10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

SAGE2: A New Approach for Data Intensive Collaboration Using Scalable Resolution Shared Displays

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257337,
        author={Thomas Marrinan and Jillian Aurisano and Arthur Nishimoto and Krishna Bharadwaj and Victor Mateevitsi and Luc Renambot and Lance Long and Andrew Johnson and Jason Leigh},
        title={SAGE2: A New Approach for Data Intensive Collaboration Using Scalable Resolution Shared Displays},
        proceedings={10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={large displays co-located collaboration remote collaboration window manager cloud technologies multi-user interaction computer supported cooperative work},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257337}
    }
    
  • Thomas Marrinan
    Jillian Aurisano
    Arthur Nishimoto
    Krishna Bharadwaj
    Victor Mateevitsi
    Luc Renambot
    Lance Long
    Andrew Johnson
    Jason Leigh
    Year: 2014
    SAGE2: A New Approach for Data Intensive Collaboration Using Scalable Resolution Shared Displays
    COLLABORATECOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257337
Thomas Marrinan1,*, Jillian Aurisano1, Arthur Nishimoto1, Krishna Bharadwaj1, Victor Mateevitsi1, Luc Renambot1, Lance Long1, Andrew Johnson1, Jason Leigh2
  • 1: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2: University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
*Contact email: tmarri2@uic.edu

Abstract

Current web-based collaboration systems, such as Google Hangouts, WebEx, and Skype, primarily enable single users to work with remote collaborators through video conferencing and desktop mirroring. The original SAGE software, developed in 2004 and adopted at over one hundred international sites, was designed to enable groups to work in front of large shared displays in order to solve problems that required juxtaposing large volumes of information in ultra high-resolution. We have developed SAGE2, as a complete redesign and implementation of SAGE, using cloud-based and web browser technologies in order to enhance data intensive co- located and remote collaboration. This paper provides an overview of SAGE2’s infrastructure, the technical design challenges, and the afforded benefits to data intensive collaboration. Lastly, we provide insight on how future collaborative applications can be developed to support large displays and demonstrate the power and flexibility that SAGE2 offers in collaborative scenarios through a series of use cases.