Applying Strategies to Recommend Groupware Tools According to Cognitive Characteristics of a Team

  • Gabriela N. Aranda
  • Aurora Vizcaíno
  • Alejandra Cechich
  • Mario Piattini
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 323)


Global Software Development (GSD) projects became a common way to develop software during the last decade. However, despite the economic benefits that globalization may introduce, GSD faces a series of factors that affect communication and challenge its success. In order to improve communication in such environments, we focus on techniques from the field of cognitive psychology to define a new approach to groupware tools selection. In this paper we present a series of strategies to find the best choice for a given group of people, taking into account the different combinations of cognitive profiles that can arise in a GSD project, as well as the application of one of these strategies in a case study.


Cognitive informatics requirements elicitation global software development projects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela N. Aranda
    • 1
  • Aurora Vizcaíno
    • 2
  • Alejandra Cechich
    • 1
  • Mario Piattini
    • 2
  1. 1.GIISCo Research Group, Computing Sciences DepartmentUniversidad Nacional del ComahueNeuquénArgentina
  2. 2.ALARCOS Research Group, Information Systems and Technologies Department, UCLM-INDRA Research and Development InstituteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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