Big Data

Asynchronous Collaborative Visualization on a Stick

Date Added: Aug 2009
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This paper reports some initial results from the construction of an extensible visualization-oriented personal information manager that functions as well as an asynchronous collaborative visualization system. To the author's knowledge, this is not only the first software of its kind, but it is an easily assembled and may be extended out of readily available open-source components. Asynchrony is essential to group process. Asynchronous collaboration takes place at different times because collaborators neither require interactive coordination nor real-time notification of updates to shared artifacts.