Smart clients are easily deployed, managed client applications that provide an adaptive, responsive, and rich interactive experience by using local resources and intelligently connecting to distributed data sources. This session of the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit reveals how smart clients can change how users interact and manipulate data by using web services. This session describes the Collaboration Notebook Project and the NASA World Wind application.
The Collaboration Notebook application is being developed by the Desktop and Mobile Data Management/Visualization Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to assist researchers and knowledge workers manage the large amounts of data they need to handle on a daily basis. The application is a development framework that provides third-party developers with resources and APIs to create powerful data manipulation applications. This session provides an overview of the Collaboration Notebook’s functionality and describes how it can be used to develop Smart Client-type applications.