This book reports research conducted in the ESPRIT Exploratory Action PECOS (Perspectives on Cooperative Systems), which investigated requirements for effective Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), with special reference to cooperation among organizations in large projects. The PECOS action included an evaluation of the state of the art in both technological capability and organizational theory and practice. New methodological proposals were made based on two practical contexts. The first was the management of a complex industrial project, the construction of a high-speed train for the Italian railway, which required cooperation among several different branches of public administration. These contexts were studied, applying techniques of enterprise modelling, in order to identify requirements for CSCW systems. The action suggests a methodology which emphasizes the importance of modelling the application context and integrating all tools into a common environment.
1. Cooperative work in organizations.- 2. Computer supported cooperative work.- 3. The case studies.- 4. Modelling the case studies.- 5. Intelligent computer support.- 6. Architectural framework for CSCW.- 7. A methodology for CSCW.- Appendix: Catalogue of CSCW systems.- References.- Authors' addresses.
Series: Scripts in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Number Of Pages: 140
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.22