8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Semantic Structure in a Federated Collaboration Environment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250456,
        author={John Buford and Venkatesh Krishnaswamy},
        title={Semantic Structure in a Federated Collaboration Environment},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={semantic structure multi-paradigm federation collaboration tools cloud-based computing enterprise communications application federation},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250456}
    }
    
  • John Buford
    Venkatesh Krishnaswamy
    Year: 2012
    Semantic Structure in a Federated Collaboration Environment
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250456
John Buford1,*, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy1
  • 1: Avaya Labs Research
*Contact email: buford@samrg.org

Abstract

ConnectedSpaces is a novel federated collaboration environment that integrates different collaboration tools and paradigms for enterprise use. Collaborations are organized into containers called spaces. Recently we have extended ConnectedSpaces to enable spaces and their contents to have semantic properties. These properties can be queried, and queries can be embedded in a space or can be invoked by client applications. Different collaboration models are supported with different semantic structure. The design and implementation is described, and example illustrations are provided. Comparison is made with related approaches.