POPEYE: providing collaborative services for ad hoc and spontaneous communities

  • Juan A. Botía Blaya
  • Isabelle Demeure
  • Paolo Gianrossi
  • Pedro Garcia Lopez
  • Juan Antonio Martínez Navarro
  • Eike Michael Meyer
  • Patrizio Pelliccione
  • Frédérique Tastet-Cherel
Special Issue Paper


Next generation collaborative systems will offer mobile users seamless and natural collaboration amongst a diversity of agents, within distributed, knowledge-rich and virtualized working environments. This ambitious goal faces numerous challenges from the underlying communication infrastructure to the high level application services, with the aim to provide services with the appropriate quality (such as persistence, synchronization, and security). Most currently available tools supporting collaboration address either rather traditional and rigid intra-organizational collaboration scenarios or, at the opposite, completely free and unstructured open communities’s interactions. Emerging dynamic, flexible and ad hoc collaboration schemes are hardly or not supported at all. The POPEYE framework offers collaborative services for applications that aim to enable spontaneous collaboration over P2P wireless ad hoc groups, where fixed infrastructure is not a prerequisite, where virtual communities can emerge spontaneously and share data with the appropriate quality of service for business applications (persistence, synchronization, security, etc.).


Collaborative working environments Spontaneous communities Ad hoc networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Botía Blaya
    • 1
  • Isabelle Demeure
    • 2
  • Paolo Gianrossi
    • 3
  • Pedro Garcia Lopez
    • 4
  • Juan Antonio Martínez Navarro
    • 1
  • Eike Michael Meyer
    • 5
  • Patrizio Pelliccione
    • 6
  • Frédérique Tastet-Cherel
    • 7
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las ComunicacionesUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Institut TELECOMTELECOM ParisTechParisFrance
  3. 3.Softeco Sismat S.p.A.GenovaItaly
  4. 4.Department d’Enginyeria Informàtica i MatemàtiquesUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain
  5. 5.OFFIS, Institute for Information TechnologyOldenburgGermany
  6. 6.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  7. 7.Advanced Information Technologies DepartmentTHALES CommunicationsColombesFrance

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