Sixth International Summer School on Computer Supported Cooperative Work

22-26 August 2022, Bolzano, Italy.


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.

Intro to CSCW (Kjeld Schmidt)
Fieldwork (Dave Randall; Nina Boulus-Rødje)Lesson learned toward technology design (Carla Simone)Design (Antonella de Angeli)     Theory (Ina Wagner)
Project presentations (Participants)Project presentations (Participants)Participatory Design (Susanne Bødker)Hybrid work (Susanne Bødker, Pernille Bjørn, Eve Hoggan, Irina Shlovski, and Nina Boulus-Rødje)Writing (Luigina Ciolfi)

Important dates

  • Application deadline: April 8th, 2022 
  • Notification of acceptance: April 13th, 2022
  • Registration deadline: June 14th, 2022

Credits: 7,5 ECTS


Frans-Banja Mulder, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The summer school will be held in Bolzano (Italy), and specifically at Maretsch Castle, a few minutes walking distance from the city centre. Most of Bolzano’s centre is a pedestrian area; and many hotels, the train station, and the main square are located within a one-kilometre radius. The city is in a beautiful alpine valley and surrounded by the Dolomites mountains. This scenic location makes it a popular touristic destination; if you plan to join us, we recommend booking your trip as early as possible. 


  • Antonella di Angeli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Italy)
  • Maria Blanco Menendez (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Italy)
  • Nina Boulus-Rødje (Roskilde University – Denmark)


The registration fee for the course will be around 400 EURO, 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 topic, your research approach and why you want to participate at the summer school. Deadline Apr 8, 2022. Please send it to:


A list of recommended accommodation is provided below however, participants may choose accommodation as they see fit.

Bolzano is a popular destination in summer, we recommend you to reserve as early as possible. The majority of accommodations in Bolzano center are at a walking distance from the summer school venue. These are some examples:

  • KOLPING HAUS (student dormitory) Largo Adolph Kolping, 3, 39100
    Bozen-Bolzano Tel: + 39 0471 308400 E
  • HOTEL FEICHTER ** Via Grappoli 15 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39 0471
    978768 E-Mail:
  • HOTEL FIGL *** Piazza del Grano 9 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39 0471
    978412 E-Mail:
  • PARKHOTEL LUNA MONDSCHEIN **** Via Piave 15 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel:
    +39 0471 975642 E-Mail:
  • HOTEL SCALA STIEGL **** Via Brennero 11 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39
    0471 976222 E-Mail:
  • PARKHOTEL LAURIN **** Via Laurin 4 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39 0471
    311000 E-Mail:
  • HOTEL GREIF **** Piazza Walther 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39 0471
    318000 E-Mail:
  • GOLDENSTERN TOWNHOUSE Dr. Josef Streiter Gasse 53 39100
    Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39 0471 060043 E-Mail:
  • SIRTHOMAS – BEDANDMORE Via Goethe 33 39100 Bozen-Bolzano Tel: +39
    0471 375346 E-Mail:


International applicants might need a visiting student visa to come to Italy. Information about the required documents is 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).


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