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OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM). Deirdre Lee Laura Dragan. What is the OASIS ICOM TC?. Chartered in March 2009
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OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM) Deirdre Lee Laura Dragan
What is the OASIS ICOM TC? • Chartered in March 2009 • Aim: To specify the normative standards for collaboration objects for a broad range of collaboration activities in an integrated and interoperable collaboration environment. • Encompass and improve on existing collaboration models.
Who are the ICOM TC • New members welcome…
A Network of Knowledge • Interconnected • Universal • All encompassing • Enable global and local collaboration • The right information for the right people at the right time
Problem with Collaboration Tools • Disjoint and incompatible collaboration tools • Technology driven tools require constant context switching to perform a single task • Inability to aggregate diverse types of collaboration data by project, task, or metadata • Proliferation of Web 2.0 content silos weakens corporate governance • Needto collaborate across organizational boundaries with external parties
Unified Collaboration Environments? • Soaring costs or technical barriers for integrating silos of repositories • Many collaboration environments are • Vendor-specific • Lack a standard model, interface, and protocol …especially in the enterprise domain
Standard Collaboration Model • Provides a complete range of collaboration activities so that customers, independent software vendors, and system integrators can build contextual collaboration environments using service components from multiple vendors.
ICOM • Objective • To define the classes, attributes, relationships, and behaviour of objects for a broad range of collaboration activities around shared-workspace teamwork, communication, content, coordination, and social networking • ICOM is workspace centric • Workspace is a durable context and place to collaborate. • Examples of contexts are projects, asynchronous meetings, and libraries
ICOM includes diverse classes of objects Teamwork • shared workspaces, discussion forums, real-time conferences, presence, etc. Communication • e-mail, instant message, telephony, RSS • Content • text and multi-media contents, contextual connections, taxonomies, folksonomies, tags, saved searches, etc.
ICOM includes diverse classes of objects s Coordination • address books, calendars, tasks, journals, etc. Social networking • articulated social networks among users, communities, groups, activities, wiki pages, blogs, recommendations, social bookmarking, etc.
Use-case 2: ICOM for integrating collaboration objects with business objects in enterprise workplace portal
ICOM Extensions • Email • Calendar • Task • Presence • Conference • User Profile • Community Membership • Address Book • Content • Forum • Access Control • Metadata • Tags • Are you working on a collaboration model in any of these areas???