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

Research Article

Overhearing Conversations in Global Software Engineering - Requirements and an Implementation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247099,
        author={Kevin Dullemond and Ben van Gameren and Rini van Solingen},
        title={Overhearing Conversations in Global Software Engineering - Requirements and an Implementation},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={overhearing conversations collaborative software engineering global software engineering open conversation space requirements communico},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247099}
    }
    
  • Kevin Dullemond
    Ben van Gameren
    Rini van Solingen
    Year: 2012
    Overhearing Conversations in Global Software Engineering - Requirements and an Implementation
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247099
Kevin Dullemond1, Ben van Gameren1,*, Rini van Solingen1
  • 1: Delft University of Technology
*Contact email: b.j.a.vangameren@tudelft.nl

Abstract

Conversations between colleagues in collaborative software engineering are important for coordinating work, sharing knowledge and creating knowledge. Overhearing conversations of others is useful as well since this: (i) provides access to the information discussed in the conversations, (ii) offers the possibility of joining the conversations and (iii) provides insight in the communication structure of the project team. However, when team members are geographically separated, tooling is needed to be able to support the overhearing of conversations between them. In this paper we present the requirements such tools should fulfill, discuss existing solutions and present our own implementation of such a tool: Communico.