The Management of a Cooperative Environment

  • Carlos A. T. Aguiar
  • Ana C. Salgado


The use of computers to intermediate and facilitate human interaction increased in the last years. CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work) is an emergent research area that examine how computers can assist several people working together. To support group interaction it is necessary to considerate collaboration (that includes information sharing), communication between members of a. group and coordination of their cooperative activities.

This paper presents a Cooperative Environment (ASTRO) being developed at Federal University of Pernambuco — Brazil, which is based on a simplified cooperation model. ASTRO can assist to not only a specific activity (e. g. CAD) but also to a wide range of cooperative work applications.


Communication Manager User Class Object Version Work Session Individual Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos A. T. Aguiar
    • 1
  • Ana C. Salgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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