Groupware, International Workshop on (2000)
Oct. 18, 2000 to Oct. 20, 2000
S. Mendoza-Chapa , Div. de Estudios de Posgrado de la Fac. de Ingenieria, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
M. Romero-Salcedo , Div. de Estudios de Posgrado de la Fac. de Ingenieria, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
H. Oktaba , Div. de Estudios de Posgrado de la Fac. de Ingenieria, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Collaborative writing systems allow co-authors, spread out across different locations, to work together sharing common documents. One key element that, in most cases, is poorly supported in collaborative writing systems is group awareness. Many research studies have defined several types of group awareness. The paper presents a comparative analysis of workspace and conversational awareness support in collaborative writing systems. For this purpose, we adapted R. Vertegaal's (1997) framework in order to analyze the group awareness mechanisms for collaborative writing. This framework considers the workspace and conversational awareness elements. Based on these elements, we analyzed and compared Quilt, GROVE, PREP, SASSE, Calliope and Alliance collaborative writing systems. Finally, we identified their strengths and weaknesses.
linguistics; group awareness support; collaborative writing systems; co-authors; common documents; workspace; conversational awareness support; group awareness mechanisms; conversational awareness elements; Quilt; GROVE; PREP; SASSE; Calliope; Alliance
M. Romero-Salcedo, S. Mendoza-Chapa and H. Oktaba, "Group Awareness Support in Collaborative Writing Systems," Groupware, International Workshop on(CRIWG), Madiera, Portugal, 2000, pp. 112.