Technologies of time- and Location-Independent Tele-cooperation in Interactive and Multimedia Applications

  • J. L. Encarnação
  • Stefan Noll
  • Ralph Peters


Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) introduces new technologies, meant to support people in their needs to communicate and to exchange information. CSCW group-supporting systems and applications will become more important over the next years, especially due to the increasing number of interconnected computers, ISDN, high speed networks, and networking environments. After a short introduction to CSCW, this paper will give a perspective of the state of the art of CSCW itself. This includes a description of conferencing, CSCW tools, multimedia collaboration, multimedia mail and multimedia image communication as examples for synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Also video and audio communication is focused on. Furthermore three different application fields are discussed and finally future trends for CSCW are given.


Computer Support Cooperative Work Image Communication Global Store Mister Cool Common Intermediate Format 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Encarnação
    • 1
  • Stefan Noll
    • 1
  • Ralph Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer GraphicsDarmstadt

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