Advertisement

Mobile Support for Collaborative Work

  • Luis A. Guerrero
  • José A. Pino
  • César A. Collazos
  • Andres Inostroza
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3198)

Abstract

An attempt is made to characterize situations in which the use of mobile devices can be useful for the development of collaborative systems. Mobile devices have advantages, such as small size, low cost, portability. They also have disadvantages, such as small viewing screen, little storage capacity, slow processor, unreliable communication facilities. The idea is to use them when advantages are most relevant and disadvantages do not affect the system under development. A collaborative system for text co-authoring is presented as an example of design for the best conditions of mobile devices inclusion. This system uses the mobile devices for individual tasks performed while away from normal work site in uncomfortable or congested places.

Keywords

Mobile Device Mobile Computing Collaborative Work Mobile Support Collaborative System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Barbara, D.: Mobile computing and databases – a survey. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 11(1), 108–117 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bluetooth Website, http://www.bluetooth.com
  3. 3.
    Buyukkokten, O., Garcia-Molina, H., Paepcke, A.: Focused Web searching with PDAs. Computer Networks - the International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking 33(1-6), 213–230 (2000)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Chalmers, D., Sloman, M.: A survey of quality of service in mobile computing environments. IEEE Communications Survey (1999)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chambers, R., Crockett, D., Griffing, G., Paris, J.: A Java tool for collaborative editing over the Internet. In: Proceedings of the ETCE 1998, Houston, TX (1998)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Chen, L., Suda, T.: Designing mobile computing systems using distributed objects. IEEE Communications Magazine 35(2), 62–70 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Davis, R., Landay, J., Chen, V.: NotePals: Lightweight note sharing by the group, for the group. In: Proceedings of the CHI 1999, pp. 3388–3345. ACM Press, New York (1999)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Decouchant, D., Quint, V., Romero-Salcedo, M.: Structured and distributed cooperative editing in a large scale work. In: Rada, R. (ed.) Groupware and Authoring, pp. 265–295. Academic Press, UK (1996)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    DeSanctis, G.: Shifting Foundations in Group Support System Research. In: Jessup, L., Valacich, J. (eds.) Group Support Systems – New Perspectives, pp. 97–111. MacMillan Pub. Co, New York (1993)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ellis, C., Gibbs, S., Rein, G.: Design and Use of a Group Editor. In: Cockton, G. (ed.) Engineering for Human- Computer Interaction, Elsevier Science Publisher, North Holland (1990)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Fagrell, H., Forsberg, K., Sanneblad, J.: FieldWise: A mobile Knowledge Management Architecture. In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference of CSCW2000, pp. 211–220 (2000)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Greenberg, S., Boyle, M., Laberge, J.: PDAs and Shared Public Displays: Making Personal Information Public, and Public Information Personal. Personal Technologies, USA (1999)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Guerrero, L.A., Fuller, D.A.: Pattern System for the Development of Collaborative Applications. Information and Software Technology 43(7), 457–467 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hodel, T., Dubacher, M., Dittrich, K.: Using database management systems for collaborative text editing European Conference of Computer-supported Cooperative Work. In: ECSCW CEW, Helsinki, Finland (2003)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Held, A., Ziegert, T.: Service mobility – a new feature of mobile computing. Integrated Computer-aided Engineering 6(2), 131–142 (1999)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Irish, P., Trigg, R.: Supporting collaboration in hypermedia: Issues and experiences. In: Barrett, E. (ed.) The Society of Text: Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Social Construction of Information, pp. 90–106. MIT Press, Cambridge (1989)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Jefferson, S., Orubeondo, A.: Mobile computing advances on reality. InfoWorld 22(39), 57–59 (2000)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Jing, J., Helal, A.S., Elmagarmid, A.: Client-server computing in mobile environments. ACM Computing Surveys 31(2), 117–157 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Joseph, A.D., Tauber, J.A., Kaashoek, M.F.: Mobile Computing with the Rover Toolkit. IEEE Transactions on Computers 46(3), 337–352 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Kirda, E., Fenkam, P., Reif, G., Gall, H.: A service architecture for mobile teamwork. In: Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Software engineering and knowledge engineering, Ischia, Italy (2002)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Koch., M.: Design issues for a distributed multi-user editor. Computer Supported Cooperative Work - An International Journal 3(3-4), 359–378 (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Leland, M., Fish, R., Kraut, R.: Collaborative Document Production Using Quilt. In: Proceedings of the CSCW, pp. 206–215 (1988)Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Minor, S., Magnusson, B.: A model for semi (a) synchronous collaborative editing. In: Proc. ECSCW 1993: 3rd. European Conf. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Milano, Italy, pp. 219–231 (1993)Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Muñoz, M., Gonzalez, V., Rodriguez, M., Favela, J.: Supporting Context-Aware Collaboration in a Hospital: An Ethnographic Informed Design. In: Favela, J., Decouchant, D. (eds.) CRIWG 2003. LNCS, vol. 2806, pp. 330–344. Springer, Heidelberg (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Myers, B.A., Stiel, H., Gargiulo, R.: Collaboration using multiple PDAs connected to a PC. In: Proc. ACM Conf. on Computer-Supported Cooperative, CSCW 1998, pp. 285–294 (1998)Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Myers, B.: Using Handhelds and PCs Together. Communication of the ACM 44(11), 34–41 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Neuwirth, C., Chandhok, R., Kaufer, D., Erion, P., Morris, J., Miller, D.: Flexible diff-ing in a collaborative writing system. In: Proc. of CSCW 1992, the Conf. ofn Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Toronto, Canada, pp. 147–154 (1992)Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Neuwirth, C., Chandhok, R., Charney, D., Wojahn, P., Kim, L.: Distributed Collaborative: A Comparation of Spoken and Written Modalities for Reviewing and Revising Documents. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Human Interactions, CHI 1994, pp. 51–57 (1994)Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Papastavrou, S., Samaras, G., Pitoura, E.: Mobile agents for World Wide Web distributed database access. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 12(5), 802–820 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Pacull, F., Sandoz, A., Schiper, A.: D.: A Distributed Collaborative Editing Environment in Large Scale. Departement d’Informatique. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 (1994)Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Pino, J.A.: A visual approach to versioning for text co-authoring. Interacting with Computers 8(4), 299–310 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Rao, B., Minakakis, L.: Evolution of Mobile Location-based Services. Communications of the ACM 46(12), 61–65 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Sarker, S., Wells, J.: Understanding Mobile Handheld Device Use and Adoption. Communications of the ACM 46(12), 35–40 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Sharples, M., Goodlet, J.S., Beck, E.E., Wood, C.C., Easterbrook, S.M., Plowman, L.: Research issues in the study of computer supported collaborative writing. In: Sharples, M. (ed.) Computer Supported Collaborative Writing, Springer, London (1993)Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    Schulman, E.: How to Write a Scientific Paper Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, vol. 17, p. 130 (1988)Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Stewart, J., Bederson, B.B., Druin, A.: Single display groupware: A model for co-present collaboration. In: Proceedings of CHI 1999, pp. 286–293 (1999)Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    Vizard, M.: The way things work is the fundamental problem with mobile computing. InfoWorld 22(40), 83–87 (2000)Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    Zimmerman, T.G.: Wireless networked digital devices: a new paradigm for computing and communication. IBM Systems Journal 38(4), 566–574 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis A. Guerrero
    • 1
  • José A. Pino
    • 1
  • César A. Collazos
    • 2
  • Andres Inostroza
    • 1
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of SystemsUniversidad del Cauca, FIET-Sector TulcanPopayánColombia

Personalised recommendations