number of appointed positions to cover the diverse tasks that EUSSET wants to achieve.

For the history of the movement behind EUSSET see:

  • Schmidt, Kjeld; and Liam J. Bannon (2013). Constructing CSCW: The first quarter century. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Vol. 22, no. 4-6, August-December 2013, pp. 345–372 – http://bit.ly/2s8Ox4u
  • Schmidt, Kjeld (2012). Editorial: The CSCW Journal turns 20. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Vol. 21, no. 6, December 2012, pp. 475-484. – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10606-012-9176-0

For the history of the European Conference on CSCW (ECSCW) also see:
Editorial to the Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

News from EUSSET

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New EUSSET Steering Committee appointed

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IISI-EUSSET Live Time Achievement Award 2020 to Kari Kuutti

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EUSSET Competence Network launched

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ECSCW 2021 in Zürich

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IISI-EUSSET Live Time Achievement Award 2019 to Bonnie Nardi

The 2019 IISI-EUSSET Live Time Achievement Award 2019 went to Bonnie Nardi.Bonnie Nardi is Professor (Emer.) in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at … more
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CFP Fourth International Summer School on Computer Supported Cooperative Work

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