The emergence and widespread adoption of the World Wide Web offers a great deal of potential in supporting cross-platform cooperative work within widely-dispersed working groups. The Basic Support for Cooperative Work (BSCW) project at GMD is attempting to realise this potential through development of Web-based tools which provide cross-platform… (More)
The World Wide Web is increasingly seen as an attractive technology for the deployment and evaluation of groupware. However the underlying architecture of the Web is inherently stateless-best supporting asynchronous types of cooperation. This paper presents a toolkit for application developers, MetaWeb, which augments the Web with basic features which… (More)
The Domino office procedure system has been equipped with a new user interface, and has been put to use for the support of purchasing. In this paper, we describe the system, the user interface, and the experiences we made during the practical use of the system. We also briefly discuss the consequences for our own research.
We describe a simple and powerful tool for the management of distributed work: the Task Manager. Common tasks may be shared and manipulated independently by a number of people. They are represented as shared to-do lists at the user interface. With the help of the tool, users may organize cooperative tasks, monitor their progress, share documents and… (More)
In order to generate cartographic data bases, it is necessary to digitize a large number of existing base maps. One way of replacing the error-prone and very time-consuming manual digitization by an automatic method is scanning the map and extracting the linework from the resulting binary matrix. A sufficiently fast and economic scan-to-line-conversion… (More)
Knowledge workers need to communicate and access knowledge while they work alone, in groups, sitting in their offices or on the move. This paper presents the MILK project, which aims at providing a knowledge management solution for these real-world needs. MILK is a novel knowledge management solution based on document archives and search engines, and… (More)
The DOMINO system is a prototype workflow system intended for the support of structured business processes in organizations. We give a brief description of the system and then show how Petri nets have been used for the modeling of the workflow procedures and of the communication protocols (" conversations ") which are used for the execution of such… (More)