Apr. 22, 2009 to Apr. 24, 2009
Rahat Iqbal , Distributed System and Modeling Research Group, Coventry University, UK
Anne James , Distributed System and Modeling Research Group, Coventry University, UK
In an increasingly sophisticated global business environment there is often a need to be able to bring together professionals from all types of organizations from all over the world. Those professionals operate under severe time constraints and a conventional face-to-face meeting is both impractical and expensive. Virtual meetings have proved to be a convenient alternative, offering a flexible meeting domain more suitable for the busy executive. This paper explores the concept of using a peer-to-peer network and multi-agent systems to facilitate virtual meetings, managing the artifacts required for the session. By the use of a laptop, PDA or similar electronic device the meeting participant can join the meeting and collaborate in the discussion.
Rahat Iqbal, Anne James, "Supporting collaborative virtual meetings using multi-agent systems", CSCWD, 2009, International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design 2009, pp. 276-281, doi:10.1109/CSCWD.2009.4968071