Drag & Share: A Shared Workspace for Distributed Synchronous Collaboration

  • Félix Albertos Marco
  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
  • José A. Gallud
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In this paper we present a new web application (Drag&Share) to share resources among different computers using the distributed user interfaces paradigm to easily share information for synchronous collaboration. It provides a shared workspace as an extension for the local system into the network, allowing users to communicate and to share documents in real time. The application works in an internet browser, without any plug-in. It does not need to be installed on the user’s system, and it is platform independent.


Shared workspace Synchronous, collaboration HTML5 Websockets Distributed user interface Real time 



This research has been partially supported by the Spanish CDTI research project CENIT-2008-1019, the CICYT TIN2008-06596-C02-0 project and the regional projects with reference PPII10-0300-4174 and PII2C09-0185-1030.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix Albertos Marco
    • 1
  • Víctor M. R. Penichet
    • 1
  • José A. Gallud
    • 1
  1. 1.ISE Research GroupUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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