The order of complexity in carrying out collaborative research at multiple campuses poses a challenge to standard knowledge management systems. In this paper, we present a collaboration framework in which computer science students work in partnership with computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists on an emerging field of research, quantum information science. We first develop a few heuristic criteria to determine the rationale that makes project a successful one. We then demonstrate that our knowledge management systems produce publishable results and grant proposals within our framework.
free text keywords: asynchronous learning network, Information technology, science education, Collaboration, P87-96, interdisciplinary curriculum, T58.5-58.64, Communication. Mass media, Case study, quantum information science