Modern Design Dimensions of Multiagent CSCW Systems

Modern Design Dimensions of Multiagent CSCW Systems

Tagelsir M. Gasmelseid (King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-887-1.ch023
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Abstract

This chapter introduces and investigates the applicability of the multiagent paradigm for engineering and developing CSCW systems with the aim of advocating modern design dimensions and software engineering implications. It argues that the use of multiagent systems can significantly improve and enhance the functionalities of computer supported work systems. To meet such an objective, the chapter raises the importance of “revisiting” the context and domain of CSCW in accordance with the growing organizational transformations, situational shifts, and technological developments. While such changes are motivating group collaboration, the information systems that support them must be powerful. The author believes that because of their specific limitations and the continuous changes in the collaboration environment, there is an urgent importance of using thorough system-oriented approaches to address the way they evolve. Furthermore, the chapter draws a framework for the use of the multiagent paradigm to understand and deploy CSCW systems by adopting an integrated context of analysis that improves our general understanding about their potentials.

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Preface
Mahbubur Rahman Syed, Sharifun Nessa Syed
Acknowledgment
Mahbubur Rahman Syed, Sharifun Nessa Syed
Chapter 1
Tony C. Shan, Winnie W. Hua
Solutions architecting method (SAM) is defined as a methodical approach to dealing with the architecture complexity of enterprise information... Sample PDF
Towards a Systematic Method for Solutions Architecting
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Chapter 2
Vivienne Waller, Robert B. Johnston, Simon K. Milton
This chapter presents a new high level methodology for the analysis and design of information systems specifically to support routine action at the... Sample PDF
A Methodology for Situated Analysis and Design
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Chapter 3
Inge van de Weerd, Sjaak Brinkkemper
This chapter introduces an assembly-based method engineering approach for constructing situational analysis and design methods. The approach is... Sample PDF
Meta-Modeling for Situational Analysis and Design Methods
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Chapter 4
Yuni Xia, Jonathan Munson, David Wood, Alan Cole
Advances in GPS, personal locator technology, Internet and network technology, and the rapidly growing number of mobile personal devices are helping... Sample PDF
Location-Based Service (LBS) System Analysis and Design
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Chapter 5
Laura C. Rodriguez, Manuel Mora, Miguel Vargas Martin, Rory O’Connor, Francisco Alvarez
The software engineering discipline has developed the concept of software process to guide development teams towards a high-quality end product to... Sample PDF
Process Models of SDLCs: Comparison and Evolution
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Chapter 6
Fernando Flores, Manuel Mora, Francisco Alvarez, Rory O’Connor, Jorge Macias-Luevano
Requirements engineering is the process of discovering the purpose and implicit needs of a software system that will be developed and making... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering: A Review of Processes and Techniques
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Chapter 7
Massimo Magni, Bernardino Provera, Luigi Prosperpio
Improvisation is rapidly becoming an important issue for both scholars and practitioners. Organizations that operate in turbulent environments must... Sample PDF
Individual Improvisation in Information Systems Development
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Chapter 8
John Wang, James Yao, Qiyang Chen, Ruben Xing
Since their creation in the early 1960’s, decision support systems (DSSs) have evolved over the past 4 decades and continue to do so today. Although... Sample PDF
Design and Analysis of Decision Support Systems
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Chapter 9
John Wang, James G.S. Yang, Jun Xia
In contrast to ongoing, functional work, a project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to achieve or create a unique product or service(s). The... Sample PDF
A Systematic Implementation of Project Management
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Chapter 10
Roy Gelbard
Reuse helps to decrease development time, code errors, and code units. Therefore, it serves to improve quality and productivity frameworks in... Sample PDF
Decision Rule for Investment in Frameworks of Reuse
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Chapter 11
Dean Kelley
This chapter presents three alternatives for structuring static tables—those tables in which the collection of keys remains unchanged and in which... Sample PDF
Strategies for Static Tables
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Ladislav Samuelis
This chapter introduces the irreducibility principle within the context of computer science and software engineering disciplines. It argues that the... Sample PDF
Notes on the Emerging Science of Software Evolution
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Chapter 13
Roy Gelbard
Applications require short development cycles and constant interaction with customers. Requirement gathering has become an ongoing process... Sample PDF
Software Modeling Processes: UML–xUML Review
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Peter Rittgen
The main purpose of a corporate information system is the support of the company’s business processes. The development of information systems is... Sample PDF
From Business Process Model to Information Systems Model: Integrating DEMO and UML
