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The Cooperative-Web - A Reference Implementation: IBM OpusUna

IBM's David Boloker & Dan Gisolfi to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, Oct. 20-22, in San Jose, CA

Web applications are accessible on smart phone, TV, desktop, your home office or in your conference room. They have become common decision aids for our personal and business meetings. Situational Applications provide rich information and data visualization aids for decision-oriented meetings. The Cooperative Web reflects those situational applications that provide mediated collaboration as well as real-time streaming high-definition video.

IBM OpusUna is a reference implementation of the Cooperative Web. It replicates the power of face-to-face communications by injecting the full range of human sensors (sight, sound, touch) into live web meetings. Meeting participants can augment their web meetings or Telepresence sessions with shared manipulation of situational applications. Colleagues and friends can now work together using the web without sacrificing the human sensory experience of face-to-face communications.

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Speaker Bios: David Boloker is a distinguished engineer and chief technical officer for emerging Internet technologies in the IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of chief technical officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. He is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development in the Internet space.

Dan Gisolfi is a Technology Strategist at IBM. As a proven high-energy technical leader with diverse lab and worldwide field experience, Gisolfi is highly regarded for his ability to match emerging technologies against customer business needs and how to be an intensely productive internal advocate for customers. He is currently focusing his efforts on the incubation of semantic mashups, cooperative web and data intensive distributed applications. In his spare time he is an award wining winemaker and Joomla Webmaster for a number of non-profit organizations.

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