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Sustainable ICT in Agricultural Value Chains
Found in: IT Professional
By Joerg Doerflinger,Tom Gross
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 48-55
For long-term sustainability, information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) must focus on reusability and scalability from the ground up. The Sustainable Bottom Billion Architecture is a technical ICTD architecture with successful susta...
 
Sustainable ICT in Agricultural Value Chains
Found in: IT Professional
By Joerg Doerflinger,Tom Gross
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 48-55
For long-term sustainability, information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) must focus on reusability and scalability from the ground up. The Sustainable Bottom Billion Architecture is a technical ICTD architecture with successful susta...
 
Sustainable ICT in Agricultural Value Chains
Found in: IT Professional
By Joerg Doerflinger,Tom Gross
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 48-55
For long-term sustainability, information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) must focus on reusability and scalability from the ground up. The Sustainable Bottom Billion Architecture is a technical ICTD architecture with successful susta...
 
PILS: Advanced Instant Messaging in e-Learning Based on an Open Implementation
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2009
pp. 347-354
Abstract—In e-learning platforms the social interaction between students and teachers as well as among students is important for effective and efficient learning. Therefore, e-learning platforms need technological support for online presence and communicat...
 
Towards Flexible Support for Cooperation: Group Awareness in Shared Workspaces
Found in: Database and Expert Systems Applications, International Workshop on
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:September 1997
pp. 406
In the last decade since Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) constituted as a research area on its own many interesting findings about groups of cooperating individuals, cooperative work, and technical support thereof have been made and a huge varie...
 
ICTD Work, Plus mFeel
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Joerg Doerflinger,Tom Gross,Olga Lyra,Evangelos Karapanos,Vassilis Kostakos,Ismael Cuadrado-Cordero,Luis Miguel Soria-Morillo,Luis González-Abril,Juan Antonio Ortega-Ramírez,Iván Pau de la Cruz,Miguel Ángel Valero Duboy,Eiman Ka
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 43-45
This issue's Works-In-Progress department has four entries related to the issue's theme, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). They are “Sustainable ICT in Agricultural Value Chains”, “Measuring Social Inclusion in Primary Scho...
 
SCTA Tracer: A Distributed Environment for Standardized Awareness Support Assessments
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Christoph Oemig,Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 52-56
Awareness support in cooperative environments has been a research issue in the area of distributed systems for computer-supported cooperative work for more than two decades. Measuring its effectiveness remains a complex task since it is difficult to grasp ...
 
RobustTrav: NAT Optimisation for the RobustCooperation Suite
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Christoph Beckmann,Tom Gross,Ferdinand Kastl
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 11-18
Cooperative systems supporting remote teams are based on distributed software architectures. Underneath most of these architectures is the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), which acts as technological backbone. Despite its strengths, the IPv4 also entail...
 
The PPPSpace: Innovative Concepts for Permanent Capturing, Persistent Storing, and Parallel Processing and Distributing Events
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross, Christoph Beckmann, Maximilian Schirmer
Issue Date:February 2010
pp. 359-366
Media spaces provide users with flexible support for easy interaction with technology and with each other, both at the same place and over distance. From a technological perspective the development of these environments is often inefficient, since most env...
 
Advanced Publish and Subscribe for Distributed Sensor-Based Infrastructures: The CoLocScribe Cooperative Media Space
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross, Christoph Beckmann
Issue Date:February 2009
pp. 333-340
Sensor-based infrastructures are important base technology for cooperative media spaces that support the natural interaction of users with their physical environment and with other users beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse. Sensor-based infrastructur...
 
CoDaMine: Communication Data Mining for Feedback and Control in Ubiquitous Environments
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross, Mirko Fetter
Issue Date:February 2008
pp. 539-546
In ubiquitous environments an increasing number of sensors capture information on users and an increasing number of actuators present information to users. In this paper we present CoDaMine---a novel approach for providing users with system-generated feedb...
 
