MARS: Modelling Arenas to Regulate Collaborative Spaces

  • Carmen Mezura-Godoy
  • Michel Riveill
  • Stephane Talbot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2806)

Abstract

Social regulation is the process by which a workgroup create and negotiate rules controlling their collaborative activities. Although regulation is an intrinsic aspect of collaborative work, most existing contributions ignore it, and in the cases where regulation is considered, it is confined to a single workspace. This paper proposes the MARS regulation model which enables users to define their workspace (arena) and the rules governing it. A key feature of this model is that it allows one to create complex arenas by composing simple ones. In order to validate our approach, a java-based prototype supporting the MARS model has been implemented. This prototype ensures that the group activity is executed according to the current regulation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Mezura-Godoy
    • 1
  • Michel Riveill
    • 2
  • Stephane Talbot
    • 1
  1. 1.SysCom TeamSavoie UniversityBourget du LacFrance
  2. 2.I3S Lab.Nice-Sophia Antipolis UniversitySophia AntipolisFrance

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