Workspace awareness for distributed teams

  • Johann Schlichter
  • Michael Koch
  • Martin Bürger
Collaborative Work
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1364)


Research in distributed problem solving in the last years focused on distributed applications which cooperate to accomplish a task. Another level of distributed problem solving is that of human teams which are distributed in space and cooperate in solving a problem. In this paper we will introduce distributed problem solving from the ‘human level’, briefly present the accompanying research area of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and the different basic mechanisms of computer support for workgroup computing, and then focus on the awareness information that is of special importance for supporting coordinated cooperation of groups with unstructured tasks.


Application Level Concurrency Control Group Awareness Awareness Information Human Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Schlichter
    • 1
  • Michael Koch
    • 1
  • Martin Bürger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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