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Jan Mendling
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Foundations of Business Process Modeling
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Q. N.N. Tran, B. Henderson-Sellers, I. Hawryszkiewycz
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Some Method Fragments for Agile Software Development
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Q. N.N. Tran, B. Henderson-Sellers, I. Hawryszkiewycz
Method fragments for work units and workflows are identified for the support of agile methodologies. Using one such situational method engineering... Sample PDF
Agile Method Fragments and Construction Validation
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Adir Even, G. Shankaranarayanan, Paul D. Berger
This chapter introduces a novel perspective for designing and maintaining data resources. Data and the information systems that manage it, are... Sample PDF
Utility-Cost Tradeoffs in the Design of Data Resources
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Kenneth J. Knapp
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Security Considerations in the Development Life Cycle
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Robert Z. Zheng, Laura B. Dahl, Jill Flygare
This chapter focuses on the design of human-computer interface, particularly the software interface design, by examining the relationship between... Sample PDF
Cognitive Perspective on Human-Computer Interface Design
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Mara Nikolaidou, Nancy Alexopoulou
System design is an important phase of system engineering, determining system architecture to satisfy specific requirements. System design focuses... Sample PDF
Frameworks for Model-Based Design of Enterprise Information Systems
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Chapter 22
Tagelsir M. Gasmelseid
This chapter addresses the software engineering dimensions associated with the development of mobile and context-aware multiagent systems. It argues... Sample PDF
On the Design of Multiagent, Context-Aware, and Mobile Systems
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Chapter 23
Tagelsir M. Gasmelseid
This chapter introduces and investigates the applicability of the multiagent paradigm for engineering and developing CSCW systems with the aim of... Sample PDF
Modern Design Dimensions of Multiagent CSCW Systems
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Chapter 24
Julio Sanchez, Maria P. Canton
This chapter describes the use of design patterns as reusable components in program design. The discussion includes the two core elements: the class... Sample PDF
Class Patterns and Templates in Software Design
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Allan M. Hart
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Hibernate: A Full Object Relational Mapping Service
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Manoranjan Paul, Manzur Murshed
People’s demands are escalating with technology advances. Now, people are not happy with only text or voice messages, they like to see video as... Sample PDF
Pattern Based Video Coding
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Chapter 27
Farid Ahmed, Cecilia Gomes
With the remarkable growth of Internet and multimedia applications, production and distribution of digital media has become exceedingly easy and... Sample PDF
Digital Watermarking for Digital Rights Management
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Chapter 28
A. B.M. Shawkat Ali
From the beginning, machine learning methodology, which is the origin of artificial intelligence, has been rapidly spreading in the different... Sample PDF
Support Vector Machine: Itself an Intelligent Systems
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Syed Zahid Hassan, Brijesh Verma
This chapter focuses on hybrid data mining algorithms and their use in medical applications. It reviews existing data mining algorithms and presents... Sample PDF
Hybrid Data Mining for Medical Applications
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Chapter 30
Ahsan H. Khandoker, Rezaul K. Begg
This chapter describes the application of machine learning techniques to solve biomedical problems in a variety of clinical domains. First, the... Sample PDF
Machine Learning for Designing an Automated Medical Diagnostic System
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Chapter 31
Jim Warren, Karen Day, Martin Orr
In this chapter we aim to promote an understanding of the complexity of healthcare as a setting for information systems and how this complexity... Sample PDF
Achieving Effective Health Information Systems
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A. H.M. Razibul Islam, Rashida Begum, A. B.M. Shawkat Ali
Recent development in telecommunication and information technologies came up with several technology options for telemedicine applications in... Sample PDF
Trends and Prospects of Telemedicine
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Chapter 33
Javed Khan, Manas Hardas
The recent advances in knowledge engineering entail us to represent knowledge associated with a course in an expressive yet computable format as a... Sample PDF
Knowledge-Based Characterization of Test Questions
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Chapter 34
Paulette Alexander, Carol Gossett
The process of designing a university curriculum in the information systems discipline needs to follow many of the same processes that professional... Sample PDF
Information Systems Curriculum Design Processes
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Ann M. Quade
This chapter reports on the design, development, and implementation of a hybrid introductory systems analysis and design (SAD) semester long course... Sample PDF
Redesigning a SAD Course to Promote Problem-Based Learning
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