Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, 1999. (WET ICE '99) Proceedings. IEEE 8th International Workshops on

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  • Proceedings. IEEE 8th International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WET ICE'99)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • Working group report of the 2/sup nd/ workshop on coordinating distributed software development projects

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9 - 14
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  • Web infrastructure and coordination architectures for collaborative applications - shared artifacts, a shared language, or shared spaces?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):69 - 71
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  • Workshop report on integrating xml & distributed object technologies

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):291 - 296
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    Provides an abstract of the presentation and a brief professional biography of the presenter. The complete presentation was not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):351 - 352
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  • Establishing affinity relationships toward agents: effects of sympathetic agent behaviors toward human responses

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):253 - 258
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    People tend to favor the opinions of those who previously made the same decisions as theirs. We conducted an experiment to investigate the effect of sharing opinions with interface agents on subsequent human behaviors. Three agents with distinctive appearances were used in the experiment. In the first stage, several questions are posed to a subject by the Presider agent, and the Agreeable agent sh... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive and collaborative learning environment using 3D virtual reality content, multi-screen display and PCs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):238 - 244
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    Now that we are facing a transition from industrial society to a knowledge based society, the acquisition and sharing of knowledge have become even more important in learning. Recent progress in computer processing power and graphic capability have endowed computers with considerable potential as educational tools. With respect to VR or CG, this potential has been further developed for entertainme... View full abstract»

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  • The role of XML in generic and distributed multimedia management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):317 - 318
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    Multimedia document management is an emerging topic, since the quantity and diversity of documents to be managed at either enterprise or global level is ever increasing. Current approaches are based on mark-up scripts. While mark-up scripts possess several advantages in the simplicity of representation and interchange of structured documents among loosely coupled systems, what they originally have... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a knowledge management technology: an encompassing view on KnowMore, Know-Net, and Enrich

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):216 - 222
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    The article sketches three ongoing projects (KnowMore, ENRICH, and Know-Net) currently running in the Knowledge Management Group of DFKI, investigating requirements and approaches to support knowledge management (KM) infrastructures for organizations. We also list some promising research issues to be tackled in the near future to come from individually designed KM prototypes towards a rich, modula... View full abstract»

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  • Augmenting cooperative settings by shared awareness spaces

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):84 - 89
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    The provision of awareness on the status of cooperative work is an essential prerequisite for the successful application of groupware systems. This paper describes NESSIE, an application-independent awareness infrastructure that is based on Internet technologies. After outlining the system architecture, we illustrate how different presentation methods can be used to enhance a user's physical worki... View full abstract»

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  • XML in practice: the groupware case

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):309 - 314
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    The Internet has more and more evolved from an information pool used by individuals for information gathering towards a medium that is being used by groups for information sharing and exchange. Today's Internet applications include local community networks as well as global business-to-business communication. The more the Internet is becoming a major part of our daily communication infrastructure,... View full abstract»

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  • A meta-model for distributed software development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Software development processes are highly creative, and subject to frequent changes, making it hard to plan and schedule these processes in advance. Also, distributed projects cannot be planned centrally, especially if the involved parties are individual companies with their own areas of responsibility (as is the case in virtual software corporations). On the other hand, certain aspects of the ove... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous agents in collaborative virtual environments

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):208 - 215
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    Our world is now entering an age where the current understanding of telecommunications and graphics computing will be constantly challenged. The universal advancement of graphics technology, new business models, and the continuing upgrade of global infrastructure are transforming the solitary, platform-centric 3D computing model. With the availability of global information highways intercontinenta... View full abstract»

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  • Concepts as knowledge handles in collaborative document management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):245 - 252
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    With the increasing availability of electronic documents, it is essential that people can navigate through document spaces for information effectively through an index, in a collaborative manner. We describe a system that supports the collaborative construction of indexes of concepts rather than terms. In a concept index, a concept can be described by more than one term, phrase, arbitrary text pie... View full abstract»

