Seminar Course on
Groupware and Workflow Systems
Topic: Computer Supported Collaborative Work
Course Number: CSCI 4342-001 and CSCI 5342-001
Semester: Fall, 2008
Time: Tues/Thur, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Clarence (Skip) Ellis
Office - ECOT 747
Phone - 303-492-5984 (with answering machine)
Email - Skip@colorado.edu
Fax - 303-492-2844
Office hours – Tues/Thurs, 3:30 4:30
Groupware reflects a change in emphasis from using the computer to solve problems to using the computer to facilitate human interaction. This course will explore the groupware domain via lectures, discussions, projects, and exercises. Within this domain, the sub-domain of Process-Aware Information Systems and Workflow Technology will be covered in detail. The first half of the course will introduce the various theories, concepts and technology of groupware via lectures, discussions, and exercises. The second portion of the course will require each student to do a research project or paper within the groupware domain.
Basic knowledge of computer systems and software. Interest and ability to read the literature, and explore interdisciplinary research.
“Process-Aware Information Systems: Bridging People and Software through Process Technology.” by Dumas, Aalst, and Hofstede
Dr. Clarence (Skip) Ellis has worked in the area of process systems and computer-supported cooperative work over the past 30 years. He has pioneered many of the concepts, models, journals, and products in this and related fields. He has worked as a computer scientist and engineer at MCC, Xerox PARC, Bell Labs, IBM, and Los Alamos Scientific Labs. His academic experience includes teaching at MIT, the University of Texas, Stanford University, Johannes Kepler Institute in Austria, and Chiaotung University in Taiwan.