Supporting Mobile Collaboration with Service-Oriented Mobile Units
- Andrés NeyemAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile.
- , Sergio F. OchoaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile.
- , José A. PinoAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile.
Advances in wireless communication and mobile computing extend collaboration scenarios. A current strategy to address productive, educational and social problems is to incorporate mobile workers using computing devices into work practices. Typically, collaborative applications intended to support mobile workers involve some type of centralized data or services. This situation constrains the collaboration capabilities, particularly in ad-hoc communication scenarios. We propose an autonomous software module able to provide and consume services from others units. We call it a Service-Oriented Mobile Unit (SOMU). A SOMU has been implemented as a middleware running on laptops and PDAs. Collaborative mobile applications developed on this middleware are then able to interact among them almost in any communication scenario. Availability of this tool is particularly relevant to support mobile collaboration when there is no stable communication support or no communication at all.
KeywordsMiddleware for Mobile Groupware Service-Oriented Mobile Units Web services Platform Ad-hoc Collaboration Scenarios
- Supporting Mobile Collaboration with Service-Oriented Mobile Units
- Book Title
- Groupware: Design, Implementation, and Use
- Book Subtitle
- 12th International Workshop, CRIWG 2006, Medina del Campo, Spain, September 17-21, 2006. Proceedings
- pp 228-245
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- Series Title
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Copyright Holder
- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
- Additional Links
- Middleware for Mobile Groupware
- Service-Oriented Mobile Units
- Web services Platform
- Ad-hoc Collaboration Scenarios
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- Editor Affiliations
- 16. School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid
- 17. College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Author Affiliations
- 18. Department of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile., Blanco Encalada 2120, Santiago, Chile
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