Flexible Communication Support for CSCW Applications
H. Miranda and L. Rodrigues
Selected sections of this report were published in the proceedings of
the 5th Internation Workshop on Groupware, Cacún, México, September
Modern computer-supported cooperative work applications (CSCW)
supporting same-time/different-place interaction are required to
open several communication channels. Each of these channels has its
own Quality of Service (QoS) and is implemented by a specific
protocol stack. Typically, these channels need to be synchronized
but inter-stack dependencies are hard to express with current
communication architectures. The paper proposes a novel approach to
the development of communication software supporting a style of
micro-protocol composition that satisfies the requirements imposed
by CSCW applications.
Also available extended report (gzip postscript), (pdf).