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Supporting collaborative applications in a heterogeneous mobile environment

Davies, Nigel and Blair, Gordon S. and Cheverst, Keith and Friday, Adrian and , EPSRC (Funder) (1996) Supporting collaborative applications in a heterogeneous mobile environment. Computer Communications, 19 (4). pp. 346-358. ISSN 0140-3664

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    This paper describes the implementation and use of a platform designed to support collaborative multimedia applications in a mobile environment. The platform provides a programming interface compatible with emerging open systems standards and includes services for processing multimedia information. In addition, the platform provides feedback to applications and users on the state of their communications infrastructure - an important requirement in mobile environments. The services provided by the platform have been used to develop a collaborative multimedia application designed to support a specific class of mobile worker, i.e. field engineers. The design decisions taken in our implementation of both platform and application are evaluated, and our experiences are presented.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Computer Communications
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile computing ; Open distributed processing ; Co-operative work ; Adaptive applications ; Quality of service
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12978
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 18 Jun 2008 12:27
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 01:06
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