7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

REUSES: Questionnaire-driven design for the automatic generation of Web-based Collaborative Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247104,
        author={Ruth Cobos and Rafael Mart\^{\i}n and Jaime Moreno-Llorena and Esther Guerra and Juan de Lara},
        title={REUSES: Questionnaire-driven design for the automatic generation of Web-based Collaborative Applications},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={collaborative design web-based collaborative applications mashups world wide web collaborative components},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247104}
    }
    
  • Ruth Cobos
    Rafael Martín
    Jaime Moreno-Llorena
    Esther Guerra
    Juan de Lara
    Year: 2012
    REUSES: Questionnaire-driven design for the automatic generation of Web-based Collaborative Applications
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247104
Ruth Cobos1, Rafael Martín1, Jaime Moreno-Llorena1,*, Esther Guerra1, Juan de Lara1
  • 1: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
*Contact email: jaime.moreno@uam.es

Abstract

In this paper, we present a questionnaire-driven collaborative design methodology for the automatic generation of collaborative applications. The methodology is based on a repository of collaborative components and a knowledge base of its application and use modes. The repository includes components built by our team, as well as third-party components that use heterogeneous technologies like JavaScript, Java, Flash, and services and components provided by companies like Google and Facebook. Based on this methodology, we have built a Web 2.0 tool called REUSES (Rapid End-User Synthesis of Collaborative Applications), which provides facilities for the automatic generation of Web-based collaborative applications tailored to any particular community of end users. Finally, we also report on some experimental work to test REUSES in the context of academic courses at our University.