The rapid development of wireless communication and mobile devices has created a great opportunity to support mobile group coordination at a more efficient level than before. This article presents a framework for Mobile Group Support Systems (MGSS) that considers four dimensions: supporting whom, supporting what, where to support and how to support. A good MGSS design should take consideration with the characteristics of each dimension: the system should be able to support mobile users working jointly with members from multiple parties; using available and advanced mobile technology, the system should be able to support context freedom, context dependent, and ad hoc coordination under dynamic, uncertain, frequent disrupting, time and space stretched and fluid context. To meet these requirements, we discuss the issues related to three basic functions of MGSS: mobile communication, group coordination, and context awareness.
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