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Virtual working systems to support R&D groups
Author(s): Peter M. Dew; Christine Leigh; Richard S. Drew; David Morris; Jayne Curson
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports on the progress at Leeds University to build a Virtual Science Park (VSP) to enhance the University's ability to interact with industry, grow its applied research and workplace learning activities. The VSP exploits the advances in real time collaborative computing and networking to provide an environment that meets the objectives of physically based science parks without the need for the organizations to relocate. It provides an integrated set of services (e.g. virtual consultancy, workbased learning) built around a structured person- centered information model. This model supports the integration of tools for: (a) navigating around the information space; (b) browsing information stored within the VSP database; (c) communicating through a variety of Person-to-Person collaborative tools; and (d) the ability to the information stored in the VSP including the relationships to other information that support the underlying model. The paper gives an overview of a generic virtual working system based on X.500 directory services and the World-Wide Web that can be used to support the Virtual Science Park. Finally the paper discusses some of the research issues that need to be addressed to fully realize a Virtual Science Park.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2417, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1995, (14 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206058
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Dew, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Christine Leigh, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Richard S. Drew, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
David Morris, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Jayne Curson, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2417:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1995
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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