The World Wide Web is becoming a dominating factor in information technology. Consequently, computer supported cooperative work on the Web has recently drawn a lot of attention. Process Support for Cooperative Work (PSCW) is a Web based system supporting both structured and unstructured forms of cooperation. It is a combination of the Basic Support for Cooperative Work (BSCW) shared workspace system and the Merlin Process Support Environment. The current PSCW prototype offers a loose connection, in effect extending BSCW with a gateway to Merlin. With this prototype we have successfully addressed the technical issues involved; further integration of functionality should not pose any real problems. We focus on the technical side of the PSCW system, which gives a good insight into the issues that have to be addressed generally in the construction of Web based groupware.
|Title of host publication||6th EuroMicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing|
|Place of Publication||Los Alamitos, California, USA|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1998|
Sikkel, N., Neumann, O., & Sachweh, S. (1998). Process Support for Cooperative Work on the World Wide Web. In 6th EuroMicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing (pp. 325-334). Los Alamitos, California, USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMPDP.1998.647216