An Object Modeling Method for Office Information Systems Design
The paper describes a modeling method for information systems with a significant group support component. The proposed modeling method satisfies representation, state transition and decomposition criteria. Representation is satisfied by basing the model on semantics that consider information systems systems as composed of activities that support teams of roles each of which is responsible for some of the tasks that make up the activity. Decomposition is supported by defining applications in terms of a number of levels, and specifying standard techniques for combining levels and supporting coordination between objects at each level. The modeling approach places importance on defining generalized object modules that can be adapted to particular applications and thus encourage module reusability.
KeywordsGeneralize Object Coordination Structure Computer Support Cooperative Work Object Orient Generalize Semantic
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Chrysanthis, P, et.al. (1990): “A Logically Distributed Approach for Structuring Office Systems” in Lochovsky, F.H., Allen, R.B. (eds): Proceedings of the Conference on Office Information Systems“, Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1990.Google Scholar
- Hawryszkiewycz, I.T. (1991): “The Object Oriented Approach in CSCW” Arbeitspapiere der GMD, Gesellschaft fur Mathematic und Datenverarbeitung, Schloss Birlinghoven, Germany.Google Scholar
- Kim, W., Lochovsky, F. (eds). (1989): “Object Oriented Concepts, Databases, and Applications”, ACM Press, Addison-Wesley.Google Scholar
- Kreifelts, T., et.al. (1989): “A Design Tool for Autonomous Group Agents”, in Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 13–15 September 1989, Gatwick, London, UK.Google Scholar
- Martial, F. von, (1990a): “A Conversation Model for Resolving Conflicts among Distributed Office Activities” in Lochovsky, Allen, 1990a.Google Scholar
- Maruichi, T., Ichikawa, M., Tokoro, M. (1990): “Modeling Autonomous Agents and their Groups” in Demazue, Y., Muller, J-P., (eds.) Decentralized AI, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. North-Holland, 1990.Google Scholar
- Tsichritzis, D., (ed). (1989): “Object Oriented Development”, Centre Universitaire D“Informatique, Universite De Geneva.Google Scholar
- Wand, Y., Weber, R. (1990): “Towards a Theory of Deep Structure of Information systems” Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems, Copenhagen, 199, pp. 61–72.Google Scholar
- Weiberg, R., Guimares, T., Heath, R., (1990): “Object Oriented Systems Development” Journal of Information Systems Management, Vol.7, No. 4, Fall 1990, pp. 1826.Google Scholar
- Winograd, T., Flores, F. (1986): Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design“, Ablex Publishing Corporation, Norwood, New Jersey, 1986.Google Scholar