EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) blog on November 21, 2014.
How many times were we wondering how to improve group work collaboration? Of course, all of us are thinking about web-based collaboration systems such as the well-known Skype or Google Hangouts. According to the next generation data complexity, innovative collaboration systems are required to improve the cooperation among users. SAGE, an open-source middleware that allowed groups to work in front of large displays to access, display, and share the large amount of information and data, was built in 2004. Considering all the technical changes in web server and applications, eight researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago and one from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa proposed to redesign the tool, developing SAGE 2, which perfectly fits the original SAGE but is made to expand the community.
To read the EAI blog post, see: http://blog.eai.eu/sage2-the-next-generation-of-collaborative-srsd-middleware/