Agent based facilitator assistant for virtual meetings

Phil Thompson, Anne James, Rahat Iqbal

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The high cost of air travel and accommodation together with the increasing capacity and speed of internet networks has resulted in large multinational companies considering virtual meetings as an alternative to face-to-face meetings. The hardware and software to support virtual meetings is becoming more sophisticated and more accessible, as some Hotel Chains are offering the facility to businesses as part of their portfolio of services. With the rise in popularity of this type of meeting environment the need for a facilitator to co-ordinate this type of activity has become more acute but the technology to support this has lagged behind. With the emergence of the Virtual Design Office as a response to multi-cultural design teams working on global projects the need for virtual meetings becomes more important in time critical situations. This paper presents work that has been completed in developing the requirements for an agent based virtual meeting support system, with particular emphasis on the role of the facilitator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD2011
    Pages335-341
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 8 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

    Conference

    Conference2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
    Abbreviated titleCSCWD 2011
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityLausanne
    Period8/06/1110/06/11

    Keywords

    • agent
    • asssistant
    • facilator
    • meeting
    • virtual

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software

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