International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (2009)
Apr. 22, 2009 to Apr. 24, 2009
Benjamim Fonseca , CITAB/Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta dos Prados, Vila Real, Portugal
Hugo Paredes , Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta dos Prados, Vila Real, Portugal
Joao Paulo Sousa , ESTGM-IPB, Departamento de Informática e Comunicações, Mirandela, Portugal
F. Mario Martins , Universidade do Minho, Departamento de Informática, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal
Eurico Carrapatoso , Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Groupware specification and development has always been a complex task, requiring special attention to issues such as notification of cooperative actions and ensuring consistency of shared data. Some years ago SAGA was developed as a framework to build groupware applications based on a set of core web services that provide the most common cooperative functionalities. Despite its potential, the last few years brought some technological developments that placed new challenges. This paper presents a new generation of the SAGA platform that adds to the original framework features that emerged recently, namely the regulation of social interaction, incorporation of new communication technologies, connectors to several external services and interaction environments, and the addition of contextual information.
B. Fonseca, H. Paredes, F. M. Martins, E. Carrapatoso and J. P. Sousa, "SAGA reloaded: Towards a generic platform for developing cooperative applications," International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design(CSCWD), Santiago, Chile, 2009, pp. 331-337.