Towards a Reference Architecture for Collaborative Work Environments

Towards a Reference Architecture for Collaborative Work Environments

Vassilios Peristeras (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Maria Antonia Martínez-Carreras (University of Murcia, Spain), Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta (University of Murcia, Spain), Wolfgang Prinz (Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen, Germany) and Peyman Nasirifard (National University of Ireland-Galway, Ireland)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/jec.2010091102
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Abstract

In this article the authors provide an overview of the Ecospace reference architecture which constitutes a reusable high-level representation for building Collaborative Work Environments that are interoperable, context-aware and highly personalised. Based on this architecture they have already developed a number of prototypes that at the same time use and validate the proposed design. Here they present an example, specifically a prototype that demonstrates interoperability and context-awareness as important features of the Ecospace architecture.
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The Ecospace Reference Architecture

The motivation for a reference CWE architecture has been discussed in the previous section. In this section, we provide an overview of the foundations of our approach and the main components of the architectural design.

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