Using the Java Media Framework to build Adaptive Groupware Applications

Bateman, Martin, Ruddle, Alan and Allison, Colin (2001) Using the Java Media Framework to build Adaptive Groupware Applications. In: PGNet 2001, The 2nd Annual Network Symposium, 18-19 June 2001, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Realtime audio and video conferencing has not yet been satisfactorily integrated into web-based groupware environments. Conferencing tools are at best only loosely linked to other parts of a shared working environment, and this is in part due to their implications for resource allocation and management. The Java Media Framework offers a promising means of redressing this situation. This paper describes an architecture for integrating the management of video and audio conferences into the resource allocation mechanism of an existing web-based groupware framework. The issue of adaptation is discussed and a means of initialising multimedia session parameters based on predicted QoS is described.

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