Working practices are evolving from the traditional proximity or geographical collocation paradigm to a virtual collocation paradigm where professionals work together whatever their geographical location. In this context, e-professionals use a collaborative working environment which provides the capabilities to share information and exchange views in order to reach a common understanding. Such a level of common understanding enables an effective and efficient collaboration among different expertises.

The concept is derived from the concept of virtual workspaces and is related to the concept of ework: it extends the traditional concept of the professional to include any type of knowledge worker who intensively uses information and communications technology (ICT) environments and tools in their working practices.

Wikipedia - Collaborative Working Environments


  • Collaborative Working Environments
  • Semantic based Content and Document Management Systems
  • Organizational knowledge formalization and preservation
  • Organisational mobility support
  • Knowledge worker support systems
  • Context-aware pro-active service aggregation, adaptation and provision systems
  • Relevance-based context representation models
  • Context-coupling autonomic service adaptation