Towards Automatic Process-aware Coordination in Collaborative Software Engineering

Grambow, Gregor and Oberhauser, Roy and Reichert, Manfred (2011) Towards Automatic Process-aware Coordination in Collaborative Software Engineering. In: 6th Int'l Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT'11), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville Spain.

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The dynamic nature and high degree of collaboration and communication inherent in software development projects raises various challenges for the automated coordination of tasks in software engineering environments (SEEs). To address these challenges and to enable automated coordination, adaptive process-aware SEEs are required that enhance process quality while not encumbering software development. This paper describes a synergistic approach that extends a process-aware information system with contextual awareness and integrates this in a SEE. Abstract processes and the actually executed workflows are automatically and contextually associated. In particular, intrinsic and extrinsic process activities are considered and a context-based reasoning process is used to automatically derive possible (artifact) activity relations and consequences. Thus, necessary follow-up activities can be automatically governed. Our results show support for improved team coordination, greater situational awareness for developers, and process guidance as well as process navigability for collaborating software engineers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer-supported cooperative work; process-centered software engineering environments; process-aware information systems; context-awareness; semantic web applications
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 16:36
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2013 22:42

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