A Framework to Manage the Complex Organisation of Collaborating: Its Application to Autonomous Systems

Peter Johnson
Rachid Hourizi
Neil Carrigan
Nick Forbes

In this paper we present an analysis of the complexities of large group collaboration and its application to develop detailed requirements for collaboration schema for Autonomous Systems (AS). These requirements flow from our development of a framework for collaboration that provides a basis for designing, supporting and managing complex collaborative systems that can be applied and tested in various real world settings. We present the concepts of "collaborative flow" and "working as one" as descriptive expressions of what good collaborative teamwork can be in such scenarios. The paper considers the application of the framework within different scenarios and discuses the utility of the framework in modelling and supporting collaboration in complex organisational structures.

In Jeremy Bryans and John Fitzgerald: Proceedings Second Workshop on Formal Aspects of Virtual Organisations (FAVO 2009), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 3rd November 2009, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 16, pp. 51–63.
Published: 29th January 2010.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.16.5 bibtex PDF

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