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TOOLS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTIUSER USER INTERFACES
A variety of tools can
ease the difficult task of implementing multiuser user interfaces.
In this paper,
we identify them,
classify them into different categories,
motivate and describe the main concepts behind their design,
point out the similarities and differences among the approaches
implemented by them,
outline the kind of multiuser interfaces they have been designed to support,
and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of supporting each of these
We provide a set of informal definitions for concepts that are common
to these tools.
We illustrate the tools by considering the implementation of an
example multiuser user-interface
using each of these tools.
We evaluate them by considering
how much automation they offer,
how flexible they are,
and how well they perform.
Wed Mar 3 12:06:07 EST 1999