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Symmetry 2016, 8(8), 71; doi:10.3390/sym8080071

SCPL: A Social Cooperative Programming Language to Automate Cooperative Processes in (A)Symmetric Social Networks

Quercus Software Engineering Group, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, 10003, Spain
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Received: 7 April 2016 / Revised: 18 July 2016 / Accepted: 20 July 2016 / Published: 28 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry in Cooperative Applications)
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In recent years, the increasing use of social networks and applications—especially those used in an asymmetric way—has significantly changed the business processes in many organizations. These applications provide new cooperative ways of performing these processes by taking advantage of the interactions among users. However, the high number of these applications has led to a lack of automation in their interactions and, thus, the need of manually connecting to these networks to perform recurrent and repetitive tasks. In order to automate these operations, this paper presents SCPL, a Domain Specific Language (DSL) that enables connectivity among different social networks and applications and provides a way to automate their management. The main contribution of this paper is showing how SCPL can be used to specify collaborative tasks using symmetric and asymmetric social networks in a transparent way. View Full-Text
Keywords: cooperative processes; symmetric and asymmetric social networks; domain specific languages cooperative processes; symmetric and asymmetric social networks; domain specific languages
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Conejero, J.M.; Sánchez-Figueroa, F.; Rodríguez-Echeverría, R.; Preciado, J.C. SCPL: A Social Cooperative Programming Language to Automate Cooperative Processes in (A)Symmetric Social Networks. Symmetry 2016, 8, 71.

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