An Object Modeling Method for Office Information Systems Design

  • I. T. Hawryszkiewycz
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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.


Generalize Object Coordination Structure Computer Support Cooperative Work Object Orient Generalize Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. T. Hawryszkiewycz
    • 1
  1. 1.Sydney Key Center for Advanced Computing SciencesUniversity of TechnologyBroadwayAustralia

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