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Software that integrates work on a single project by several concurrent users at separated workstations.


(Computer Science) software that enables computers within a group or organization to work together, allowing users to exchange electronic-mail messages, access shared files and databases, use video conferencing, etc


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software enabling a group to work together on common projects, share data, and synchronize schedules, esp. through networked computers.
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Noun1.groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
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Computational social science: CSCW in the social media era.
Es el conjunto de tecnologias utilizadas en el CSCW (Trabajo en Grupo Asistido por Ordenador) y disenadas al efecto.
From this cognitive perspective, one central question in designing awareness support in CSCW tools is "what to be aware of.
Applying CSCW technology to overcome traditional barriers in group interactions, Information & Management 34(4): 209-219.
Groupware is a supporting technology for the interaction among participants of a working group and normally considered a synonym of CSCW.
Computer Supported Collaborative Work, CSCW 92, 281-288.
Creating assemblies in public environments: Social interaction, interactive exhibits and CSCW.
This tool, named VIMEE (Virtual Distributed Meeting), allows relate to CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) and DSD areas; it defines a common workspace to manage the virtual meeting, it supports the project management and the decision making in group.
Researchers in the field of CSCW (computer-supported cooperative work) have tried to improve VMC through the development of innovative video-conferencing interfaces which support more natural, easy, and efficient video-collaboration.
She is Program Committee Member of several scientific conferences in Knowledge Engineering and CSCW.
La investigacion en este campo propicio, desde los anos 80, el desarrollo del area conocida como Trabajo Colabowrativo Soportado por Computadoras (Computer-Supported Collaborative Work o CSCW por sus siglas en ingles), siendo un campo de investigacion multidisciplinario que se enfoca en el desarrollo de principios, metodos, herramientas y tecnicas para apoyar el trabajo de multiples personas en realizar tareas compartidas utilizando plataformas computacionales en red o distribuidas, investigandose tambien los efectos sicologicos, sociales, y organizacionales involucrados.
A recent study that overlaps both CSCW and CSCL and explores the use of groupware in distant mentoring is that of Hettinga's (2002) analysis of a telemedicine application in the Netherlands.