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14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1994)
Pozman, Poland
June 21, 1994 to June 24, 1994
ISBN: 0-8186-5840-1
pp: 320-325
L. Kovacs , Comput. & Autom. Inst., Hungarian Acad. of Sci., Budapest, Hungary
A unified computational model called GroupSPACE is presented for groupware applications of repetitive collaborative tasks in computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). GroupSPACE is a generalisation of the concept of workspace. It is inherently a distributed multimedia environment that provides specialised elementary composition and synchronisation operations on multimedia objects placed into this shared-space environment. Different views (viewpoints) of media objects and their relations are defined. According to their viewpoints, human users of GroupSPACE interact via direct manipulation on multimedia objects of GroupSPACE. The means by which different media objects are related, the control within GroupSPACE, is described by objects that can also be manipulated directly because the architecture of GroupSPACE is based on the paradigm of computational reflection.<>
groupware, multimedia systems, synchronisation, distributed processing

L. Kovacs, "The GroupSPACE concept," 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems(ICDCS), Pozman, Poland, 1994, pp. 320-325.
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