Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology

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  • Copyright: 2001-06-12
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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This book is in memory of Laurence Rosenberg of the National Science Foundation for his work in Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology. This book explores the global revolution in human interconnectedness. It will discuss various collaborative

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Theoretical Approaches to Coordination and Collaborationp. 5
The Interdisciplinary Study of Coordinationp. 7
Communication and Collaboration in Distributed Cognitionp. 51
Coordination as Distributed Searchp. 67
Strategic Negotiation in Multiagent Environmentsp. 93
Two Design Principles for Collaboration Technology: Examples of Semiformal Systems and Radical Tailorabilityp. 125
On Economies of Scope in Communicationp. 161
Knowledge, Discovery, and Growthp. 193
Collaboration Technology for Specific Domainsp. 261
Infrastructure and Applications for Collaborative Software Engineeringp. 263
Cooperative Support for Distributed Supervisory Controlp. 311
Trellis: A Formally Defined Hypertextual Basis for Integrating Task and Informationp. 341
Problems of Decentralized Control: Using Randomized Coordination to Deal With Uncertainty and Avoid Conflictsp. 369
The Architecture and Implementation of a Distributed Hypermedia Storage Systemp. 391
Studies of Collaborationp. 409
Communication and Coordination in Reactive Robotic Teamsp. 411
Seeding, Evolutionary Growth, and Reseeding: The Incremental Development of Collaborative Design Environmentsp. 447
Distributed Group Support Systems: Theory Development and Experimentationp. 473
Transforming Coordination: The Promise and Problems of Information Technology in Coordinationp. 507
Computer Support for Distributed Collaborative Writing: A Coordination Science Perspectivep. 535
Technology Support for Collaborative Workgroupsp. 559
Organizational Modelingp. 585
Central Coordination of Decentralized Information in Large Chains and Franchisesp. 587
Organizational Performance, Coordination, and Cognitionp. 595
Computational Enterprise Models: Toward Analysis Tools for Designing Organizationsp. 623
Extending Coordination Theory to Deal With Goal Conflictsp. 651
Modeling Team Coordination and Decisions in a Distributed Dynamic Environmentp. 673
Collaboratoriesp. 711
Social Theoretical Issues in the Design of Collaboratories: Customized Software for Community Support Versus Large-Scale Infrastructurep. 713
A Path to Concept-Based Information Access: From National Collaboratories to Digital Librariesp. 739
Technology to Support Distributed Team Science: The First Phase of the Upper Atmospheric Research Collaboratory (UARC)p. 761
Author Indexp. 785
Subject Indexp. 801
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