Document-related Awareness Elements in Synchronous Collaborative Authoring

Raikundalia, Gitesh K and Zhang, Hao Lan (2006) Document-related Awareness Elements in Synchronous Collaborative Authoring. Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems (AJIIPS), 9 (2). pp. 41-48. ISSN 1321-2133


Simultaneous collaboration on documents by distributed authors has been supported by numerous synchronous collaborative authoring systems that are widely available. Originally, these tools were found to lack in providing rich enough interaction during authoring. As a result, group awareness in collaborative authoring arose as a very important issue in understanding how to provide comprehensive knowledge about other authors and activities they perform upon the document. To promote effectual authoring of documents simultaneously, group awareness is required to allow authors the best possible understanding of others' work on the document. This paper reports results about document-related awareness elements from an empirical and experimental study of group awareness. Awareness elements reflect fundamental awareness information in supporting group awareness. Such results teach us what sort of document-related awareness should be provided for collaborative authoring.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > RFCD Classification > 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Keywords document management; collaborative authoring; group awareness
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