Dealing with Device Collaboration Rules for the PCSCW Model

  • Kahina Hamadache
  • Luigi Lancieri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6257)


In this paper, we describe the design, the development and the use of devices collaboration rules for the PCSCW (Pervasive Computing Supported Collaborative Work) Model. These rules rely on the precise description of roles, tasks, actions, resources required by these actions and constraints associated to these resources to select the proper way to make devices cooperate with the final objective to facilitate the collaboration of humans. We suggest that by defining constraints on resources as triplets composed of a parameter, a value and an associated criticality it allows us to quantify, estimate, compare and then choose between several candidate rules. The finality given by these rules is a simple but efficient way to make devices choose automatically the most appropriate way to cooperate.


Pervasive Computing Collaborative Work Constraints Modelling PCSCW Collaboration rules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kahina Hamadache
    • 1
  • Luigi Lancieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Orange LabsCaenFrance
  2. 2.LIFL, University Lille 1LilleFrance

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