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1 ConferenceXP: Overview and Updates Fred Videon University of Washington, Computer Science & Engineering

2 Outline What is ConferenceXP Brief history Existing Deployments Transition to Open Source Downloads and Contacts

3 ConferenceXP Platform for real-time collaboration High quality, low latency multipoint conferencing Targeted for standard PC and high quality network Works with commodity cameras and audio equipment Built-in collaboration tools including presentation, whiteboard, screen sharing, video playback, chat

4 ConferenceXP Services Services included: – Venue Service: Virtual meeting spaces – Archive Service: Conference archive & playback – Reflector Service: Unicast/Multicast bridge – Diagnostic Service: Collect and report loss rates and other statistics Hosted Services vs. Site Local Services

5 A Brief History of ConferenceXP 2001: Project began at Microsoft Research 2003: First successful deployments for distance learning 2007: UW Center for Collaborative Technologies – 3 yr. funded project to advance the platform : Transition to Open Source community supported project

6 Notable Deployments Distance Education – University of Washington – Australia: N. Territory Education Dept. – Univ. Carlos III de Madrid – Many others Internet2 Performing Arts Community Telemedicine: Univ. de Puerto Rico and others

7 Oct 30, 2008IIIT Bangalore

8 Open Sourcing ConferenceXP Work in progress – but significant progress OuterCurve Foundation Univ. of Washington remains main point of contact License to change from MSR shared source to Apache 2.0 We hope to announce in coming weeks Help us build an active community!

9 ConferenceXP Downloads Binary: – Source:

10 Resources & Contacts CCT Website/Wiki Announcements List Contacts: cct.cs.washington.edu


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