Collaboration transparency in the DISCIPLE framework

Wen Li, Weicong Wang, Ivan Marsic

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

14 Scopus citations


Sharing single-user software applications is a major goal of synchronous groupware particularly because the majority of applications continues to be developed for single users. We present a mechanism for sharing collaboration-transparent single-user applications in our DISCIPLE collaboration framework. DISCIPLE is the equivalent of a Web browser that allows sharing applets (Java components, both transparent and aware of collaboration). It allows users with no programming background to quickly assemble arbitrary collaborative applications. Even though the presented solutions are specific to Java, many apply to other platforms as well. We introduce a novel concept of resource servers to solve the problem of resource access in collaboration-transparent applications. We also discuss the limitations of the framework in particular and of sharing collaboration-transparent applications in general. The framework has been implemented and tested on a variety of applications. Preliminary experimental results are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1999
EventGROUP'99 - International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 17 1999


OtherGROUP'99 - International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Collaboration transparency in the DISCIPLE framework'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this