ACM 2002 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work

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November 16-20, 2002
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP) and Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI).

Post-Conference Information

Future CSCW conferences. ECSCW 2003, the Eighth European Conference of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, will take place September 14-18, 2003, in Helsinki, Finland. As for the next ACM CSCW conference, scheduled for 2004: details will be posted here when available.

Conference Materials. Bound copies of the Conference Proceedings (including all the Papers) are available for sale from ACM. To order, please visit the CSCW 2002 Conference Proceedings section of the ACM e-store, or contact ACM:

Tel: +1 800 342 6626 (U.S. & Canada)
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Full text of papers is also available online, through the ACM Digital Library.


This is the archival website for CSCW 2002, the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.

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.

CSCW 2002 welcomed newcomers as well as CSCW regulars. The program included presentations of papers, panels, demonstrations and - for the first time at CSCW - interactive posters, and a special performance showcasing computer supported cooperative theatre (Virtual Meditation #1). CSCW also offered a world-class tutorial program with full-day and half-day mini-courses taught by leading CSCW experts.

The conference lead off with a presentation by Howard Rheingold, author of Virtual Communities and the forthcoming Smart Mobs, and concluded with an address by Stewart Brand, author of How Buildings Learn and The Clock of the Long Now. We also took full advantage of our locale by hosting a conference reception at Pat O'Brien's on Bourbon Street.

Benefactors and Sponsors significantly enhanced the conference experience by enabling us to provide conference participants with more than they pay for. We especially thank our Benefactors, Microsoft Research, IBM Research, and SMART Technologies, as well as our Sponsor, Sun Microsystems. We are also grateful to the many volunteers whose efforts made the conference possible.

We enjoyed seeing you all in New Orleans!
CSCW 2002 Conference Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Churchill
FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Phone: +1 650 813 7024
Joe McCarthy
Intel Research, USA
Phone: +1 206 545 2527

Microsoft Research IBM Research, Cambridge SMART Technologies

Last updated: January 20, 2003