The EUSSET Digital Library is an open access repository that collects proceedings from the core EUSSET conferences (ECSCW, COOP) and affiliated European conferences on CSCW and HCI.

The following collections can be found in the library:

The Journal “Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices” is archived in the Springer Digital Library and can be accessed via Springer Link at

Download Metrics

In total, the library contains more than 1700 papers, from more than 2800 authors (2021). To provide a feeling for the (potential) impact of the different kinds of papers, we have collected some download statistics over the last years – the statistics are downloads per year (excluding downloads by robots) in average over all the papers:

ECSCW exploratory papers: For ECSCW2019 we had an average of 136 downloads/paper/year in the first year, for ECSCW2018 we had an average of 168 downloads/paper/year over two years and for ECSCW2017 we had an average of 83 downloads/paper/year over three years.
Regarding citation counts one could find on Google Scholar an average of 1 citation for ECSCW2019 exploratory papers after one year (max: 6), and an average of 5 citations for ECSCW2018 exploratory papers after two years (max: 12).

ECSCW journal papers: For the preprints stored in the EUSSET DL we had an average of 64 downloads/paper/year for ECSCW2019 and an average of 61 downloads/paper/year over two years for ECSCW2018.

To set these numbers in context: In the ACM Digital Library you can find average downloads for C&T of about 90/paper/year, and for ACM CSCW and ACM GROUP of about 100/paper/year.

EUSSET DL License Information

EUSSET DL is a repository for scholarly material, and perpetual access is necessary to maintain the scholarly record. As such, EUSSET DL keeps a permanent record of every submission.

EUSSET DL is an open access repository that allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and link to the full texts of articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose except where otherwise noted.

EUSSET DL does not ask that copyright be transferred. However, we require sufficient rights to allow us to distribute submitted articles. In order to submit an article to EUSSET DL, the submitter must either:

  • grant EUSSET DL a non-exclusive and irrevocable license to distribute the article, and certify that he/she has the right to grant this license;
  • certify that the work is available under one of the following Creative Commons licenses and that he/she has the right to assign this license:
    • Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0)
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    • Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0);
  • or dedicate the work to the public domain by associating the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0) with the submission.

In the most common case, authors have the right to grant these licenses because they hold copyright in their own work.

A proper copyright notice should be included in the PDFs submitted for inclusion in the EUSSET DL – Examples for such notices are (the first for a CC license, the second for the non-exclusive license granted to EUSSET with all other rights remaining with the authors).

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