From the 24th until the 27th of May, 2016, Katja Neureiter visited the International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP2016) in Trento, Italy, which is one of the key conferences in the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Together with researchers from the University of Siegen, the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), and the Roessingh Research and Development Institute, a Symposium was organized that focused on challenges and experiences for an ageing society (for more infos, please visit the Symposium website). More than 20 researchers having different backgrounds took part in this interactive and highly interdisciplinary Symposium and contributed to fruitful discussions upon concepts of age(ing) and challenges with regard to communication practices in European research projects. Based on these discussions, a special issue on Challenges and Experiences in designing for an Age(ing) society will be published in the International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI). We would like to  thank all participants for their contributions and are looking forward to further discussions on this topic.

 

Contact: Katja Neureiter