Supporting Dynamic Ad hoc Collaboration Capabilities

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Modern HENP experiments such as CMS and Atlas involve as many as 2000 collaborators around the world. Collaborations this large will be unable to meet often enough to support working closely together. Many of the tools currently available for collaboration focus on heavy-weight applications such as videoconferencing tools. While these are important, there is a more basic need for tools that support connecting physicists to work together on an ad hoc or continuous basis. Tools that support the day-to-day connectivity and underlying needs of a group of collaborators are important for providing light-weight, non-intrusive, and flexible ways to work collaboratively. ... continued below

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Agarwal, Deborah A. & Berket, Karlo July 14, 2003.

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Modern HENP experiments such as CMS and Atlas involve as many as 2000 collaborators around the world. Collaborations this large will be unable to meet often enough to support working closely together. Many of the tools currently available for collaboration focus on heavy-weight applications such as videoconferencing tools. While these are important, there is a more basic need for tools that support connecting physicists to work together on an ad hoc or continuous basis. Tools that support the day-to-day connectivity and underlying needs of a group of collaborators are important for providing light-weight, non-intrusive, and flexible ways to work collaboratively. Some example tools include messaging, file-sharing, and shared plot viewers. An important component of the environment is a scalable underlying communication framework. In this paper we will describe our current progress on building a dynamic and ad hoc collaboration environment and our vision for its evolution into a HENP collaboration environment.

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  • 2003 Conference for Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, La Jolla, CA (US), 03/24/2003--03/28/2003

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  • Report No.: LBNL--53355
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 823214
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Agarwal, Deborah A. & Berket, Karlo. Supporting Dynamic Ad hoc Collaboration Capabilities, article, July 14, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc783621/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.