Minitrack on distributed cooperative work environments

A. Ferscha
1999 Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers  
Business organizations are facing a global paradigm shift induced by phenomenal growth of networked information resources today. In response to competitive pressures, today's business models are changing from corporate hierarchies towards more dynamic, more exible and highly interactive structures of joint collaborations in geographically separated units. Arising from these models, new qualities of information technology are demanded to let organizations share information and enable people to
more » ... rk together in teams: We refer to these as \Distributed Cooperation Technologies". Distributed cooperation technology (DCT) represents the dominant direction for the evolution of IT and the building of information societies. Upcoming DCT will have to satisfy multiple users and multiple user groups in their desire for information, communication demands, synchronous and asynchronous interaction, and, seen from an enterprises' view, enable cross-functionality of operational units responsible for the eective and ecient execution of business processes. As such, DCT cannot be considered as \yetanother" stage of computer or communication technology, but rather the application of hardware, software and telecommunication systems to support \cooperative units" in all matters of their (goal-driven) coexistence. No longer can
doi:10.1109/hicss.1999.773043 dblp:conf/hicss/Ferscha99 fatcat:odgohh7ktzasnnsaccmxjulwm4