Manuele Kirsch-Pinheiro

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The evolution of mobile technologies, like web-enable cellphones, PDAs and wireless networks, makes it now possible to use these technologies for collaborative work through web-based groupware systems. However, due to the limitations of these technologies, some adaptation is essential in these systems. In order to adapt their behaviour to the user's(More)
— Despite its growing acceptance, Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) remains a computing mechanism to speed-up the design of software applications by assembling ready-made software services. We argue that it is difficult for business people to fully benefit of SOC if it remains at the software level. The paper proposes a move towards a description of services(More)
This paper introduces a framework for awareness support in groupware systems. Awareness gathers the knowledge on group, its activities and its overall status. Awareness support is an important feature for groupware systems. It provides a context for individuals contributions, improving those contributions and avoiding contradictory interactions among(More)
We propose a context-based filtering process which aims at adapting the awareness information delivered to mobile users by collaborative web systems. This filtering process relies on a model of context which integrates both a physical and an organizational dimensions and allows to represent the user's current context as well as <i>general profiles</i>.(More)
— Inference of high-level context is becoming crucial in development of context-aware applications. An example is social context inference – i.e., deriving social relations based upon the user's daily communication with other people. The efficiency of this mechanism mainly depends on the method(s) used to draw inferences based on existing evidence and(More)
This article presents a cooperative environment for e-learning authoring, which allows the cooperation between educators and technical people in order to create material for e-learning courses. Our approach while building this environment was to use mainly web standards, like XML, SMIL, SVG and WebDAV, and open software. We combine some features like(More)
Awareness has now become a widely accepted central feature in groupware systems. In this context, providing an awareness support consists in delivering to users involved in a collaborative task, information concerning their group, other users, their past, present or future roles or activities, etc. However, one of the potential underlying risks of such a(More)