Project : ecoo
Section: Overall Objectives
Keywords : cooperation , coordination , collaboration , data consistency , data replication , transaction , workflow , synchronization , context based awareness , cooperative editing , distributed team , virtual enterprise , web service .
The ECOO project is interested in the development of services for hosting distributed teams and virtual enterprises on Internet. Related services include data sharing, communication, task management and group awareness services.
The ECOO approach is characterized by its focus on coordination, a crucial problem due to the lost of natural awareness resulting from distribution in space and time.
Difficult research problems related to this problematic and considered by ECOO are :
consistency maintenance of semantically linked data (modified in a multi-synchronous context)
consistency maintenance of replications of the same data (modified in a multi-synchronous context)
context based capture and visualization of a large set of data for awareness purpose.
Privileged applications in our target are creative cooperative applications like co-conception, co-engineering, cooperative editing ..., in various domains like Software Engineering, e-learning, Architecture-Engineering-Construction.