Instant Collaboration: Developing a Framework to Support new Patterns of Team-Cooperation

A. Schatten, M. Epheser, D. Pölz:
"Instant Collaboration: Developing a Framework to Support new Patterns of Team-Cooperation";
Vortrag: International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), Barcelona; 03.03.2007 - 06.03.2007; in:"Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST);", J. Filipe, J. Cordeiro (Hrg.); INSTICC Press, SeBeG/eLSeBeG/eL/Barcelona (2007), ISBN: 978-972-8865-77-1; S. 21 - 28.

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Abstract:


Communication and collaboration is supported by a multitude of different (client) applications and backend
systems. At the same time, new patterns of collaboration between knowledge workers arise: people want
to communicate in-time, share resources, keep track of their issues and yet do not want to be unnecessarily
disturbed in their concentration. We analyse several systems and approaches to support team-collaboration
and finally introduce our understanding of"instant collaboration". In our research we support first patterns
with a middleware and client-side prototype. The system is built upon proven systems for (instant) messaging,
communication and repositories, and suggest a system that allows support for new work-patterns, yet integrates
seamlessly into existing IT and workgroup infrastructure and company policies.