A Taxonomy of Virtual Laboratories

gif-grafik person to person communcation
gif-grafik synchronous and asynchronous services
gif-grafik multimedia conferences
gif-grafik groupware
gif-grafik virtual presence
gif-grafik person to equipment (experiment) communication
gif-grafik measurement data:
    audio, video, pictures, samples, ...
gif-grafik control:
    position, on/off, variables, ...
gif-grafik teleoperation
gif-grafik teleprogramming
gif-grafik person to metamachines
gif-grafik provide huge datasets
gif-grafik transform and analyze data
More information and explanation about term Virtual Laboratory can be found in the paper Communication Technologies for Virtual Laboratories from Konrad Froitzheim. (doc)