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GAwI: A Comprehensive Workspace Awareness Library for Collaborative Web Applications

Type

Conference Paper

Year

2013

Authors

heinrich

Franz Josef Grüneberger

Franz Josef Grüneberger

Thomas Springer

Thomas Springer

hauer

gaedke

Event

13th International Conference on Web Engineering

Location

Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering

ISBN/ISSN

978-3-642-39199-6

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Abstract

In the light of the Web 2.0 movement, the rise of collaborative web applications like Google Docs lead to an enormous end-user adoption largely due to their advanced multi-user capabilities (i.e. document synchronization in real-time and sophisticated workspace awareness support). Nevertheless, the development of collaborative web applications, in particular, the implementation of workspace awareness widgets such as telepointers, radar views, etc., is costly since there are no comprehensive libraries promoting widget reuse. Therefore, we introduce the enhanced Generic Awareness Infrastructure (GAwI) allowing for an efficient development of collaborative web applications. Efficiency is fostered through GAwI"s reusable set of widgets and its non-invasive integration. In this paper, we expose GAwI"s enhanced widget set, verify GAwI"s comprehensiveness in terms of workspace awareness and demo the GAwI integration and GAwI widgets in two widespread open-source editors.

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Matthias Heinrich, Franz Josef Grüneberger, Thomas Springer, Philipp Hauer, Martin Gaedke: GAwI: A Comprehensive Workspace Awareness Library for Collaborative Web Applications; Pages 482-485; Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering

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Web Engineering




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