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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)
Despite the growth of interest in the field of CSCW,and the increasingly large number of systems whichhave been developed, it is still the case that fewsystems have been adopted for widespread use. This isparticularly true for widely-dispersed, cross-organisational working groups where problems ofheterogeneity in computing hardware and softwareenvironments(More)
This article considers the importance of context in mobile systems. It considers a range of context-related issues and focus on location as a key issue for mobile systems. A design framework is described consisting of taxonomies of location, mobility, population, and device awareness. The design framework inorms the construction of a semantic model of space(More)
M ost computer users interact with the Internet from a desktop or laptop computer running a Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. Interaction typically involves downloading and viewing documents that include content as well as links to Adobe PDFs, audio, video, Microsoft Office, and other HTML documents. Users tend to view content and links(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)
Despite the reliance of cooperative applications on the facilities provided by distributed systems, little consideration is given by these systems to the support of cooperative work. This paper examines the provision of appropriate mechanisms to represent cooperative work within a distributed platform. Based upon a examination of existing models of(More)
Pipes lets both novice and expert developers grab Web data sources from multiple formats, manipulate that data, mash it up with other data sources or services using a visual editor, and host the results on its Web page. Once a Pipe is built, anyone can use its data output however they want, wherever they want. Mobile application development continues to be(More)
This paper describes an application-independent tool called Anchored Conversations that brings together text-based conversations and documents. The design of Anchored Conversations is based on our observations of the use of documents and text chats in collaborative settings. We observed that chat spaces support work conversations, but they do not allow the(More)