Collaborative Ad-Hoc Information Sharing in Cross-Media Information Environments

  • Beat Signer
  • Alexandre de Spindler
  • Moira C. Norrie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5870)


Due to the ever increasing number of different digital media types that we use in our daily work, it is no longer sufficient to manage them in an isolated way but desirable to define associations across the media boundaries. While cross-media information systems allow different forms of media objects to be linked, there is often a lack of support for the flexible authoring and sharing of these links. We present a solution for exchanging cross-media link information in an ad-hoc way among communities of users based on a notion of a cooperative cross-media link server. We describe how the system has been implemented based on an existing cross-media link server (iServer) and peer-to-peer technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beat Signer
    • 1
  • Alexandre de Spindler
    • 2
  • Moira C. Norrie
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Institute for Information SystemsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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