Mark Watson Institute Without Boundaries

Publications

OpenMessenger: Gradual Initiation of Interaction for Distributed Workgroups
Birnholtz, J., Gutwin, C., Ramos, G., Watson, M. (2008), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008), 1661-1664. <doi:10.1145/1357054.1357313>
Improving Network Efficiency in Real-Time Groupware with General Message Compression
Gutwin, C., Fedak, C., Watson, M., Dyck, J., Bell, T. (2006), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 119-128.

Research

Groupware Toolkit for C#
The GT library is a groupware toolkit with two goals: to simplify the development of real-time distributed groupware, and to improve the performance of distributed applications.
General Compression Techniques for Small, Frequent Messages
Groupware communicates by sending messages across the network, and groupware programmers use a variety of formats for these messages, such as XML, plain text, or serialized objects.