Challenged by (i) technological progress, and (ii) the vast pervasion of global net-works, Cooperative Systems research today addresses a whole new cosmos of re-search issues, that goes way beyond the traditional computer-mediated ‚ÄúPerson-to-Person‚Äù technologies, now towards self-coordinated "Networks-of-Things" technolo-gies. This presentation will outline aspects of a research agenda as rised by the minia-turization and invisible integration of (computing, communication and software-) technology into everyday objects like appliances, commodities, machinery, tools and environments. Such "Digital Artefacts" -built by pervading networked embedded sys-tems technology into literally every thing, become increasingly interconnected, diverse and heterogeneous, raising the challenge of an operative, and semantically meaning-ful interplay among each other. One approach to address this challenge is to design and implement systems able to "manage" and to "organize" themselves for cooperation. Self-management here stands for the ability of single Digital Artefact to describe itself, to select and use adequate sensors to capture information, and to assess its context. Self-organizing stands for the ability of a group of possibly heterogeneous digital artefacts to establish a spontaneous cooperation network based on interest, purpose or goal, and to negotiating and fulfilling a group goal.