Cooperation Indexes to Support Workspace Awareness

  • Benoît Otjacques
  • Monique Noirhomme
  • Xavier Gobert
  • Fernand Feltz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4154)

Abstract

Awareness is now acknowledged in the CSCW domain as an important element to take into account. This paper explores and refines the concept of workspace awareness. A categorization is proposed based on two criteria: the granularity and the ability to identify the cooperating entities. Two concepts are defined on this basis: Workspace Individual Awareness (WIA) and Workspace Global Awareness (WGA). New kinds of metrics are then described to support WGA and a prototype implementing WGA is shortly discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Otjacques
    • 1
  • Monique Noirhomme
    • 2
  • Xavier Gobert
    • 1
  • Fernand Feltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department ISC – Informatics, Systems and CollaborationPublic Research Center – Gabriel LippmannBelvauxLuxembourg
  2. 2.Computer Science InstituteUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium

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