The specification and implementation of a virtual university software system

Timothy K. Shih, Anthony Y. Chang, Yemoz Huei Chen, Jianhua Ma, Runhe Huang

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Distance Learning is one of the interesting research topics of distributed computing. This paper discusses a joint research project between the University ofAizu in Japan and Tamkang University in Taiwan. A software system supports virtual university operations is proposed. The software architecture is designed based on three criteria of virtual university operations: administration, awareness, and assessment. Specifications of each tools in the system are proposed, with some implementation details and solutions discussed. We also point out some interesting research directions in the realization ofvirtual university.

Original languageEnglish
Article number857721
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 lnternational Workshops on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1999 - Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Duration: 24 Sep 1999 → …


  • Distance learning
  • Group communication
  • Internet
  • Multimedia education
  • Video conferencing
  • Virtual university
  • WWW


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