SensBution: A Rule-Based Peer-to-Peer Approach for Sensor-Based Infrastructures
Found in: EUROMICRO Conference
By Tom Gross, Thilo Paul-Stueve, Tsvetomira Palakarska
Issue Date:August 2007
pp. 333-340
Ubiquitous environments facilitate the fast and easy access to users? physical environments. Ubiquitous environments typically capture users? presence and activities in a room with a multitude of sensors, process and infer on the captured data, and adapt t...
 
CollaborationBus: An Editor for the Easy Configuration of Ubiquitous Computing Environments
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross, Nicolai Marquardt
Issue Date:February 2007
pp. 307-314
Early sensor-based infrastructures were often developed by experts with a thorough knowledge of base technology for sensing information, for processing the captured data, and for adapting the system?s behaviour accordingly. In this paper we introduce the C...
 
From PRIMI to PRIMIFaces: Technical Concepts for Selective Information Disclosure
Found in: EUROMICRO Conference
By Tom Gross, Christoph Oemig
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 480-487
Instant messaging platforms facilitate coordination in workgroups by providing users with mutual information on their presence and availability, allowing for ad-hoc conversations with little disturbance. For this purpose they typically capture, process, an...
 
MatchBase: A Development Suite for Efficient Context-Aware Communication
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross, Simone Braun, Susanne Krause
Issue Date:February 2006
pp. 308-315
In distance communication, there is despite technical progress in information and communication technology still an asymmetry and tension between the contacter who spontaneously wants to approach the contactee over distance, and the contactee who wants to ...
 
PRIMI-An Open Platform for the Rapid and Easy Development of Instant Messaging Infrastructures
Found in: EUROMICRO Conference
By Tom Gross, Christoph Oemig
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 460-467
<p>Many concepts and systems for the technical support of communication, cooperation, and coordination of workgroups have been developed in the research field of computer-supported cooperative work over the last two decades. Yet, spontaneous coordina...
 
Design, Specification, and Implementation of a Distributed Virtual Community System
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2004
pp. 225
In this paper we introduce an open distributed virtual community system that supports knowledge workers with functionality for searching and browsing in pre-print (eprint) archives as well as for sharing and exchanging their findings in virtual communities...
 
CYCLADES: A Distributed System for Virtual Community Support Based on Open Archives
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2003
pp. 484
This paper is about support for the exchange of information and knowledge among researchers. We introduce the concepts of open archives and grey literature, which provide valuable sources for researchers who work alone. We analyse how users exchange inform...
 
Ambient Interfaces in a Web-Based Theatre of Work
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:January 2002
pp. 0055
Knowledge workers typically work in both the physical world with physical artefacts and in the electronic world with electronic artefacts. At the same time they work at a number of different places and cooperate with local or remote colleagues. In this pap...
 
Towards Ubiquitous Awareness: The PRAVTA Prototype
Found in: Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Euromicro Conference on
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2001
pp. 139
Despite huge progress in information and communication technology it is often difficult to spontaneously contact persons who are at other locations. This is often due to the fact that important information about the persons at the other sites is missing. W...
 
MagnetiCode: physical mobile interaction through time-encoded magnetic identification tags
Found in: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI '14)
By Christoph Beckmann, Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 205-212
We present MagnetiCode, a new tagging mechanism that allows for physical mobile interaction. MagnetiCode tags can be captured and decoded by every compass-equipped mobile phone. They rely on a novel approach of transmitting binary IDs in form of a pulsed m...
     
A software development methodology for sustainable ICTD solutions
Found in: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13)
By Andy Dearden, Joerg Doerflinger, Tom Gross
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 2371-2374
Information and Communication Technology continue to be increasingly used in social development and poverty alleviation projects, known as Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) projects. However, most interventions either fail com...
     
CAESSA: visual authoring of context-aware experience sampling studies
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11)
By Maximilian Schirmer, Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 2341-2346
In this paper we present a toolkit that enables HCI practitioners to visually author and setup Context-Aware Experience Sampling studies - CAESSA (Context-Aware Ex-perience Sampling Study Authoring).
     
