CoCam


Collaborating and media creation are difficult tasks, both for people and for network architectures. CoCam is a self-organizing network for real-time camera image collaboration. Like all camera apps, just point and shoot; CoCam then automatically joins other media creators into a network of collaborators. Network discovery, creation, grouping, joining, and leaving is done automatically in the background, letting users focus on participation in an event. We use local P2P middleware and a 3G negotiation service to create these networks for real-time media sharing. CoCam also provides multiple views that make the media experience more exciting–such as appearing to be in multiple places at the same time. The media is immediately distributed and replicated in multiple peers, thus if a camera phone is confiscated other users have copies of the images.