CmpE 58A Sp.Tp. Cooperation Studies in The Context of Computer Science 2019 Spring


Course Schedule: 

TTT 678 BM A6

Course Program: 

Cooperation Studies have come into focus as an exploration to understand the nature and purpose of cooperative behavior. Charles Darwin, while acknowledging the existence of cooperation, emphasized competition to explain behavior patterns of individuals and species (survival of the fittest). Recent studies in fields like biology, economics, sociology, and computer science the significance of cooperation has become evident.

In this course participants will explore the role of cooperation in the field of computer science. Topics to be covered include: Anatomy of cooperation. Digital communities. Cooperative technologies. Collaborative development models (Open Source Software). Smartmobs and personal broadcasting. Creative Commons. Public Domain. Technologies that support cooperative applications. Cooperative agents. Generation of wealth in cooperative systems. Future implications.

The course is organized as a seminar of lively discussions based on a collection of readings.

Throughout the semester, participants will be involved in cooperative practices such as contributing to blogs, creating and maintaining wiki based documents. These activities will serve to provide experiential knowledge as well as providing a continuous discussion forum for discussions related to issues discussed in class.

The study of cooperation is multidisciplinary in nature. This course is tailored to the issues that concern computer science. This course explores the nature and application of cooperation technologies. Each week we will examine some aspects of cooperation and technical details of technologies used in this area.

Semester Project

● There will be a semester group project
● Project concept and progress presentations will be made



Criteria %
In class and online participation 40
Project 40
Take home exam 20


Guidelines for class:  

  • Mindful attendance – we will pay attention to bein there in body and mind. 
  • Each week we will
    • discuss weekly articles
    • discuss what's new? And there is always something new in our context. That means we all will keep our eyes open for related news in our field.
    • contribute at least one blog related to CoCo? .
    • Feel free to contribute more. Other material is also welcome as long as you provide one in context.
    • Contribute article summaries for that week on our Wiki.

With collaborative and active co-learning we will cover a lot of ground. Exploring together has always been fun. I am sure it will be true this semester too.

Contact us

Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University,
34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Phone: +90 212 359 45 23/24
  • Fax: +90 212 2872461

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