PRIMIExperience: experience sampling via instant messaging
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '11)
By Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 629-632
In this paper we present the PRIMIExperience system, proposing the use of instant messaging as a mean for carrying out cost-effective Experience Sampling studies with a minimised setup effort.
     
Bottom billion architecture: an extensible software architecture for ICT access in the rural developing world
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '10)
By Jörg Dörflinger, Tom Gross
Issue Date:December 2010
pp. 1-10
The progress of developing countries towards an information society has entailed a strong demand for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) access solutions that are able to cope with the infrastructural and cultural requirements specific to rural ...
     
Towards a group recommender process model for ad-hoc groups and on-demand recommendations
Found in: Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Supporting group work (GROUP '10)
By Christoph Beckmann, Tom Gross
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 329-330
Movie recommender systems simplify the movie selection by providing movie suggestions based on the respective user's personal taste. Most of the current systems address individual users, support stationary use, and require pre-configuration. In this paper ...
     
Mobile HCI and technical ICTD: a methodological perspective
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI '10)
By Jorg Dorflinger, Tom Gross
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 517-520
Technical Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) research lacks appropriate research methods along the entire development lifecycle spanning design, development, deployment, evaluation and monitoring. Mobile HCI has a great set o...
     
Lightweight selective availability in instant messaging
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '10)
By Julian Seifert, Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 3817-3822
Selective availability in instant messaging systems can improve connectiveness while at the same time keeping disruption low. In this paper we report on a four-week experience sampling study of selective availability in instant messaging to inform the desi...
     
Towards semantic modelling in adaptive ubiquitous environments
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Semantic models for adaptive interactive systems (SEMAIS '10)
By Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2010
pp. 16-18
In this paper we glance at our current work on the concept and implementation of a service-oriented sensor-based platform to support adaptive ubiquitous environments and motivate the interest in this workshop on semantic models for adaptive interactive sys...
     
Revealing the invisible: visualizing the location and event flow of distributed physical devices
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction (TEI '10)
By Nicolai Marquardt, Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Tom Gross
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 41-48
Distributed physical user interfaces comprise networked sensors, actuators and other devices attached to a variety of computers in different locations. Developing such systems is no easy task. It is hard to track the location and status of component device...
     
Beyond the Dyad: understanding sharing in instant messaging
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09)
By Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
Instant messaging allows users to exchange presence and availability information, and to have spontaneous online conversations. We report on a study of account sharing in IM, and present distinct types of sharing as well as practices of sharing.
     
Analysing a workflow management system: three levels of failure
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (CHiMiT '08)
By Samuli Pekkola, Tom Gross
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 77-81
In this paper we report on a case study of the introduction of a workflow management system for travel management in a higher education organisation. We identify and reflect on the change of the process induced by the system, the functionality of the syste...
     
The cuetable: cooperative and competitive multi-touch interaction on a tabletop
Found in: CHI '08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '08)
By Mirko Fetter, Sascha Liebsch, Tom Gross
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 49-54
In this paper we explain how we built cueTable, a multi-touch interactive tabletop, as a base technology to explore new interaction concepts for cooperative and competitive multi-touch applications. We present the Puh game application. And most of all we r...
     
Contact management on the wall: a card-game metaphor for large displays
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Tangible and embedded interaction (TEI '08)
By Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross
Issue Date:February 2008
pp. 1-32
Tangible and embedded computing brings technology integrates digital technology in the physical environment of everyday life. Thereby, families in private households are increasingly researched and supported. In this paper we present the concept and implem...
     
AwarenessMaps: visualizing awareness in shared workspaces
Found in: CHI '03 extended abstracts on Human factors in computer systems (CHI '03)
By Tom Gross, Wido Wirsam, Wolfgang Graether
Issue Date:April 2003
pp. 784-785
In cooperative activity users require information about their cooperative environment. AwarenessMaps provide the members of shared workspaces with an overview of users and shared documents: the PeopleMap shows an array of pictures of active users fading ou...
     
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