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AbiCollab - Rich Text Collaborative Editting

AbiCollab is a plugin for the AbiWord cross platform word processor. It allows any number of users to directly edit a shared document. It employs advanced algorithms that allows users to asynchronously edit as they wish and compensates for internet lag effects and detects and corrects collisions that may occur when users edit the same region of document within the latency of the connection.

AbiCollab is a fundamental feature of the One Laptop Per Child "Write" activity which allows children to directly and immediately collaborate on document preparation and is part of the OLPC vision of "deep collaboration" within the desktop environment.

AbiCollab has numerous other applications and provides a genuinely new feature to the otherwise mature field of Rich Text Word Processors.

The presentation will describe AbiCollab in detail and will demonstrate it's operation within the OLPC and other environment.

Project: AbiWord 


Martin Sevior

Associate Professor Martin Sevior obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Nuclear Astro-Physics from the University of Melbourne in 1984. In 1985 he worked at the TRIUMF cyclotron accelerator in Vancouver, Canada. In 1993 he returned to the University of Melbourne and is now working in the field of Experimental Particle Physics. He performs experiments with the world's highest intensity and energy particle accelerators in Japan and at CERN in Switzerland. His employs these to investigate the cause of the Universal Matter-AntiMatter asymmetry (at the KEK lab in Japan) and the origin of mass at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Both experiments probe conditions that last existed less than 1 billionth of a second after the Big Bang. He has published over 250 papers in refereed Journals and has supervised 11 Ph.D. students to completion in the field of experimental particle physics. Martin is heavily involved in the Free Software community and is a core developer of the AbiWord multi-platform word processor since 2000. (See http://www.abisource.com )

Martin Sevior

Associate Professor Martin Sevior obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Nuclear Astro-Physics from the University of Melbourne in 1984. In 1985 he worked at the TRIUMF cyclotron accelerator in Vancouver, Canada. In 1993 he returned to the University of Melbourne and is now working in the field of Experimental Particle Physics. He performs experiments with the world's highest intensity and energy particle accelerators in Japan and at CERN in Switzerland. His employs these to investigate the cause of the Universal Matter-AntiMatter asymmetry (at the KEK lab in Japan) and the origin of mass at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Both experiments probe conditions that last existed less than 1 billionth of a second after the Big Bang. He has published over 250 papers in refereed Journals and has supervised 11 Ph.D. students to completion in the field of experimental particle physics. Martin is heavily involved in the Free Software community and is a core developer of the AbiWord multi-platform word processor since 2000. (See http://www.abisource.com )

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