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Title: Implementing collaboration moderator service to support various phases of virtual organisations
Authors: Harding, Jennifer A.
Swarnkar, Rahul
Keywords: Collaborations
Virtual enterprises
Virtual organisations
Knowledge management support for collaborations
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: HARDING, J.A. and SWARNKAR, R., 2013. Implementing collaboration moderator service to support various phases of virtual organisations. International Journal of Production Research, 51 (23-24), pp. 7372 - 7387.
Abstract: Research into moderators, which support collaborative teams by proactively making team members aware of actions or potential problems which may affect them, began in the 1990s, in the context of supporting collaborations during concurrent engineering projects. This paper provides a background to the evolution of moderators and explores their role in supporting virtual organisations. A collaboration moderator (CM) is an evolution of earlier moderators and is capable of behaving differently for different types of users and therefore caters for the varying requirements of individual users depending on the roles they have in the collaborations. This paper describes the architecture and components of a CM from an implementation perspective. Prototype CMs have been developed during the EU-funded SYNERGY project, and two use cases for which the prototype CMs were implemented as a service (a Pre-Creation use case and an Operational use case) are also discussed in this paper.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Production Research on Oct 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00207543.2013.849824
Sponsor: The authors thank the funders and researchers from the SYNERGY – Supporting highly adaptive Network Enterprise collaboration through semantically enabled knowledge services. 7th Framework Prog – Grant Agreement no: 216089, for their support in this research.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.849824
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17025
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.849824
ISSN: 0020-7543
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