Scaffolding knowledge sharing and decision support in distributed web-based systems: A socio-technical perspective

J. Ure, A. D L Lloyd, R. J. Pooley, R. G. Dewar

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Abstract

The competitiveness of distributed organizations is critically linked to their ability to make sense of distributed knowledge and integrate it rapidly into the decision-making process. This underpins the ability to develop new opportunities to respond to emerging problems, and to avoid recurring ones. In this context, the authors discuss the concerns of managers across different supply chain sectors as they move from a focus on the inter-operability of technical and business processes, to a focus on "semantic inter-operability". They outline a proposal for a web-based interface tool to scaffold knowledge sharing across distributed communities, building on the potential to make the social architecture of "soft" processes more tangible across distributed groups. This is identified as part of a trend towards building technology around the social processes that mediate knowledge sharing, generation and implementation, in open systems such as grid-based web-services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering Research and Application, Enhanced Interoperable Systems
EditorsJ. Cha, R. Jardim-Goncalves, A. Steiger-Garcao
Pages1075-1082
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineers: Research and Applications, Enhanced Interporable Systems - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jul 200330 Jul 2003

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineers: Research and Applications, Enhanced Interporable Systems
CountryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period26/07/0330/07/03

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    Ure, J., Lloyd, A. D. L., Pooley, R. J., & Dewar, R. G. (2003). Scaffolding knowledge sharing and decision support in distributed web-based systems: A socio-technical perspective. In J. Cha, R. Jardim-Goncalves, & A. Steiger-Garcao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering Research and Application, Enhanced Interoperable Systems (pp. 1075-1082)