A web service for CSCW applications.
ABSTRACT The Open Source Software (OSS) community came with a new paradigm for software development, and the tools commonly used by OSS teams to coordinate their work include version control systems and communication tools. However, there is a lack of groupware support for coordinating the development of OSS projects due to the fact that these tools are non-integrated. In this paper we describe the WS4CSCW, a web service that provides groupware support by integrating communication & coordination tools under a common conceptual model. This work is part of the SAFE project, which aims to develop a framework for supporting the OSS development process.
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ABSTRACT: In this paper we revisit the concept of session applied to col-laborative work and define a set of operators to manipulate session information related to workspaces and tools schedul-ing in collaborative environments. By means of a proof-of-concept implementation which uses web services and context-aware tools, we show an example of how session information provided by the operators can be used to leverage the ubiq-uitous capabilities of collaborative applications.