Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Multi-User Text Editor

Keyword: Collaborative systems

Scientific Description: MUTE is a peer 2 peer collaborative editing platform that is used to evaluate replication algorithms in editing situations regarding their performances and to understand how it affects user experience.

Functional Description: Existing collaborative systems generally rely on a service provider that stores and has control over user data which is a threat for privacy. MUTE (Multi-User Text Editor) is a web-based real-time collaborative editor that overcomes this limitation by using a peer-to-peer architecture relying on WebRTC. Several users may edit in real-time a shared document and their modifications are immediately sent to the other users without transiting through a central server. Our editor offers support for working offline while still being able to reconnect at a later time, which gives it a unique feature. Data synchronisation is achieved by using the LogootSplit algorithm developed by team Coast.

News Of The Year: In 2019 we implemented a new algorithm, dotted logoot-split. We integrated a group key management algorithm to evaluate a secure version of the algorithm in dynamic situation. We also incorporated probes to evaluate collaboration situation.