Modeling Collaborative Activities

I still have to find ideas and methods to include some computational aspects in my PhD (I'm in a computer science faculty geeeeeeez). That's why I am looking at some paper about modeling collaborative situations. I stumbled across this one after meeting the author: Analyse et modélisationdes activités coopératives situées: évolutions d'un questionnement et apports à la conception which is in french. It deals with some epistemological concerns abouzt why using such model and how it could be fruitful for CSCW.

This paper summarizes the different steps of a research program which focused on the analysis, modelling and equipement of cooperative activities. We attempt to make explicit the various succesive theorical underpinnings and to show how they have influenced modelling and design issues.