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Issue No. 04 - April (2007 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1541-4922
pp: 3
Haifeng Shen , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhonghua Yang , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chengzheng Sun , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Web-based applications offer many advantages?-sharing, platform agnosticism, low risk of data loss, wide accessibility, and, most important, collaboration-?that are too attractive to ignore. The "Webification" approach leverages existing desktop applications into collaborative "Webtop" applications-?Web-aware desktop applications. Collaborative Webtops combine desktops' rich functionality and responsiveness with the Web's platform agnosticism and collaborative accessibility to provide their users with revolutionary experiences. This would not only make such applications more available and usable but also preserve existing desktop applications' vast user base and their rich usage skills and experiences.
Web computing, collaborative computing, Webification, Webtops

H. Shen, Z. Yang and C. Sun, "Collaborative Web Computing: From Desktops to Webtops," in IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 8, no. , pp. 3, 2007.
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