DIWA is a research program supported by the Danish Research Council's Program on Information Technology. The participants in DIWA is a group of 15 Danish researchers from Roskilde University, Copenhagen University, The Danish Technical University, and The IT University of Copenhagen in cooperation with 6 companies. DIWA started by September 1999 and will end in December 2003.
The theme of the DIWA program is design, management and use of interactive Web-applications in distributed work settings. We are interested in the Web technology as an IT platform for collaborative, distributed work, inside an organization (intranet) or between organizations (extranet). The program is based on the assumption that development of such interactive Web-applications introduce new managerial and technical challenges that most organizations and their IT departments have difficulties coping with.
The goal of the program is to examine how Web-technology as a networked, distributed computing platform will change IS development and use as well as to develop conceptual frameworks and guidelines to support the practice of designing and managing Web-based information systems.
More specifically, the program has four objectives:
The program comprises empirical studies of Web-based information in organizations as well as development of transdisciplinary theoretical frameworks to guide research and practice.
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