Agilo: A Highly Flexible Groupware Framework

  • Axel Guicking
  • Peter Tandler
  • Paris Avgeriou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3706)


Today there exist many frameworks for the development of synchronous groupware applications. Although the domain of these applications is very heterogeneous, existing frameworks provide only limited flexibility to integrate diverse groupware applications in a meaningful way. We identify five variation points that a groupware framework needs to offer in a flexible way in order to facilitate the integration of diverse groupware applications. Based on these variation points, we propose a groupware framework called Agilo that tries to overcome the limited flexibility of existing frameworks by offering multiple realizations of these variation points and providing a modular architecture to simplify the integration of applications and the extensibility and adaptability to different application and integration requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Axel Guicking
    • 1
  • Peter Tandler
    • 1
  • Paris Avgeriou
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IPSIDarmstadtGermany

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