Electronic Glassboard – Conception and Implementation of an Interactive Tele-presence Application

  • Peter Thies
  • Benjamin Koehne
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5613)


This work presents a conception of a novel tele-presence system with an integrated interactive component. Previous solutions in this research area mainly focus on communication and do not offer sufficient, intuitive cooperation support for distributed meeting members. The Electronic Glassboard fills this gap by integrating the video display and drawing area. This allows for cooperative sketching without losing direct eye-contact with the cooperation partner.


tele-presence CSCW EMS electronic meeting support transparency sketching distributed conferencing videoconferencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Thies
    • 1
  • Benjamin Koehne
    • 2
  1. 1.Stuttgart Media UniversityGermany
  2. 2.University of California at IrvineUSA

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