Conceptual modelling of collaboration for information systems

Authors Bernhard Thalheim
Hannu Jaakkola
Takafumi Nakanishi
Shiori Sasaki
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Editors Takehiro Tokuda
Yasushi Kiyoki
Hannu Jaakkola
Naofumi Yoshida
Title Conceptual modelling of collaboration for information systems
Booktitle Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXV
Type in book
Publisher IOS Press
Series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Volume 250
ISBN 978-1-61499-360-5
Month February
Year 2014
Pages 272-305
SCCH ID# 1363
Abstract

Specification of collaboration has neglected over a long period although collaboration is one of main conceptions in computer science and computer engineering. We distinguish between collaborations among systems and socio-technical collaboration. Database research has succeeded in developing approaches for collaboration among database systems that incorporate conceptual specification and allow to reason on systems at a far higher abstraction level. Conceptual modelling of socio-technical collaborating systems is however an open research issue. With the advent of web information systems systems became naturally socio-technical and collaborating. Therefore, we need a techniques for conceptual description of collaboration. Collaboration modelling may be based on models for communication, models for coordination, and models for cooperation. In socio-technical systems users work within their local environment and collaborate within the global world. Therefore, users inject their culture and their specific behaviour into collaboration. Users use information, communication, cooperation and coordination services. These services must be highly flexible and adaptable to the needs of users, to the circumstances and contexts of these users, and to the technical infrastructures used.