Transaction Management Support for Cooperative Applications

  • Rolf A. de By
  • Wolfgang Klas
  • Jari Veijalainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wolfgang Klas, Rolf A. de By, Jari Veijalainen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jari Veijalainen, Rolf A. de By, Karl Aberer
    Pages 11-25
  4. Jari Veijalainen, Jürgen Wäsch, Juha Puustjärvi, Henry Tirri, Olli Pihlajamaa
    Pages 27-58
  5. Thomas Tesch, Peter Verkoulen, Aarno Lehtola, Jari Veijalainen, Olli Pihlajamaa, Aija Sladek
    Pages 59-91
  6. Aarno Lehtola, Rolf A. de By, Henry Tirri, Jürgen Wäsch
    Pages 93-113
  7. Frans J. Faase, Susan Even, Rolf A. de By
    Pages 115-148
  8. Justus Klingemann, Thomas Tesch, Jürgen Wäsch, Wolfgang Klas
    Pages 149-172
  9. Justus Klingemann, Susan Even
    Pages 173-192
  10. Susan Even, Thomas Tesch, Jari Veijalainen
    Pages 193-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-222

About this book


Transaction Management Support for Cooperative Application is a comprehensive report on a successful international project, called TRANSCOOP, carried out from 1994 to 1997 by a group of European scientists. But the book is also much more than that, namely, an ambitious attempt to integrate Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Workflow Management Systems (WFMS), and Transaction Processing (TP) technologies. The very term {\em cooperative transactions} is in itself contradictory. Cooperation technologies, such as CSCW, aim at providing a framework for information exchange between cooperating (human) participants. In contrast, traditional transaction technologies allow concurrent users to operate on shared data, while providing them with the illusion of complete isolation from each other. To overcome this contradiction, the TRANSCOOP researchers had to come up with a new and original notion of correctness of concurrent executions, based on controlled exchange of information between concurrent users. Merging histories in accordance with prespecified commutativity rules among concurrent operations provides transactional guarantees to activities such as cooperative designing, which until now had to be carried out sequentially. As an interesting consequence, it also provides a basis for management of consistency between disconnected or mobile users who operate independently and yet, must occasionally reconcile their work with each other.


CSCW Workflow database database systems management object-oriented database organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf A. de By
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Klas
    • 2
  • Jari Veijalainen
    • 3
  1. 1.International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth SciencesThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of UlmGermany
  3. 3.University of JyväskyläFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7600-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5679-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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