AUA Hosts 21st International Conference on Collaboration and Technology

YEREVAN, Armenia – From September 22-25, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Science and Engineering hosted the 21st International Conference on Collaboration and Technology (CRIWG), bringing together researchers from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania to discuss collaboration technology design, development, and evaluation. The conference, which is held in a different city each year, is supported and governed by the Collaborative Research International Working Group (CRIWG), an open community of collaboration technology researchers.

The four day conference featured welcoming remarks by AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian and keynote speeches by Julita Vassileva, of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and Yervant Zorian, Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys. Throughout the conference, various speakers presented their work on innovative combinations of technical, human, and organizational approaches to expand collaboration support. Their work is often grounded in theory from various disciplines such as computer science, management science, information systems, engineering, psychology, cognitive sciences, and social sciences.

During their time in Armenia, conference participants also had the opportunity to visit several destinations around the country, including the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial, Tzaghkadzor, Sevan, and Dilijan.

For more information about the conference proceedings, visit the website.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.