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Coordination mechanisms: Towards a conceptual foundation of CSCW systems design
  • K. Schmidt, C. Simone
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 15 December 1996
The paper outlines an approach to CSCW systems design based on the concept of ‘coordination mechanisms.’ The concept of coordination mechanisms has been developed as a generalization of phenomenaExpand
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A survey of equivalence notions for net based systems
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This paper surveys various notions of equivalence for concurrent systems in the framework of Elementary Net Systems, a fundamental class in the family of Petri Net models. Expand
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Heterogeneous Agents Situated in Heterogeneous Spaces
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This paper introduces the Multi-layered Multi-Agent Situated System model (MMASS), a model for Multi-agent Systems (MAS) situated in an environment. Expand
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Dealing with space in multi--agent systems: a model for situated MAS
The paper introduces the Multilayered Multi--Agent Situated System (MMASS). The MMASS allows tha description of situated agents that is, agents sensitive to the spatial relationships that determineExpand
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Integrating Awareness in Cooperative Applications through the Reaction-Diffusion Metaphor
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The paper discusses the notion of awarenessfrom the point of view of the design of asupportive technology. Expand
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Mind the Gap! Towards a Unified View of CSCW
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CSCW at large seems to be pursuing two diverging strategies: on one hand a strategy aiming at coordination technologies that reduce the complexity of coordinating cooperative activities by regulating the coordinative interactions, and on the other hand, a strategy that aims at radically flexible means of interaction which do not regulate interaction but rather leave it to the users to cope with the complexity. Expand
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Leveraging underspecification in knowledge artifacts to foster collaborative activities in professional communities
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A conceptual framework to characterize the notion of knowledge artifact interpreted as a semiotic system where actors can make sense of shared and underspecified representations, and derives from this notion implications for the design of a supportive technology. Expand
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Computational Coordination Mechanisms: A tale of a struggle for flexibility
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Coordination mechanisms (CMs) can be defined as any kind of computable construct whose aim is to organize activities performed by a group of actors that are called to collaborate for some purpose or reason. Expand
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Supporting Different Dimensions of Adaptability in Workflow Modeling
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This paper discusses the theme of workflow system adaptability in relation to process modeling. Expand
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"Drops Hollowing the Stone": Workarounds as Resources for Better Task-Artifact Fit
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The paper reports on a systematic survey of the literature around the manifold theme of workarounds in CSCW and in so doing presents a range of definitions that focus on different aspects of this phenomenon. Expand
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