Period: 1998 - 1999
Beskrivning: Collaboration Environments and Service Architectures for Researchers
To demonstrate new Internet technology for asynchronous and synchronous multimedia collaboration. The project will focus on the assembly and integration of state-of-the-art technology to enable a smooth transition between asynchronous and synchronous modes of cooperation, closely integrated into the normal working environments of users. CESAR will provide services such as session management for the integration of different synchronous collaboration tools, and support for multimedia publication and real-time presentation. Furthermore, CESAR will extend the currently available functionality of the WWW with new services such as notification of users' presence and activities. The project is based on previous research and development activities of the project consortium, in particular on the BSCW Shared Workspace System as developed within the CoopWWW project (in which SISU participated as one of the main partners).