C. Sifaqui and E. Meissner (Germany)
Knowledge management, CSCW,
autopoietic theory, attribute/value systems.
This paper introduces an approach towards reducing the
gap between a process-centered and a product-centered
view of work. The theoretic background is based on the
autopoietic theory and the technological approach is
based on attribute/value systems. Then a software
prototype based on this approach that supports knowledge
communities in the application area of document
management is presented. A central topic are the
cooperative features, which are included to meet the
social aspects of building common knowledge.