Collaborative fixed and mobile networks
Bergenti, Federico Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecommunicazioni, Parma, Italy.
Poggi, Agostino Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
- Collaboration models and concepts
- Collaborative platforms and services
- Collaboration in heterogeneous environments
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Modern information technology, supported by computers and communications, has dramatically improved productivity among individuals engaged in a wide range of tasks. Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) aims to provide similar improvements for multiple individuals consciously working together in the same production process or in different but related production processes. The concepts behind CSCW have led to the development of groupware (multiuser software). Groupware enables collaboration in many areas, such as document writing, virtual meetings, and distance learning and medicine (for example, telesurgery).
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