Middleware Support for Multimedia Collaborative Applications over the Web: A Case Study

  • M. Pinto
  • M. Amor
  • L. Fuentes
  • J. M. Troya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1718)


Software composition and frameworks are currently important technologies for multimedia services development, especially on the Web. These technologies can be successfully applied to multimedia collaborative services achieving the derivation of new services with shorter development time. In this paper we present the collaborative aspects of MultiTEL, a compositional framework for developing distributed multimedia applications over the Web, implemented using Java/RMI. MultiTEL is based on a new compositional model, which separate computation and communication aspects in different entities, components and connectors. MultiTEL also includes a middleware platform that supports local resource management, allowing the plug&play of multimedia device components. Currently, our goal is to extend MultiTEL with collaborative issues allowing the development of cooperative services, like application sharing, blackboard, etc. We will address the main collaborative application features of MultiTEL through a case study.


Compositional Model Multimedia Service Remote Event Native Code Collaborative Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Pinto
    • 1
  • M. Amor
    • 1
  • L. Fuentes
    • 1
  • J. M. Troya
    • 1
  1. 1.Depto. de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la ComputaciónUniversidad de Málaga. ETSI InformáticaMálagaSpain

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