Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, and Worksharing. 11th International Conference, CollaborateCom 2015, Wuhan, November 10-11, 2015, China. Proceedings

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Layered Consistency Management for Advanced Collaborative Compound Document Authoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-28910-6_25,
        author={Johannes Klein and Jean Botev and Steffen Rothkugel},
        title={Layered Consistency Management for Advanced Collaborative Compound Document Authoring},
        proceedings={Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, and Worksharing. 11th International Conference, CollaborateCom 2015, Wuhan, November 10-11, 2015, China. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2016},
        month={2},
        keywords={Compound document systems Document engineering Distributed authoring Collaboration Consistency management Conflict detection and resolution Intention preservation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-28910-6_25}
    }
    
  • Johannes Klein
    Jean Botev
    Steffen Rothkugel
    Year: 2016
    Layered Consistency Management for Advanced Collaborative Compound Document Authoring
    COLLABORATECOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28910-6_25
Johannes Klein1,*, Jean Botev1,*, Steffen Rothkugel1,*
  • 1: University of Luxembourg
*Contact email: johannes.klein@uni.lu, jean.botev@uni.lu, steffen.rothkugel@uni.lu

Abstract

In distributed collaborative document authoring environments, the preservation of a globally consistent data state is an important factor. However, synchronization conflicts are unavoidable and constitute a serious challenge. Our advanced compound document system provides the basis for a novel consistency management approach, in particular regarding autonomous conflict detection and resolution. Current techniques to achieve and maintain global consistency in distributed environments almost exclusively utilize file-based data structures, thereby limiting the accessibility to supplementary information.