Issue No. 03 - March (2003 vol. 36)
Pedro García López , Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta , Universidad de Murcia
<p>The Internet's ubiquity has fostered many computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) environments recently. These include instant messaging services, peer-to-peer file-sharing systems, multiuser games, and shared work-space systems.</p><p>Key factors in facilitating the advent of these environments include the use of open systems that permit system interoperability; advances in database, computer graphics, and display technology; and widespread acceptance of networking technologies and protocols. To address the deficiencies of existing tool-kits, the authors created the ANTS CSCW component framework, which proposes new solutions at the conceptual, architectural, and technological levels.</p>
A. F. Skarmeta and P. G. López, "ANTS Framework for Cooperative Work Environments," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 56-62, 2003.