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Mobility support for video-mediated collaborative teamwork
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2003 (English)In: Concurrent Engineering: the vision for the future generation in research and applications : proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering : research and applications / [ed] R. Jardim-Gonçalves; Jianzhong Cha; Adolfo Steiger-Garção, Lisse: Balkema Publishers, A.A. / Taylor & Francis The Netherlands , 2003, 761-769 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The trend in computer and network architecture is towards smaller and lighter devices that are more or less constantly connected to the Internet through wireless network access technologies. For engineering and design work, this offers increased opportunities for distributed collaborative teamwork by enabling mobile team members to participate in synchronous and asynchronous information exchange processes. In this paper we investigate the emerging technologies for wireless network access and mobile computing, how mobility support can be built into the software tools used today for distributed collaborative teamwork, and the benefits it gives users. The main focus is on synchronous, real-time communication tools like multimodal teleconferencing, and the perspective is both technical and methodological. Until now text has been the primary medium for mobile collaboration and our key finding is that user mobility support for video can substantially enhance the possibilities for informal, spontaneous communication between team members. Furthermore, we argue that mobility support for the applications in question is more appropriately implemented at the application level rather than at the network level.

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Lisse: Balkema Publishers, A.A. / Taylor & Francis The Netherlands , 2003. 761-769 p.
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Functional Product Development; Computer Aided Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39671Local ID: e82d1970-6f78-11db-962b-000ea68e967bISBN: 90-5809-524-6OAI: diva2:1013187
ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering : 26/07/2003 - 30/07/2003
Godkänd; 2003; 20060923 (cira)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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