The 2nd International Workshop on Collaborative Communities for Social Computing

Research Article

Light CS Cooperation/Coordination - a Lightweight Collaboration Suite for Groupware

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250502,
        author={Usman Akram and Tatiana Smirnova and Jelena Markovic and Tonima Mukherjee and Imran Ahmad},
        title={Light CS Cooperation/Coordination - a Lightweight Collaboration Suite for Groupware},
        proceedings={The 2nd International Workshop on Collaborative Communities for Social Computing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CCSOCIALCOMP},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={cooperation collaborative work lightweight cscw lightweight collaboration suite (lwcs)},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250502}
    }
    
  • Usman Akram
    Tatiana Smirnova
    Jelena Markovic
    Tonima Mukherjee
    Imran Ahmad
    Year: 2012
    Light CS Cooperation/Coordination - a Lightweight Collaboration Suite for Groupware
    CCSOCIALCOMP
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250502
Usman Akram1,*, Tatiana Smirnova1, Jelena Markovic1, Tonima Mukherjee1, Imran Ahmad1
  • 1: Student RWTH Aachen University
*Contact email: usman.akram@rwth-aachen.de

Abstract

Cooperation among people is of utmost importance in order to get tasks done. Cooperation is required at work to execute different work packages of a large scale project, at a university to share parts of an assignment with respect to deadlines and also to collaboratively plan a party. In this paper the development process, features and the very idea behind Lightweight Collaboration Suite (LWCS) will be discussed. LWCS is lightweight groupware solution, which to some extent, reflects patchwork approach idea. In the recent years, Collaborative and Groupware applications have gained importance in order to fulfill the requirement of achieving a common goal. Although a large number of applications have been developed to allow users to collaborate with each other, there still exists a scope for improvement. Moreover, in order to collaborate efficiently, users need to interact with a simple and complete system, which is somehow missing. This user demands lead us to the concept of using Lightweight technology and we have 4 modules in LWCS as mentioned: 1)LightPoll: Time management tool. 2)To do’s: Creating, sharing or claiming of tasks. 3)Microblog: Quick sharing of URLs (e.g. registration pages, reading material references, important announcements, locations, sources etc). 4)Social module and Gamification: Two parts of LWCS responsible for exchange of data between other modules, overall awareness and deeper engagement.