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.