Dynamic groupware services: modular design of tailorable groupware

Robert-Jasper Jurriaan Slagter

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Modern groupware allows us to work together, while bridging differences in space and time. However, there exists no standard to design groupware, which has resulted in a lack of conceptual consistency and interoperability. Additionally, current groupware design methodologies typically focus on implementation details. In contrast, we consider the service a groupware application provides to be the most important aspect of the system. Dynamic Groupware Services provides a structuring of groupware services. This structuring allows co-operating end users to select and compose groupware modules in order to form groupware services that match their needs. At the same time, this structuring helps designers design tailorable groupware services. Two important results of this structuring are a description of the elementary units of groupware behaviour and a description of the units to compose groupware services. The latter units, as well as the relations between them, are defined in a reference model for tailorable groupware services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Vissers, C.A., Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date26 Aug 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs90-75176-37-6
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2004

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