Tools for Distributed Collaborative Environments: A Research Agenda

TitleTools for Distributed Collaborative Environments: A Research Agenda
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsFoster, IT, Papka, ME, Stevens, RL
Conference NameProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
Date Published01/1996
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationSyracuse, NY, USA

Argues that future computing environments will be collaboration-oriented, globally distributed and computation/information-rich. These environments will be accessed via multiple interface devices. As we move from a desktop-centric computing model to a network-centric model, new approaches in the way software and data are handled will need to be developed. In this article, we outline the requirements for enabling the technological infrastructure, describe some first steps that we have taken toward building this infrastructure, and sketch directions for future development.