Aim of CSCW
The aim of CSCW is to support interaction between people with computers as tools making this interaction possible. Roots of Computer Supported Cooperative Work dates back to 1970s but transformation to independent field of research took place in mid of 1980s, when
development of network technology and personal computers reached point, which permitted for building widespread multi-user applications ready for practical use. CSCW applications embrace designing of systems, cooperation at designing, design management and proces control.
Taken from Groupware and workflows – new tools supporting engineering collaboration by Dariusz Stachanczyk