Web-Based Collaboration and Decision Making Support: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Web-Based Collaboration and Decision Making Support: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Nikos Karacapilidis (University of Patras, Greece) and Manolis Tzagarakis (University of Patras, Greece)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5.ch020
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Abstract

Arguing that a vvaryying levvel of formmalityy needs to be offered in syystemms supporting argummentativve collaboration, this article proposes an incremmental formmalization approach that has been adopted in the devvelopmment of CoPe_it!, a Web-based tool that commplies with collaborativve principles and practices, and provvides mmemmbers of commmmunities engaged in argummentativve discussions and decision mmaking processes with the appropriate mmeans to collaborate towards the solution of divverse issues. AAccording to the proposed approach, incremmental formmalization can be achievved through the consideration of alternativve projections of a collaborativve workspace.

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