DiscoTech: a plug-in toolkit to improve handling of disconnection and reconnection in real-time groupware

@inproceedings{Roy2012DiscoTechAP,
  title={DiscoTech: a plug-in toolkit to improve handling of disconnection and reconnection in real-time groupware},
  author={Banani Roy and T. C. Nicholas Graham and Carl Gutwin},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2012}
}
Disconnection and reconnection are common problems for users of synchronous groupware, but these problems are not easy for developers to handle because of the wide range of scenarios and timeframes that must be considered. We have developed a new toolkit called DiscoTech that helps programmers deal with disconnection. The toolkit is based on five design dimensions that determine how stored information can be manipulated as the system waits for an absent user to rejoin, and how information… CONTINUE READING