9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

A Context-Aware Architecture for Improving Collaboration of Users in Groupware Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254185,
        author={Luis Montan\^{e}-Jim\^{e}nez and Edgard Ben\^{\i}tez-Guerrero and Carmen Mezura-Godoy},
        title={A Context-Aware Architecture for Improving Collaboration of Users in Groupware Systems},
        proceedings={9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2013},
        month={11},
        keywords={computer-supported cooperative work groupware communication means context-aware video games},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254185}
    }
    
  • Luis Montané-Jiménez
    Edgard Benítez-Guerrero
    Carmen Mezura-Godoy
    Year: 2013
    A Context-Aware Architecture for Improving Collaboration of Users in Groupware Systems
    COLLABORATECOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254185
Luis Montané-Jiménez1,*, Edgard Benítez-Guerrero1, Carmen Mezura-Godoy1
  • 1: Facultad de Estadística e Informática, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico 91020
*Contact email: lmontane@uv.mx

Abstract

A Context-Aware Groupware System (CAGS) enables the members of a team to communicate, cooperate and coordinate their activities to achieve a common goal, by providing them tools that are aware of their current execution context and adapt accordingly. CAGS can be found in several domains such as entertainment, particularly Collaborative First-Person-Shooter (FPS) video games. In CAGS, the means of collaboration traditionally provided to users (e.g. text and audio messaging) are not necessarily adequate: for instance, in a FPS, messages can distract the gamer due to the speed of the game. This paper reports a study that, for Collaborative FPS, identifies advantages/disadvantages of current means of collaboration and social behaviors that arise when players interact face-to-face or remotely. Based on this study, a context-aware conceptual model and architecture is proposed for CAGS aimed to improve user collaboration.