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Reif, G; Gall, H C; Truong, H L; Dustdar, S (2008). DMC - Distributed and Mobile Collaboration. In: 17th IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2008), Rome, Italy, 23 June 2008 - 25 June 2008.

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Distributed collaborations within networked enterprises and e-science have been changing radically over the last years. Enterprises and e-science environments demand increased flexibility, interconnectivity, and autonomy of involved systems as well as new coordination and interaction styles for collaboration among people. The latest trends in distributed and mobile collaboration technologies allow people to work across organizational boundaries and to collaborate among/in organizations and communities. The ability to access the organization's distributed knowledge base and to cooperate with co-workers is still a requirement, but new paradigms such as service-oriented computing and Grid computing increase pervasiveness, and mobility enable new scenarios and lead to higher complexity of systems. Independently of the business and e-science domains, individual "collaboration" has become a hot issue. Virtual communities have enjoyed a tremendous popularity recently and are starting to require functionalities for collaboration in the broadest sense similar to those in business and e-science environments. The wide-spread availability of mobile devices makes support for mobility an arising topic in this domain as well.

Many questions to fully enable such scenarios are the subject of ongoing research and are attracting more attention still. For example: How to enable users to retain their ability to cooperate while not being in their home environment? What is the role of context and location in determining how cooperation can be carried out? How can resources be described semantically in a meaningful way to more efficiently exploit the limited resources in mobile environments by supporting better ways of providing data relevant to the user, enabling improved interoperability with the environment and with other mobile users, and deciding when and how to process data? How to provide support for ad-hoc cooperation in situations where the dedicated infrastructure is absent or cannot be used? How will service-oriented computing and Grid computing change collaborative software? How to support software in diverse, small devices such as PDAs and smartphones to access heterogeneous, large-scale resources, such as in the Grid, for large scale collaboration and teamwork, such as in disaster scenarios. How to provide interoperable collaboration services? Which is the shared vocabulary to be used to achieve a common understanding at the semantic level when the collaboration takes place over community or enterprise boundaries?



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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:25 June 2008
Deposited On:23 Dec 2008 08:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:45
Number of Pages:4
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