Task Modelling for Collaborative Systems

  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
  • María Lozano
  • José A. Gallud
  • R. Tesoriero
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4849)


The development of Collaborative Systems implies taking into account not only a greater number of users but also the interactions among them to accomplish complex tasks. Besides, the nature of these tasks is different from traditional tasks considered in mono-user systems. Theses differences justify the need to tackle the task modelling for collaborative systems in a different way than traditionally, considering the special features that this kind of systems have. In this paper we propose a conceptual model to describe tasks and group tasks for multi-user systems in order to make a precise characterization. This characterization is applied to a simple example to show its applicability.


Tasks task modeling Group Conceptual Model Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
    • 1
  • María Lozano
    • 1
  • José A. Gallud
    • 1
  • R. Tesoriero
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Research Institute (I3A)-University of Castilla- La Mancha, Av. España s/n, 02007 AlbaceteSpain

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