Platform-Supported Cooperative Work
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
Platformization is transforming the way work is organized in a variety of businesses. The CSCW literature contains substantial amount of research on platforms, but this research to date has mainly been focusing on two-sided global platforms such as social media, on-demand labor, and crowdsourcing platforms. In many European countries, platformization of traditional organizations, both private and public, is well underway and accelerated by the pandemic. Platformization as a process can affect how we design systems –i.e. the platform itself and its peripheral applications and customizations –and how we use platforms for collaboration. Through this workshop we want to engage academics and practitioners in a discussion of the platformization of collaborative work in organizations. Topics include but are not limited to platform design and development, platformization processes, and platforms and work practice evolution. The socio-technical nature of platforms indicates that working across disciplines has become crucial for platform research. We therefore invite participants from all relevant disciplines.