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Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, International Conference on (2008)
Sept. 2, 2008 to Sept. 4, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3322-3
pp: 96-101
This paper mainly discuses about the architecture of CSCW. Three mainstream architectures have been proposed. A CSCW application that built upon the hybrid architecture will be more flexible than others since two other architectures can be seen as the special cases of the hybrid architecture. However, how to select the servers among the workstations remains an open discussion. Most of the selection principals focus on the performance of the servers. And Researchers on CSCW believe that a more powerful server could transfer information among the workstations at a higher speed and would be more available. Unlike them, we mainly focus on the degree of interaction among users and propose a new selection principal that takes this consideration on the first position. We take the most effort to make sure that a group of users’ workstations that communicate more frequently than others would connect to one server so that it can make the architecture be more effective at overall.??We also discuss a method to adapt the whole architecture to heterogeneous network environments by add a router layer to assure the system messages would be translate through the network with the best speed. The new principle could reduce the probability of conflicts among the collaboration users, improve the collaboration efficiency.
CSCW, Hybrid Architecture, Heterogeneous Environment

J. Bu, Z. Zhang, J. Bo and C. Chen, "A New Collaboration Architecture for Highly Organized Work Group," Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, International Conference on(NCM), vol. 02, no. , pp. 96-101, 2008.
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