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"JETS - Java Enabled Telecollaboration System"

Shervin Shirmohammadi
MCRLab, University of Ottawa

Abstract: Real-time collaboration systems, in which participants share multimedia documents and applications in real time, have been a subject of interest for many years. Recent advancements in the Internet technology such as the emergence of Java-enabled browsers, VRML, ActiveX, LiveConnect, and similar technologies have provided users with access to dynamic multimedia content and applications on the World Wide Web. Among these technologies, Java applets seem to have introduced the most exciting notion: platform-independent applications provided by the network. Using a web-browser, users can now run applications dynamically off the network. From a network-centric-computing point of view, the next logical step towards collaborative environments would to be the real-time sharing of these applications. In order to achieve that, we have designed JETS: a generic, multi-user/collaborative system which enables the real-time sharing of Java applets through the Internet.

Speaker's Biography: Shervin Shirmohammadi received his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc in the Eletrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Ottawa in 1995 an 1996, respectively . His Masters work, conducted at the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab), focused on Multiuser Internet Tools and Applications for TeleCollaboration and Distance Learning. Amongst many academic awards, Shervin has received the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Gold Medal and the University of Ottawa Gold Medal. Shervin is one of the newest Ph.D. candidates at the MCRLab, conducting research under financial assistance of both the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence (TL-NCE).

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