Advertisement

Ontology-Based Modelling of Session Management Policies for Groupware Applications

  • Mario Anzures-García
  • Luz A. Sánchez-Gálvez
  • Miguel J. Hornos
  • Patricia Paderewski-Rodríguez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4739)

Abstract

Groupware applications support group work and groups may perform geographically distributed with different roles and using different organizational structures. It is important that these applications do not provide only the needed infrastructure to support group work, but also grant some ways to change the group behaviour during a session. Therefore, this paper presents a conceptual model of the session management policies by means of an ontology, i.e. we model the form in which group work is organized. This ontology describes the concepts, the relations among them and the axioms that allow to specify and control the role changes that a user can play in a session and the changes in the rights/obligations of each role. In this model we have separated the mechanisms that consent to establishing a session (i.e. mechanisms to create the shared workspace) from the session management policies. Moreover, we can create templates of policies that can be employed to facilitate their reuse in runtime. In this way, we can affirm that this model smooths the dynamic group work.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Anzures-García, M., Hornos, M.J., Paderewski, P.: Development of extensible and flexible collaborative applications using a web service-based architecture. LNCS, vol. 4401, pp. 66–80. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Beaudouin-Lafon, M.: Beyond the workstation: Mediaspaces and augmented reality. In: Cockton, G., Draper, S.W., Weir, G.R.S. (eds.) Proceedings of HCI. People and computers, vol. 9, pp. 9–18. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1994)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dommel, H.P., Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J.: Floor Control for Multimedia Conferencing and Collaboration. ACM Multimedia 5(1), 23–38 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Edwards, W.K.: Session management for collaborative applications. In: Proceedings CSCW, pp. 323–330 (1994)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ellis, C.A., Gibbs, S.J.: Concurrency control in groupware systems. In: Proceedings ACM SIGMOD, ACM Press, New York (1989)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ellis, C.A., Gibbs, S.J., Rein, G.L.: Groupware: Some issues and experiences. Communications of the ACM 34(1), 39–58 (1991)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Fitzpatrick, G., Kaplan, S.M., Mansfield, T.: Physical spaces, virtual places and social worlds: A study of work in the virtual. In: Proceedings CSCW, pp. 334–343 (1996)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Fitzpatrick, G., Kaplan, S.M., Tolone, W.J.: Work, locales and distributed social worlds. In: proceedings ECSCW, pp. 1–16 (1995)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    García, P., Gómez, A.: ANTS Framework for Cooperative Work Environments. Computer 36(3), 56–62 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Gruber, T.R.: Toward principles for the design of ontologies used for knowledge sharing. International Journal of Human Computer Studies 43(5/6), 907–928 (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kaplan, S.M., Caroll, A.M.: Supporting collaborative processes with conversation builder. Computer Communications 15(8), 489–501 (1992)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Moffett, J.D., Sloman, M.S.: The representation of policies as system objects. In: Proceedings SIGOIS, vol. 12(1), pp. 71–84 (1991)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Moffett, J.D., Sloman, M.S.: Policy hierarchies for distributed systems management. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 11(9), 1404–1414 (1993)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rajan, S., Venkat, R.P., Vin, H.M.: A formal basis for structured multimedia collaborations. In: Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, pp. 194–201. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Roseman, M., Greenberg, S.: Building real time groupware with GroupKit, a groupware toolkit. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 3(1), 66–106 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Shen, H., Dewan, P.: Access control for collaborative environments. In: Proceedings CSCW of ACM, pp. 51–58. ACM Press, New York (1992)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Sloman, M.: Policy driven management for distributed systems. J. Network System Management 2(3), 33–60 (1994)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Sloman, M.: IDSM & SysMan common architecture, Domain & Policy Concepts. In: Proceedings SMDS (1995)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Venkat, R.P., Vin, H.M.: Multimedia conferencing as a universal paradigm for collaboration. In: Kjelldahl, L. (ed.) Multimedia: Systems, interaction and application, 1st Eurographics Workshop, pp. 173–185. Springer, Heidelberg (1991)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Anzures-García
    • 1
  • Luz A. Sánchez-Gálvez
    • 2
  • Miguel J. Hornos
    • 2
  • Patricia Paderewski-Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias de la Computación, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 14 sur y avenida San Claudio. Ciudad Universitaria, San Manuel, 72570 PueblaMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, E.T.S.I. Informática y de Telecomunicación, Universidad de Granada, C/ Periodista Saucedo Aranda, s/n, 18071 GranadaSpain

Personalised recommendations