Combining Communication and Coordination Toward Articulation of Collaborative Activities

  • Alberto Barbosa Raposo
  • Marco Aurélio Gerosa
  • Hugo Fuks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3198)


In this paper, we present a proposal for the articulation of collaborative activities based on communication and coordination representation models. Articulation is essential in any kind of collaboration and involves pre- articulation of the tasks, their management, and post-articulation. For the representation of pre- and post-articulation phases, conversation clichés (communication) are used. For the coordination phase, a model separating the tasks and their interdependencies is used. The articulation schema, which is especially suited to e-business applications, is then applied to a business-web example.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Barbosa Raposo
    • 1
  • Marco Aurélio Gerosa
    • 2
  • Hugo Fuks
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Graphics Group (Tecgraf), Computer Science DepartmentCatholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Software Engineering Laboratory (LES), Computer Science DepartmentCatholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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