This paper presents a TINA-based services platform for deploying and provisioning of services, especially services supporting dynamic communication processes between individuals, such as required for distributed teamwork. The paper gives an overview of the platform architecture, and discusses two topics in more detail: (1) the Distributed Software Component (DSC) framework, which considerably facilitates the development of components from which the platform is built, and (2) some specific components of the platform, which play a crucial role in service management and deployment. In addition, a brief evaluation of CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) ORBs (Object Request Broker) is given, based on the experience of using CORBA as the underlying distributed processing environment for the platform.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1999|