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Collaboration support by co-ownership of documents


The concept of co-ownership well-known from real-life collaboration is a valuable means to support work with documents in groupware systems. In this paper, we present an approach leading to the practical appliance of co-ownership in a groupware system and show how this concept can be used to foster collaboration. Our efforts are supported by a review of related systems and concepts as well as a requirements analysis based on scenarios.


Prilla, Michael; Ritterskamp, Carsten (2006): Collaboration support by co-ownership of documents. COOP 2006: Cooperative Systems Design - Seamless Integration of Artifacts and Conversations - Enhanced Concepts of Infrastructure for Communication. IOS Press. ISBN: 978-1-58603-604-1. pp. 255-269. Carry-le-Rouet, France. 9-12 May 2006