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Flexible Collaboration Transparency

Begole, James "Bo" and Shaffer, Clifford A (1998) Flexible Collaboration Transparency. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-98-11, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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This paper presents two distinct contributions: First, we present a critique of collaboration transparency as it is currently implemented in contrast to collaboration-aware implementations. We find conventional collaboration-transparency systems lacking in terms of efficient use of network resources and support for key groupware principles: concurrent work, relaxed WYSIWIS, and group awareness. Second, we examine the causes of these deficiencies, and then present an alternative implementation approach based on an object-oriented replicated architecture where selected single-user interface objects are dynamically replaced by multi-user extensions. The replacement is transparent to the single-user application and its developer. As an instance of this approach, we described its incorporation into a Java-based collaboration-transparency system, called JAMM.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:490
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001
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