Towards a reference architecture for the design of mobile shared workspaces

Juan Rodríguez-Covili, Sergio F. Ochoa, José A. Pino, Valeria Herskovic, Jesus Favela, David Mejía, Alberto L. Morán
2011 Future generations computer systems  
Software design is a complex and expensive socio-technical process, for which reuse is an increasingly important concern. This article presents an abstract structure capturing the essence of a mobile shared workspace (MSW), and how a particular MSW can be obtained by instantiating such a structure. It is intended to assist designers of mobile groupware tools to conceive new products reusing design knowledge proved successful in previous solutions. The article also illustrates how the abstract
more » ... ructure can be instantiated to obtain MSWs that support construction inspection activities, hospital work and urban emergency responses. This abstract structure can be evolved in order to make it a reference architecture for mobile shared workspaces. (J.A. Pino), vherskov@dcc.uchile.cl (V. Herskovic), favela@cicese.mx (J. Favela), mejiam@cicese.mx (D. Mejía), alberto_moran@uabc.mx (A.L. Morán).
doi:10.1016/j.future.2010.05.014 fatcat:oxlei5nqlngldc2a2tj6s74zrm