Half a year ago Google announced Wave, an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. While it already provides excellent features for live collaborative editing, communication in the Wave tends to be unstructured and chaotic. We are working on a project to support the execution of business processes inside Google Wave and provide guidance to users. In particular we are looking at two use cases: publishing an online newspaper and modelling business processes in the Wave.
We are seven software engineering students at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. This project is part of our bachelor's degree and we are supervised by the Business Technology Group of Professor Weske at Hasso Plattner Institute. We are excited to work with Google Wave and in this blog we will share our experiences. During our project we will also create a number of gadgets and robots we would like to share with you to get your feedback.