Software engineering and CSCW: A common research ground

  • Jeanne M. Pickering
  • Rebecca E. Grinter
Submitted Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 896)


This paper explores the common research ground which the Software Engineering and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work communities share. Both communities share a common research question: how to support the coordination of interdependent work activities. In the Software Engineering community solutions have concentrated on formalizing the coordination of work practices, while Computer-Supported Cooperative Work researchers have focused on increasing the ability of people to communicate. However, leading researchers in these communities have pointed to the weaknesses of these solutions. We suggest that research solutions which combine the two approaches may prove fruitful.


Software Development Coordination Problem Electronic Mail Coordination Structure Communication Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne M. Pickering
    • 1
  • Rebecca E. Grinter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine

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