Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 59–79 | Cite as

Collaborative hypermedia systems: A model of architecture

  • Paloma Díaz
  • Ignacio Aedo


CO-OPERATIVE AUTHORING IN HYPERMEDIA SYSTEMS have recently gained importance to such an extent that the next generation of hypermedia systems should be defined with the acronym IOCH: Integrated Open and Collaborative Hypermedia. An architecture model supplies a set of modules and interfaces that allow systems facilities and components to be specified. This paper presents a model of architecture for IOCH systems that tackles problems associated with this kind of environment, such as system openness and distribution, information security and collaborators’ communication. This model has been developed taking into account three basic principles: modularity, abstraction, and IOCH support.


hypermedia model of architecture architectural design IOH systems collaborative hypermedia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridSpain

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