Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

CSCW is an interdisciplinary research field that strives to understand the nature and requirements of cooperative work in order to design collaborative computational artefacts and technologies.

Collaboration post-its

CSCW is a broad field, which encompasses several different types of research. Ethnographic studies and other forms of qualitative, in-depth workplace studies have played and continue to play an essential role in the development of the field, but more design and technology-oriented research approaches are also a core part of CSCW.

In our research group, we have an interest in several different domains including health care, architecture, distributed work (global software development and global engineering), and making/hacking practices. We work closely together with industry partners of various sorts, where we together explore practical solutions while at the same time maintaining a strong focus on conceptual and methodological issues.




Current Research Projects

FemTech (2017-?)
Computer Science Department, University of Copenhagen
Led by Pernille Bjørn

PACTA - Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms (2019-2022)
Independent Research Fund Denmark
Led by Henrik Palmer Olsen and Thomas Troels Hildebrandt

AtariWomen (2019-?)
Fulbright Association,, HCDE department & Department of Computer Science
Led by Pernille Bjørn

Confronting Data Co-lab (?-?)
Computer Science Department, University of Copenhagen
Led by Naja Holten Møller

Dataekspeditioner (2020-2023)
Novo Nordisk Fonden
Led by Anja Kruse Partchs

Completed Research Projects

EcoKnow (2017-2021)
Led by Thomas T. Hildebrandt

CompArt - Computational Artifacts (?-?)

CITH - Co-Constructing IT and Healthcare (?-?)



Publications of current interest (Complete list of publications coming soon)

Blanco-Menendez, M., Bjorn, P. and De Angeli, A. (2017). Fostering Cooperative Activism Through Critical Design. In Proceedings of the CSCW '17: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. (pp. Pages 618-629). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2998181.2998198

Jabbar, K. and P. Bjørn (2017). Growing the Blockchain information infrastructure. CHI2017. Denver, CO, USA.

Langhoff, T. O., Amstrup, M. H., Mørck, P., & Bjørn, P. (2017). Infrastructures for healthcare: from synergy to reverse synergy. Health Informatics Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1460458216654288

Møller, N. H., P. Bjørn, J. C. Villumsen, T. Hancock, T. Aritake and S. Tani (2017). Data tracking in search of workflows. ACM CSCW, Portland, USA, ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2998181.2998296

Bansler, J. P., Havn, E. C., Schmidt, K., Mønsted, T., Petersen, H. H., & Svendsen, J. H. (2016). Cooperative epistemic work in medical practice: an analysis of physicians' clinical. notes. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 25(6), 503-546. DOI: 10.1007/s10606-016-9261-x

Bansler, J. P. & Schmidt, K. (2016). Computational artifacts: interactive and collaborative computing as an integral feature of work practice. In A. De Angeli, L. Bannon, P. Marti, & S. Bordin (Eds.), COOP 2016: proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy. (pp. 21-38). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33464-6_2

Bjørn, P. (2016). 'New fundamentals for CSCW research: From distance to politics'.  Interactions (May-June): 50-53

Fuchsberger, V., M. Murer, M. Tscheligi, S. Lindtner, S. Bardzell, J. Bardzell, A. Reiter and P. Bjorn (2016). 'Fabrication & HCI: Hobbyist Making, Industrial Production, and Beyond'. Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, California, USA, ACM: 3550-3557. 

Langhoff, T. O., M. H. Amstrup, P. Mørck and P. Bjørn (2016). 'Infrastructures for healthcare: From synergy to reverse synergy' Health Informatics Journal. 

Lindekilde, R. and P. Bjørn (2016). 'Transforming perceptions of presence: Reporting from an action research project'. International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS), 3(1), 94-109. DOI:10.4018/IJSS.2016010107. 

Matthiesen, S. and P. Bjørn (2016). 'Let’s look outside the Office: Analytical Lens Unpacking Collaborative Relationships in Global Work'. COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy, Springer. 

Møller, N. H. and P. Bjørn (2016). 'In due time: Decision-making in architectural design of hospitals'. COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy, Springer. 







Name Title Phone E-mail
Irina Alex Shklovski Professor   E-mail
Naja Holten Møller Associate Professor +4527595792 E-mail
Pernille Bjørn Professor +4553414552 E-mail
Tariq Osman Andersen Associate Professor +4535335684 E-mail
Trine Rask Nielsen Postdoc +4522142000 E-mail