COOP is one of the key European conferences on Cooperative Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Collaborative Computing and is affiliated to EUSSET – the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies.
COOP 2014 will be the eleventh edition of the biennial COOP conference and will take place in Nice, France and hosted by the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société Sud-Est.
Historically, COOP brought together the French tradition in Cognitive Ergonomics and the European tradition of CSCW. However, while this history is important, the focus of COOP has developed over the last few conferences. It now embraces a wider set of research questions on technologies and related issues within social, organisational and societal settings. The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who contribute to the design, assessment and analysis of cooperative systems and their integration in organizations, public venues and other settings. The COOP conferences promote the idea that cooperative systems design ideally requires a deep understanding of collective activities, involving both artifacts and social practices, within a given in context.
In keeping with the conference’s tradition, COOP 2014 will take place in an Intimate setting, facilitating in-depth discussion and feedback in a multi-disciplinary environment. As well as welcoming back experienced researchers, academics and practitioners we are keen to embrace a wider research community. We welcome different perspectives from those doing relevant work who have not been to COOP before and we are paying special attention to encouraging up-and-coming researchers within the community with some specially designed features within the programme.