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: Seeking a better solution to the application integration problem.Commun. ACM. 01/2002; 45:71-76.
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ABSTRACT: While some years ago the focus of many Groupware systems has been the support of "Web computing ", i.e. to support access with Web browsers, the focus today is shifting towards a programmatic access to "software services", regardless of their location and the application used to manipulate those services. Whereas the goal of "Web Computing" has been to support group work on the Web (browser), Web services support for Groupware has the goal to provide interoperability between many groupware systems. The contribution of this paper is threefold: (i) to present a framework consisting of three levels of Web services for Groupware support, (ii) to present a novel Web services management and configuration architecture with the aim of integrating various Groupware systems in one overall configurable architecture, and (iii) to provide a use case scenario and preliminary proof-of-concept implementation example. Our overall goal for this paper is to provide a sound and flexible architecture for gluing together various Groupware systems using Web services technologies.08/2003;
Conference Proceeding: CSCW, Groupware and Workflow: Experiences, State of Art, and Future Trends.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Technology to support groups is rapidly coming into use and is starting to have an impact on us, our organizations, and society. This course addresses recent experiences, current possibilities, and future trends and shocks. Lecture and video illustrations are accompanied by discussions in which participants organize and present their collective experiences with and interests in groupware and workflow technologies, and CSCW issues and methods. The instructors summarize the current composition of the CSCW community and the state of the art in technology, and organize discussion of fundamental challenges that face us as users (and developers) of these technologies.Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT '97, IFIP TC13 Interantional Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 14th-18th July 1997, Sydney, Australia; 01/1997