Real-Time Online Interactive Applications on the Grid (ROIA 2008)
Through the recent advancements in network technology, graphics cards and displays, a new type of application — real-time online interactive applications (ROIAs) — has become more and more popular. Everyday life has been affected and transformed not only by the use of Web technology, but also by collaborative multimedia applications, networked computer games, cooperative scientific visualizations, networked virtual environments and real-time graphical displays. Users and organizations dislocated all over the globe are enabled to work with a variety of tools and graphical user interfaces to communicate and jointly solve problems using sophisticated graphical interfaces. The grid and its technologies are known to provide a sophisticated basis for ROIAs and collaborative work.