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Next Generation Environment for Collaborative Research

Collados, D. and Denis, G. and Galvez, P. and Newman, H. (2001) Next Generation Environment for Collaborative Research. In: Proceedings of CHEP 2001. Science Press , China, pp. 385-388. ISBN 1-880132-77-X.

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Collaborative environments supporting point to point and multipoint video-conferencing, document and application sharing across both local and wide area networks, video on demand (broadcast and playback) and interactive text facilities will be a crucial element for the development of the next generation of HEP experiments by geographically dispersed collaborations. The 'Virtual Room Video conferencing System' (VRVS) has been developed since 1995, in order to provide a low cost, bandwidth-efficient, extensible means for video conferencing and remote collaboration over networks within the High Energy and Nuclear Physics communities. The VRVS provides worldwide videoconferencing service and collaborative environment to the research and education communities. VRVS uses the Internet2 and ESnet high-performance networks infrastructure to deploy its Web-based system, which now includes more than 5790 registered hosts running VRVS software in more than 50 different countries. VRVS hosts an average of 100-multipoint videoconference and collaborative sessions worldwide every month. There are around 35 reflectors that manage the traffic flow, at HENP labs and universities in the US and Europe. So far, there are 7 Virtual Rooms for World Wide Conferences (involving more than one continent), and 4 Virtual Rooms each for intra-continental conferences in the US, Europe and Asia. VRVS continues to expand and implement new digital video technologies, including H.323 ITU standard integration, MPEG-2 videoconferencing integration, shared environments, and Quality of Service.

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Subject Keywords:Videoconference, Network, Shared Applications, and worldwide collaboration, H.323
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Official Citation:Collados, D., Denis, G., Galvez, P., & Newman, H. (2001). Next generation environment for collaborative research. In Chen, H.S. (Ed.). Proceedings of CHEP 2001, (p. 757). China: Science Press.
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