Towards a Context-Aware Framework for Improving Collaboration of Users in Groupware Systems

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4108/casa.1.1.e4

Keywords:

Context-Awareness, Groupware Systems, Video Games

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.

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Published

05-09-2014

How to Cite

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Montané-Jiménez LG, Benítez-Guerrero E, Mezura-Godoy C. Towards a Context-Aware Framework for Improving Collaboration of Users in Groupware Systems. EAI Endorsed Trans Context Aware Syst App [Internet]. 2014 Sep. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];1(1):e4. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/casa/article/view/2043