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Building the next generation groupware: A survey of groupware and its impact on the virtual enterprise


Terzis, S and Nixon, PA, Building the next generation groupware: A survey of groupware and its impact on the virtual enterprise, External Technical Reports: Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science Article TCD-CS-1999-08. (1999) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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This document explores the issues in building the "groupware of the future". The approach is twofold. First we briefly describe our vision of a "virtual enterprise" that is made up of a set of services through a composition of components that comply with a specific contract (specification). Two scenarios are presented which demonstrate the set of underlying requirements. Secondly, a review of the-state-of-the-art in groupware technology is presented which identifies a set of services provided by current groupware systems. An assessment of the relative importance of these services is then presented and a comparison made to the requirements specified in the part one. A more detailed presentation of a subset of "important" groupware projects or products clarifies the limitations of current approaches. These limitations, in conjunction to the current trends in software technology (object technology, component architectures, web technology etc), determine the next steps towards our vision. The document concludes with a presentation of our definition for the "groupware of the future" and the route towards it.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software architecture
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, PA (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:97925
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-01-21
Last Modified:2015-01-21

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