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Supporting Manufacturing Process Analysis and Trouble Shooting with ACTS

Published

Author(s)

Michelle P. Steves, Wo L. Chang, Amy Knutilla

Abstract

This paper presents a prototype tool called ACTS (Annotation Collaboration Tool via SMIL), which was designed to meet the user requirements of a distributed, collaborative team performing remote analysis of robotic welds. ACTS is a web-based collaboration tool, based on open standards such as the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standard web content technology Synchronized Multimedia Integrated Language (SMIL) to provide a framework of temporal and spatial synchronization for multimedia data streams. An annotation facility provides for asynchronous collaboration among colleagues. ACTS is based on the success of NIST?s S2M2 Java applet-based SMIL player, along with some extensions to the SMIL 1.0 specification. Future work is also discussed.

Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Workshop on Enabling Technologies Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE)
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

annotation, CSCW, groupware, SMIL

Citation

Steves, M. , Chang, W. and Knutilla, A. (1999), Supporting Manufacturing Process Analysis and Trouble Shooting with ACTS, Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Workshop on Enabling Technologies Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE), , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821526 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created May 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021