Integrating multiple modes of collaboration mapping real time discussions/ group sensemaking following through decisions/ coordinating activities synthesising artifacts recovering information from meetings awareness of colleagues availability/ sense of presence virtual meetings
Presence can be defined … as an aggregated view of an [object]s dynamically changing attributes Dr. R. Chakraborty (Versada Networks), JabberConf 2001 Availability (Im logged on for a videoconference) Preference (Only my boss can interrupt me now) Capability (My device can accept video calls) Location (Im in Munich… urgent calls only) awareness of colleagues availability/ sense of presence
Enriched presence Presence visualisation: stepping stone to scalability and enrichment of ways to convey presence. Presence semantics can help us think about more powerful ways to convey presence.
Group broadcast BuddySpace Instant Messaging Your contact list pushed out to automatically Usual task/ geography based families of contacts Jabber XML open source architecture
BuddySpace Instant Messaging Conference room facilities: Voting countdown to meeting start group chat
BuddySpace future directions Automatic maps: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM cell triangulation, postcodes... J2ME client (e.g. Nokia 7650) Personal profiles: interests,.plan, work/home/holiday locations Matchmaking services Zones of trust
Compendium: seeing what you say Real time mapping of issues and ideas in meetings Connecting ideas: visually, by sets, metadata, and hypertextually Free-form and template driven maps Export from Word, and out to Web/XML Interoperable via Jabber XML protocol mapping real time discussions/ group sensemaking
I-X Process Panels The I-X tool suite proides an environment for handling issues, performing activities, placing constraints, adding annotations, etc. Based on a synthesis-task ontology Role of I-X in CoAKTinG: Meeting support: issue handling and activity tracking during and after meeting. following through decisions/ coordinating activities synthesising artifacts
I-X progress Implementational: Development of Jabber communication strategy. Display of BuddySpace presence information. Basic issue/activity-passing to Compendium. Conceptual: Mapping to/from Compendium concepts. Development of meeting-as-synthesis model. Development of domain models for meeting support tasks.
Sending Compendium nodes to an I-X panel to coordinate asynchronous activity
I-X future directions Enrich exchange of concepts between I-X and Compendium Enhance links between I-Space and BuddySpace Results of both tasks should feed into the development of a meeting ontology: To support deployment of the CoAKTinG support package in the various testbed scenarios.
virtual meetings Semantic replay/browsing of meetings… Video stream … Speech event stream … Jabber event stream … Slide event stream … Compendium event stream … How to integrate into a coherent meeting replay user interface? recovering information from meetings Application event stream …
Meeting replay goals To deliver tools to capture and flexibly replay virtual meetings Targeted video-conferencing platforms Access Grid (multicast / mbone tools) H.323 clients via MCU (e.g. Netmeeting) Builds on work from the HyStream project on annotated media streams Ontological annotation of this material Enabling for instance… Capture and playback of audio/video alongside other CoAKTinG tools, slides etc. Navigation using Process and Issue-based ontologies (via Compendium and I-X)
mapping real time discussions/ group sensemaking following through decisions/ coordinating activities synthesising artifacts recovering information from meetings awareness of colleagues availability/ sense of presence virtual meetings From disconnected meeting fragments… (AKT PI NetMeeting, March 2003) recovering information from meetings NetMeeting BuddySpace Compendium I-X Process panels
Compendium conceptual navigation of a meeting record
Meeting replay future directions Externalisation and consolidation of meeting ontology and data Triple store Issues supporting temporal, dynamic, and distributed, resources Symbiosis with other ontologies and projects Communities of Practice (ONTOCOPI) Open Hypermedia linking agents (COHSE) Augmenting meeting mark-up and personal presence using Smart Spaces Pervasive knowledgeable devices Physical meets digital
Resources Software releases (all in Java, and Jabber-interoperable) BuddySpace v2.1 Compendium v1.2.1 I-X Process Panels v2.4 Publications WACE 2002 paper (see AKT papers) Visualizing Argumentation book (Compendium/wicked problems/collaborative sensemaking) www.aktors.org/coakting