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Architecture of a computer-mediated collaborative product development environment
Author(s): Yan Z. Chen; Ian Frame; Tom W. Maver
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a compute-mediated collaborative product development environment (COMCOPE) within the context of the construction industry, a collaborative project between Anglia Polytechnic University, the University of Strathclyde, and some industrial partners. The most prominent feature about COMCOPE lies in the particular emphasis on supporting human-human interaction across time and space through computer mediation within a distributed and networked environment. Based on a review of related research areas, traditional computer integrated construction concepts have been extended within the framework of computer supported cooperative work, which results in the COMCOPE conceptual architecture. As the core of COMCOPE architecture an interaction model has been developed to help articulate collaborative activities. Implementation issues have been addressed, and a prototype system, based on an augmented client-server model, has been outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2620, International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing, (28 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217501
Show Author Affiliations
Yan Z. Chen, Anglia Polytechnic Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Frame, Anglia Polytechnic Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tom W. Maver, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2620:
International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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