Fifth International Summer School on Computer Supported Cooperative Work

24-28 August 2020, Bolzano, Italy.

Due to the corona situation the 2020 Summer School has unfortunately been cancelled. We encourage you to apply again next year, as we would love to see you at the Summer School in August 2021, which will be held in Comom Italy. Stay safe and healthy.


The CSCW Summer School provides young researchers (PhD or post-doc) with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of CSCW as a research field and community. The interaction among the participants (both teachers and students) will promote the generation of new ideas and their confrontation with the experiences they have acquired in their field research.

Aims and scope

After the introduction of the acronym CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) in the late 1980’ the themes connected with the understanding of collaborative work practices and the design of artefacts supporting collaboration have become pervasive in many scientific, business and social discourses. The domains in which CSCW can inform sociotechnical design are constantly growing and changing. This asks for a continuous elaboration of the theoretical foundations of the underpinning disciplines through a reflection on the outcomes of the field studies, on the methods applied in the social and technological investigations and on the impact of the technologies on practices they are made part of. The combination of these perspectives should be the patrimony of any researcher who wants to grasp the complex and subtle issues that are involved in the CSCW research area.


The course will present central themes, methods and discussions within CSCW by experienced scholars in conversations with participants. Full program TBA soon (For updates check:

Important dates

  • April 8th, 2020: Application deadline. See below. – Extended to April 29th, 2020’
  • April 16th, 2020: notification of acceptance.
  • June 14th, 2020: deadline for registration  

Credits: 7,5 ECTS


The school will be held in Bolzano (Italy), and specifically at Maretsch Castle, a few minutes walking distance from the city center of Bolzano.


  • Antonella di Angeli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Italy)
  • Claus Bossen (Aarhus University – Denmark)
  • Nina Boulus-Rødje (Roskilde University – Denmark)


The registration fee for the course will be around 350€, not including accommodation (For updates check:


Please provide a document that includes one to two pages of CV and one page that includes your PhD or research topic, your research approach, and why you want to participate at the summer school. Deadline April 8th, 2020. Extended to April 29th, 2020. Please send it to:


A list of recommended accommodation will be provided later, however, participants may choose accommodation as they see fit.


International applicants might need a visiting student visa to come to Italy. Information about the required documents are available at the “Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs” following this link. A request for a School Invitation Letter should be sent to The request must contain all the necessary information along with a digitized copy of the identification page of the student passport (with name and photo).


For any information about the school please contact:

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