Models and theories concerning cooperation have long been recognised as an important aid in the development of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) systems. However, there is no consensus regarding the set of concepts and abstractions that should underlie such models and theories. Furthermore, common patterns are hard to discern in different models and theories. This paper analyses a number of existing models and theories, and proposes a generic conceptual framework based on the strengths and commonalities of these models. We analyse five different developments, viz., Coordination Theory, Activity Theory, Task Manager model, Action/Interaction Theory and Object-Oriented Activity Support model, to propose a generic model based on four key concepts common to these developments, viz. activity, actor, information and service.
|Title of host publication||Designing cooperative systems: the use of theories and models|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'2000)|
|Editors||R. Dieng-Kuntz, A. Giboin, L. Karsenty, G. De Michelis|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam ; Washington, DC|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9781586030421, 9784274903588|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||5th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, COOP 2000: The Use of Theories and Models - Sophia Antipolis, France|
Duration: 23 May 2000 → 26 May 2000
Conference number: 5
|Name||Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications|
|Conference||5th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, COOP 2000|
|Period||23/05/00 → 26/05/00|
Guareis de farias, C. R., Ferreira Pires, L., & van Sinderen, M. (2000). A conceptual model for the development of CSCW systems. In R. Dieng-Kuntz, A. Giboin, L. Karsenty, & G. De Michelis (Eds.), Designing cooperative systems: the use of theories and models: proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'2000) (pp. 189-204). (Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications; Vol. 58). Amsterdam ; Washington, DC: IOS Press.