FCVW: Experiments in Groupware

FCVW: Experiments in Groupware

Ivan Tomek (Acadia University, Canada) and Elhadi Shakshuki (Acadia University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/jmcmc.2009010103


Pervasiveness of Internet and increasing geographical dispersal of work teams result in continuously growing importance of groupware - software that supports collaboration within groups. Numerous applications have been developed to address collaboration needs and many are widely used but don’t fully satisfy work team requirements and the Internet potential. This paper surveys several groupware products and describes FCVW (Federated Collaborative Virtual Workspace), an experimental project designed to explore certain groupware aspects that are not sufficiently addressed by existing products.

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