Collaboration as a Service?

April 4th, 2017

Categories: Software, User Groups, Tele-Collaboration, Remote Collaboration


Renambot, L, Long, L., Brown, M.


We propose a “Scalable Amplified Group Environment” to enable large-scale human and data interaction and collaboration on High-Resolution Display Walls. To enable effective critical thinking and brainstorming sessions within the room and between distributed sites, we need new technologies that can be described as “Collaboration as a Service” (CaaS).
CaaS features include:
- On demand collaboration with dynamic resource allocation to support collaborative visualization sessions first within the room and then between several sites,
- Enabling online large scale data analysis and visual analytics,
- Support for many visualization types: local rendering (web-based) and hardware remote rendering transmitted as high-quality video streams (GPU-rendering and video compression in the cloud).




Renambot, L, Long, L., Brown, M., Collaboration as a Service?, DOE Future Online Analysis Platform (FOAP) Workshop, Washington, DC, April 4th, 2017.