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Kiesler, Sara, Heinmiller, Robert, Ostell, James, Traweek, Sharon and Uncapher, Keith (1990): Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Science. In: Halasz, Frank (ed.) Proceedings of the 1990 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work October 07 - 10, 1990, Los Angeles, California, United States. pp. 239-240.

This panel will discuss cooperative work and communication in science. Although scientific work varies across disciplines, it shares some characteristics: communication is its principle product; ongoing interaction and cooperation is necessary (and in some disciplines such as high energy experimental physics, group research dominates); computing technology is pervasive or becoming pervasive. Hence as compared with some domains such as assembly-line manufacturing or high schools, CSCW technology seems particularly appropriate. The CSCW community has not paid much attention to the scientific enterprise and to scientific communities as cooperative work domains. Whereas there seem to be many opportunities for CSCW applications in science ranging from shared data bases to "committeeware," there are also reasons why CSCW may not develop as envisioned. Both technical and cultural aspects of science pose barriers to more "cooperative work." For instance, norms against informal publication of results and proprietary attitudes about discoveries complicate assumptions that more information sharing is better for science and scientists. The purposes of this panel are to highlight the major opportunities and problems of CSCW for science, and to discuss how social system and technical system designs might address these opportunities and problems.

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