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Title: Groupware and the simulation consultant
Authors: Taylor, SJE
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Orlando, December 2000. 1: 83-89
Abstract: The paper recognises that good communication and interaction are key factors to the success of a simulation project and suggests that groupware technology can increase the chances of success. To underline this, the paper reviews the process of simulation to illustrate the amount of communication and interaction that must take place during a simulation project. The paper then discusses computer supported cooperative work and groupware, a research field and information technology that has successfully supported communication and interaction in other industries. To illustrate how groupware may by used by the simulation consultant, net-conferencing, exemplified by Microsoft's NetMeeting, is presented. The paper ends with some observations on the future of these applications in simulation modelling.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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