2nd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Awareness-based Collaboration Driving Process-based Coordination

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COLCOM.2006.361861,
        author={Dimitrios Georgakopoulos and Marian Nodine and Donald Baker and Andrzej Cichocki},
        title={Awareness-based Collaboration Driving Process-based Coordination},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        keywords={awareness process coordination collaboration},
  • Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
    Marian Nodine
    Donald Baker
    Andrzej Cichocki
    Year: 2007
    Awareness-based Collaboration Driving Process-based Coordination
    DOI: 10.1109/COLCOM.2006.361861
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos1,*, Marian Nodine1,*, Donald Baker1,*, Andrzej Cichocki1,*
  • 1: Telcordia Technologies, 106 E. Sixth Street, Suite 415, Austin, Texas 78701, USA
*Contact email: dimitris@research.telcordia.com, nodine@research.telcordia.com, dbaker@research.telcordia.com, andrzej@research.telcordia.com


Awareness-enabled coordination (AEC) is a platform designed to address the problem of scaling collaboration to large multi-organizational teams. Such collaboration is inhibited by the complexity in multi-organizational environments and lack of efficiency in achieving team objectives. AEC provides a contextualization mechanism that deals with such complex, real world environments where teams involve humans, tools, software services, and agents that come from different organizations, are subject to multiple jurisdictions, and provide diverse expertise. To provide efficiency in achieving team objectives, AEC provides situation- and project-related awareness, as well as process-based coordination and automation. We describe the AEC architecture and discuss AEC models and mechanisms for computing awareness and coordinating action. We use examples from the homeland security domain to illustrate these AEC technical capabilities and their benefits.