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Spellman, Peter J., Mosier, Jane N., Deus, Lucy M. and Carlson, Jay A. (1997): Collaborative Virtual Workspace. In: Payne, Stephen C. and Prinz, Wolfgang (eds.) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 1997 November 11-19, 1997, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. pp. 197-203.

Today's collaboration tools fall primarily into two categories: "session-centric" tools, such as most desktop video teleconferencing, and "document-centric" tools, such as Lotus Notes and document management systems. Both have important strengths and several weaknesses. For example, session-centric tools support synchronous collaboration, but when the session is over, no trace of the collaboration is left; they don't support "persistence". Document centric tools may support persistence, but they poorly support real-time collaboration. Consequently, a new type of "place-based" system is being developed at MITRE and elsewhere. This paper describes the Collaborative Virtual Workspace (CVW), a MOO-based (Multi-User Dimension, Object Oriented) collaboration framework in which people interact with documents and each other in a shared virtual space, using both synchronous and asynchronous tools. Currently integrated are tools for audio and video conferencing, document management, chat, and whiteboarding. This paper describes current CVW functionality and implementation, discusses initial lessons from deployment within MITRE, and proposes a number of improvements in capability based on those lessons.

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