The 2003 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS’03)
Sumi A. Helal
Portable computing devices have recently proliferated, offering mobile computing capability anytime and anywhere. From smart phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) running embedded operating systems, to portable computers running conventional desktop operating systems, these devices have increasingly provided communication capabilities that utilize wireless connections. With those communication capabilities firmly established, the next logical step is in the direction of greater interactions between mobile users equipped with such devices. However, conventional collaborative tools are ill suited for the demands of portable computers and mobile networks, especially in situations in which no fixed-network infrastructure is present. A collaborative environment that takes into consideration the ad-hoc nature of the wireless network is needed. In this short tutorial, we discuss mobile and ad-hoc collaboration research and state of technology.
Business professionals, Collaboration Enterprise and tools developers and users, and scientists and engineers who wish to use state of the art wireless technology in collaborative systems.
Basic science and engineering, programming and/or business management experience.
METHOD OF PRESENTATION:
Power Point using LCD projector. Tutorial notes will be made available.
Sumi A. Helal is an Associate Professor at the Computer and
Information Science and Engineering Department (CISE) at the