The Research Area of Computer Supported Cooperative Work - CSCW - is concerned
with the design, development and use of computer technologies to support collaborative
activities, as well as the impact of digital collaboration technologies on users,
groups, organizations and society. Relevant research topics include theoretical
and empirical investigations of collaborative activity, as well as all aspects
of the design, development, deployment and study of computer technology supporting
collaborative endeavors. CSCW encompasses all areas of collaborative activity
supported by technology – not just "work" in the traditional sense.
So, in addition to exploring work places and work practices, we also explore the
applications of collaborative technology to areas such as the domestic environment,
entertainment, health and education.
CSCW is a multidisciplinary area of research devoted to the use of computers
to support cooperative work. The community encompasses interests in systems development
and design, the theory and practice of CSCW, the installation and use of CSCW
systems, the application of novel technologies, and the relation between the social
and the technical.
The main research themes within the CSCW area are the following ones:
- Empirical studies of cooperative work
- Impact of technologies on individuals, organizations, and society
- Innovative technologies to support cooperative work
- Object-oriented frameworks and architecture for mobile and pervasive groupware
- Methodology and tools for the design of CSCW systems
- Theories of coordination and collaboration
- Healthcare informatics
Within the CSCW area we are running the following projects.
- Using mobile technology in hospitals - focuing on medication
There are three partners in this research project – University
of Aarhus - Dept. of Computer Science, Systematic
Software Engineering, and Aarhus
University Hospital. The overall objective is to investigate how to develop
and use mobile and pervasive technology in conjunction with the Electronic Health
The project has two main activities.
Researchers from the area of CSCW, Mobility, New ways of Working, and Object Technology
are involved in the project.
- The study of the development and implementation of ERP
- Designing and developing four visions for mobile and pervasive EPR
- Design of user-interfaces for small handheld, mobile units used in conjunction
with Electronic Health Records
This project has three partners – University
of Aarhus - Dept. of Computer Science, IBM
Denmark, and Aalborg Hospital.
The overall objective is to investigate the use of EHR at Aalborg Hospital and
to develop applications, which can access this EHR from small handheld devices.
Researchers from the areas of CSCW, Mobility and HCI are involved.
The following researchers participate in the activities:
- Jakob E. Bardram
- Claus Bossen
- Christina Nielsen
- Henrik Bærbak Christensen
- Jens Bæk Jørgensen