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A Groupware Design for Supporting International Medical Collaboration over the Internet

  • Duminda Nishantha
  • Yukuo Hayashida
  • Takeshi Katsuki
  • Masaaki Goto
  • Koichiro Ihara
  • Jayantha Weerasinghe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3597)

Abstract

A groupware that integrates synchronous and asynchronous collaboration paradigms is developed to support international medical collaboration activities carried out among Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries in Asia. Synchronous medical collaboration activities are facilitated through high-quality image transmission and through an interactive shared-workspace. A web based asynchronous collaboration environment facilitates file uploading, editing and reviewing functions. Provisions such as multi-stream session recording, enhanced object linkage of collaboration contents, and persistent data sharing, harness the integrated collaborative environment. Adaptive M-JPEG transmission, application level multicasting and mirrored database architecture enables efficient data transmission among heterogeneous groups connected through wide range of network channels.

Keywords

Recipient Country Multicast Server Collaboration System Image Stream Shared Workspace 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duminda Nishantha
    • 1
  • Yukuo Hayashida
    • 1
  • Takeshi Katsuki
    • 2
  • Masaaki Goto
    • 2
  • Koichiro Ihara
    • 2
  • Jayantha Weerasinghe
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceSaga UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySaga UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Oral SurgeryUniversity of PeradeniyaSri Lanka

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