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Prof Simon Buckingham Shum

Prof Simon Buckingham Shum
Integrating Tools to Support Virtual Presence, Messaging, Meeting Replay, and Task Coordination
This event took place on Monday 03 November 2003 at 12:30

The CoAKTinG project (Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the Grid: CoAKTing) started in June 2002 and runs for 24 months as a 'satellite' project to the 6 year Advanced Knowledge Technologies IRC. It is funded by the UK e-Science Programme. Its objective is to advance the state of the art in collaborative mediated spaces for distributed e-Science through the novel application of advanced knowledge technologies, such as:

Ontologies to enhance multi-modal and multi-media time phased group discussions and problem solving

Knowledge-based planning and task support to enhance issue-based process/activity discussions

Scholarly discourse and argumentation to enhance collaborative meeting structures

Presence and visualisation to enhance group peripheral awareness at a distance

This presentation will summarise progress in supporting e-Science collaboration by integrating and demonstrating the utility of tools and techniques developed at the three partner institutions.

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