A Component-Based Architecture to Support Collaborative Application Design

  • Ana P. T. Bacelo Blois
  • Karin Becker
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2440)


In the Software Engineering field, reuse techniques have presented solutions targeted at increasing quality, and reducing costs and development time. Such expectations motivate the proposition of reusable solutions in various domains, CSCL (Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning) among them. In this paper, we analyze the contributions and limitations to the CSCL field of two striking reuse techniques: components and object-oriented frameworks. Based on this analysis, we present some initial ideas on a component-based architecture to support the design of CSCL applications. The main goal is to allow a designer to primarily focus on the design of his application, based on the selection, adaptation and binding of components targeted at collaborative applications.


Design Component Support Component Component Framework Collaborative Application Executable Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana P. T. Bacelo Blois
    • 1
  • Karin Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculdade de InformáticaPUCRSPorto AlegreBrazil

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