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The Message Bus: A Platform for Component-based Conferencing Applications

Jörg Ott, Dirk Kutscher and Colin Perkins

Proceedings of the CSCW2000 workshop on Component-based Groupware, Philadelphia, PA, USA, December 2000.

We present the Message Bus (Mbus), a lightweight, message oriented, infrastructure for ad-hoc composition of heterogeneous components. In this paper we describe the general Mbus architecture, the Mbus transport specification and higher-level services. It is shown how the Mbus fits into the multiparty multimedia conferencing architecture and can be used for decomposing conferencing applications.

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