ITFG: Design and Experience with a Groupware System
Georg Peters (Munich University of Applied Science, Germany), Tobias Lang (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Lang und Lie Software GbR, Germany) and Mike Lie (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Lang und Lie Software GbR, Germany)
Copyright: © 2004
In this chapter we present results of a project in the field of groupware systems. Munich University of Applied Sciences has set up an initiative called IT-Forum to coordinate IT activities across its 14 different departments. As part of this initiative a groupware system was developed on the basis of the Web application server ZOPE and the database mySQL. The objective of this project was to use the groupware systems operatively as communication platform within the IT-Forum and in project-orientated student courses. Furthermore the development and use of the application has been accompanied by some research work in the field of groupware systems. The main focus of this chapter is to describe this groupware system and report some experience of the use of it.