Transaction support for cooperative work: An overview of the TransCoop Project

Karl Aberer, Justus Klingemann, Thomas Tesch, Jürgen Wäsch, Erich Neuhold, Susan Even, Frans Faase, Peter Apers, Hannu Kaijanranta, Aarno Lehtola, Olli Pihlajamaa

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific


    Cooperative work on shared information requires different kinds of computing system support to coordinate the work of multiple users, to establish mutual awareness among users, and to ensure the consistency of user results. These issues are currently tackled separately in various loosely related areas, such as workflow systems, groupware, and advanced transactional models. In the TRANSCOOP project, we have developed a transaction model and a specification language that provide a core functionality for information sharing in cooperative systems. The core functionality includes explicit work coordination facilities, which at the same time ensure the consistency of results. The TRANSCOOP transaction model and specification language have evolved from a requirements analysis of various cooperative application scenarios. The transaction
    model has been implemented as an extension of an existing object-oriented database management system. The suitability of both the transaction model and the specification language to describe cooperative scenarios is being evaluated for a cooperative document authoring application.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventWorkshop on Extending Data Management for Cooperative Work - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 6 Jun 19976 Jun 1997


    WorkshopWorkshop on Extending Data Management for Cooperative Work


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