Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Introduction to Distributed Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 14, 2000 - Business & Economics - 529 pages
The terms groupware and CSCW (computer-supported cooperative work) have received significant attention in computer science and related disciplines for quite some time now. This book is a revised and extended version of the 2nd edition of the German textbook "Rechnergestützte Gruppenarbeit: Eine Einführung in verteilte Anwendungen". It has two main objectives: first, to outline the meaning of both terms, and second, to point out both the numer ous opportunities for users of groupware and the risks of applying such sys tems. The book intends to introduce an area of distributed systems, namely the computer support of individuals trying to solve a common problem in cooperation with each other but not necessarily having identical work pi aces or working times. Computer-supported cooperative work is an interdisciplinary application domain. It can be viewed as a synergism between the areas of distributed sys tems and (multimedia-) communication on the one hand and between those of information science and socio-organizational theory on the other hand. Thus, the book is meant to help students of aH these disciplines, as weH as users and developers of systems which have communication and cooperation within groups as top priorities.
 

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Contents

Fundamental Principles of Distributed Systems
3
ComputerSupported Cooperative Work
87
Concepts of Asynchronous and Synchronous Cooperation
145
Concurrency Control
185
Replication and Concurrency Control
211
Protein identification using bioinformatics tools
252
Bioinformatics tools for the molecular scanner
265
Acknowledgements
274
References
481
List of Figures
509
List of Tables 515
Advances techniques for protein identification 79
79
Hydrogendeuterium exchange for higher specificity of protein identification
99
Discussion and conclusion 132
132
CHAPTER 3
139
Concluding remarks 148
147

Communication Systems and Shared Information Spaces
285
Workflow Management Conversation
327
Workgroup Computing
373
Multiagent Systems
415
CHAPTER 9
9
Conclusions and perspectives 283
283
Abbreviations for usual amino acids and chemical constants 289
289
Introduction 153
153
Discussion 163
163
Methods 172
172
Conclusion 185
185
Abstract 189
189
Discussion and conclusion 202
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