POPEYE: providing collaborative services for ad hoc and spontaneous communities

Botía Blaya, Juan A. and Demeure, Isabelle and Gianrossi, Paolo and Garcia Lopez, Pedro and Martínez Navarro, Juan Antonio and Meyer, Eike Michael and Pelliccione, Patrizio and Tastet-Cherel, Frédérique
Next generation collaborative systems will offer mobile users seamless and natural collaboration amongst a diversity of agents, within distributed, knowledge-rich and virtualized working environments. This ambitious goal faces numerous challenges from the underlying communication infrastructure to the high level application services, with the aim to provide services with the appropriate quality (such as persistence, synchronization, and security). Most currently available tools supporting collaboration address either rather traditional and rigid intra-organizational collaboration scenarios or, at the opposite, completely free and unstructured open communities interactions. Emerging dynamic, flexible and ad hoc collaboration schemes are hardly or not supported at all. The POPEYE framework offers collaborative services for applications that aim to enable spontaneous collaboration over P2P wireless ad hoc groups, where fixed infrastructure is not a prerequisite, where virtual communities can emerge spontaneously and share data with the appropriate quality of service for business applications (persistence, synchronization, security, etc.).
03 / 2009
1863-2386 (Print) 1863-2394 (Online)
Springer London
Professional Peer Environment Beyond Edge Computing
Springer London