Smart Clients in Action


July 19, 2005


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.


Dan Fay, Greg Quinn, Patrick Hogan, and Rob Barker

Greg holds a senior developer position at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He is principal investigator of the SDSC Notebook Project and architect of the Encyclopedia of Life project. Prior to SDSC, he worked at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, developing advanced bioinformatics data presentation interfaces. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biological data analysis from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. His interests include developing advanced data presentation interfaces for biological data and data management automation.