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  • A hierarchical proxy architecture for Internet-scale event services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 83
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    The rapid growth of the World Wide Web has made it possible to build collaborative applications on an unprecedented scale. However, the request-reply interaction model of HTTP limits the range of applications that can be built. In this paper, we consider a complementary communication model-asynchronous event notification from servers to clients. Our focus is the design of an Internet-scale mechani... View full abstract»

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  • Auto-erecting agents for a collaborative learning environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):287 - 288
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    A collaborative learning environment based on 3D media with interchangeable real and virtual components is introduced. This environment is supported by a special knowledge space, which allows the accumulation of concrete haptic as well as abstract physical and logical knowledge. Firstly we present the concept of complex objects, having a real part and various virtual parts of different levels of a... View full abstract»

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  • XML and objects-the future of the e-forms on the Web

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):303 - 308
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    Many organisations are using the Web for electronic commerce or purely for the collection and dissemination of information based on forms and tables. For many of these organisations a bespoke Web design with specialised Java Script is what they want. However, for organisations not wishing to make this investment, a flexible system based on a standard XML DTD could fit the bill. Fully functional e-... View full abstract»

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  • A coordination service for distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):72 - 77
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    With the recent advances in communications technology and the popularity of the Internet, a large number of distributed Web-based applications are being developed. To ease the development of such applications, software support to facilitate coordination and communication is needed. This paper describes an object-oriented system that provides software support for different aspects of application de... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of PROSYT: a distributed process support system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):32 - 39
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    The paper describes the design and implementation of a process support system (PROSYT), which is intended to provide guidance in performing business processes and cooperation among people over a local or geographically distributed network. In particular it can be used as a process-centered software engineering environment (PSEE) to support distributed software development. Our main purpose is to d... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of task morphologies for networking behavioral skills via virtual reality

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):200 - 207
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    We present a method for detecting invariant task structures that are commonly shared by the two different actors (i.e., a human performer and a mobile robot), who have different perception-acting capabilities. We call such a property of having common structures as morphology of task structures, and we discuss how this property functions well for the design of a mobile robot teleoperation system vi... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic online collaborative information sharing in semantic multicast

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):232 - 237
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    Semantic multicast defines a large scale shared interaction infrastructure which provides a seamless environment for collecting, indexing, and disseminating the information produced in collaborative sessions to the correct users in the right amount of detail using IP multicast as the underlying data communication mechanism. A semantic multicast graph is discovered and constructed to organize user ... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinating open-source software development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 66
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    Open-source software (OSS) projects are arguably the quintessential example of distributed software development, with their openness to a large pool of world-wide contributors and their loose organizational structure. To cope with the demands which this openness and fluidity place on the development process, open-source projects have evolved their own methods and organization. This paper looks at ... View full abstract»

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  • Social and computing solutions for voluntary communities of practice: designing community space

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):271 - 278
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    We describe CommunitySpace, a component of a project to support voluntary, electronic communities of practice. We detail some of our design decisions, emphasizing issues of flexibility, diversity, and democracy. These design decisions will have impact upon the user interface to CommunitySpace, but they have much more immediate impact upon the architecture, representation, and dynamics of usage of ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed meta data objects using RDF

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):325 - 329
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    Booz-Allen is helping to design and develop a Crisis Management System to provide collaborative analytical and presentation capabilities. To facilitate the distributed use of content information, content meta data is represented as C++ objects and operated upon using CORBA interfaces. Requiring that such applications implement CORBA interfaces to access meta data objects proved to be a barrier to ... View full abstract»

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  • History-based reintegration of replicated shared workspaces

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):102 - 107
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    Replication of shared workspaces is often required for continuous work during decoupled connectionless phases. In distributed cooperative teams, the decoupled phases are mainly long and should be supported by an optimistic strategy which guarantees unlimited concurrent work by allowing different modifications on each replica. This approach leads to inconsistent versions which must be transformed i... View full abstract»

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