Collaborative Tools for HEP

Paper: 471
Session: P (talk)
Speaker: Bunn, Julian, CERN, Geneva
Keywords: ?

This paper describes the diverse range of software tools that are intended to
facilitate the work of groups of people. The focus is on tools that exploit the
Internet or intranets, and on those which appear to be of use in the HEP
community. A brief history of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) is
presented, and is followed by an examination of some CSCW tools that are
currently available. The use of this technology in HEP is summarised,
contrasting the HEP community's needs with those of the mass market. Some wild
predictions are then made on what HEP might expect to be using in this domain by
the year 2000.