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WP4 - Mediation Services

WP4 addresses the issue of mediation services development and it aims at providing CoPs with advanced communication and collaboration services that are able to enhance individual and organizational learning. The main WP4 objectives are:
  • Regulation and facilitation of the interactions held among CoPs members through appropriately structured argumentative discourses, so as to provide CoPs with the means to accomplish a common understanding;
  • Keeping track of the CoPs members interactions (involving actors and learning resources), thus providing awareness services;
  • Exploitation of the individual and organizational tacit knowledge, and development of context specific knowledge and meta-cognition in CoPs.
WP4 will develop web-based tools supporting argumentative collaboration towards learning, as well as monitoring and awareness of collaboration.
Documents & deliverables
  • D.MED.01 - Prototype of the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learning - Produced  in July 2006

Summary: This deliverable describes the prototype version of CoPe_it!, a web-based tool that supports argumentative collaboration towards learning. The prototype is in a demonstrable form, and can be used and tested through the web ( This deliverable presents the rationality behind its development, its generic features and functionalities, its technical specifications, and its deliberate limitations. Furthermore, it comprises a brief discussion on related approaches and an outline of issues to be considered for the forthcoming evolution of CoPe_it! within the context of Palette. 

  • D.MED.05 - Functional Specifications of Argumentative Collaboration Services - Produced in January 2007
Summary: This document defines the functional specifications of the argumentative collaboration services to be developed within the framework of the IST project Palette. More specifically, it justifies the need for providing such services to communities and it describes the functionality of the specified services from a user's perspective. 
  • D.MED.03 - First version of the e-Logbook tool supporting exchange of atrefacts at both community and technical level - Produced in June 2007
Summary: This document presents the first version of the e-Logbook tool by introducing its features and functions, which are intended to support communication and collaboration. the e-Logbook tool is accessible online at
  • D.MED.02 - First operational version of the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learning - Produced  in July 2007
Summary: This document presents the functionality of the tool, the basic concepts behind it, as well as the various views and projections available for the visualization of the argumentative process.CoPe_it! is available on the web, at
  • D.MED.09 - Technical specifications of collaboration support and tools as web services- Produced in December 2007
Summary: This document presents the technical specifications of the services that will be published by the two tools being developed in the context of WP4, namely CoPe_it! and e-Logbook. The intended audience of this document are designers  and developers of the PALETTE project. The document informs them on wich collaboration services will be available and how they can use them into their tools.
  •  D.MED.06 - Second operational version of CoPe_it!  - Produced in February 2008
Summary: This document reports on the second operational version of CoPe_it! (v.2.2, release: February 28, 2008). It should be read as a continuation of the deliverable D.MED.02. More specifically, this document focuses on the new functionality added in the tool’s second operational version, while it also indicates amendments done towards improving the functionality of its first operational version (such amendments took into account the work carried out in the context of WP1 and WP4). In addition, the document gives two illustrative examples of the tool’s use and outlines future development plans.
  •  D.MED.07 - Second version of the e-Logbook - Produced in March 2008
Summary: The purpose of this deliverable is to present the second version of the e-Logbook tool by introducing its features and functions, especially the implemented awareness functions, the email-based interface of e-Logbook, and the interoperability of e-Logbook with Web applications. The e-Logbook tool is accessible online at .
WP4 Meeting at Crete, Greece (October 2006)
WP4 Developers Meeting, Patras, Greece (February 2007)