R.S. Pitangueira Maciel, C.A. Guimarães Ferraz, and N. Souto Rosa (Brazil)
Model Driven Architecture, Cooperative Support
Work, Collaborative Writing, Interoperable Services.
. Groups that work on CSCW, CSCL or cooperative
editors frequently construct and provide documents. Although
these environments manipulate the same kind of artifact a
document , they are not normally interoperable due to the
implementation of different policies, protocols or software
architectures. Therefore, it is not possible for users to use different
collaborative systems to work on a single shared document.
Towards such an interoperation, we propose the InterDOC
Environment. Using InterDOC, group of authors can write a
document in their favorite environment and can then make this
document available via InterDOC to another group of authors
using another environment, or even a single user application. We
use OMG MDA to describe InterDOCs concepts and to show that
it is platform-independent.