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Supporting Quality of Privacy (QoP) in Pervasive Computing
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 58-67
Privacy might be the greatest barrier to the longterm success of pervasive or ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). The invisibility of embedded computing devices has made it easier to collect and use information about individuals without their knowledge. Sensit...
 
Context-Aware Mobile Communication in Hospitals
Found in: Computer
By Miguel A. Muñoz, Marcela Rodríguez, Jesus Favela, Ana I. Martinez-Garcia, Victor M. González
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 38-46
<p>Information management in a hospital setting requires significant collaboration, mobility, and data integration. Patient care, a task often complicated by time-critical urgency, can involve many devices and a variety of staff. So far, no system ha...
 
Designing for place-based social interaction of urban residents in México, South Africa and Australia
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: design: activities, artefacts and environments (OZCHI '06)
By Marcus Foth, Victor M. Gonzalez, Wallace Taylor
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 345-348
The design of technology to facilitate social interaction of urban residents is increasingly important for many countries around the world. México and South Africa are particularly prone to issues that stem from urban densification and a lack of adequ...
     
Assisting the Study of Indoor Mobility: Issues, Methods and Tools
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 73-80
Understanding and characterizing the nature of indoor mobility is an essential requirement for developing proper mobile technologies. Yet, a detailed study of indoor mobility in real scenarios represents a challenge as it requires intensive labor from rese...
 
Sphere Juggler: Fast Context Retrieval in Support of Working Spheres
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Rodrigo Morteo, Victor M. González, Jesús Favela, Gloria Mark
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 361-367
Information workers typically demand the aggregation of multiple information resources related to their activities such as documents, contacts, and emails. Current mechanisms for aggregation of resources lack enough flexibility to collect different kinds o...
 
Knowledge Flow as Facilitator for Getting into Collaboration in Distributed Software Development
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Ramon R. Palacio, Alberto L. Moran, Aurora Vizcaino, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 1-10
The software industry is facing a paradigm shift towards distributed software development (DSD). This change creates situations from which organizations may benefit, and challenges to which they must adapt to (e.g. the absence of opportunities for informal...
   
Mental Models, Performance and Usability of a Complex Interactive System: The Case of Twitter
Found in: 2013 Mexican International Conference on Computer Science (ENC)
By Rodrigo Juarez,Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 7-12
This work presents the study of a complex interactive system (Twitter) and the analysis of the relation between people's mental models, performance and usability perceptions. Participants were asked to perform a number of activities with Twitter and to dra...
 
Watch & Learn: Studying the Sharing of Everyday Knowledge with Instructional Videos
Found in: Web Congress, Latin American
By Gemma K. Hugues, Victor M. González
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 138-145
The User Generated Content (UGC) phenomenon has gained popularity over the last few years as a result of new types of web sites providing flexible functionality to people for sharing their profiles, pictures, videos and even their expertise and skills. Thi...
 
Initial findings from an observational study of software engineers
Found in: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
By Marcio K. Goncalves, Cleidson R. B. de Souza, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 498-503
For the last 30 years, several empirical studies have been conducted to understand how software engineers work. However, during this period, many changes occurred in the context of software development: new communication technologies like instant messaging...
 
Collaborative Working Spheres as support for starting collaboration in distributed software development
Found in: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
By Ramon R. Palacio, Alberto L. Moran, Victor M. Gonzalez, Aurora Vizcaino
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 636-641
One important tendency in software development has been the globalization of its industry. Software developers are frequently required to work in groups which are distributed throughout multiple geographic locations. People and processes (e.g. software des...
 
Providing Support for Starting Collaboration in Distributed Software Development: A Multi-agent Approach
Found in: Computer Science and Information Engineering, World Congress on
By Ramón R. Palacio, Alberto L. Morán, Víctor M. González, Aurora Vizcaíno
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 397-401
Developing a system to provide support for distributed software developers (DSD) to get into collaboration is very complicated. On the first hand, it is necessary to know the characteristics of their daily work activities. On the other hand, technical aspe...
 
Sensor Networks, Wearable Computing, and Healthcare Applications
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Dirk Trossen, Dana Pavel, Glenn Platt, Joshua Wall, Philip Valencia, Corey A. Graves, Myrna S. Zamarripa, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela, Erik Lövquist, Zsuzsanna Kulcsár
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 58-61
This Works in Progress department discusses five projects covering various research topics. The first two projects are sensor network oriented: a Java MIDP-based sensor network platform and a platform for monitoring distributed power generation systems. Th...
 
Supporting Relationship Maintenance for Elders and Family Living Abroad
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Victor M. Gonzalez, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Pedro C. Santana, Jesus Favela, Luis A. Castro
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 47
<p>Many Latin American families are characterized by frequent communication and contact. When family members move out of the country, the interfamilial relationships might suffer. In addition, older adults, who are usually left behind, often lack acc...
 
A Web-Based System to Facilitate Elders Communication with Their Families Living Abroad
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Pedro C. Santana, Marcela D. Rodríguez, Luis A. Castro, Ángel G. Andrade, Jesus Favela, Víctor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 18-25
The aging of the population is a phenomenon faced by most nations. Growing old is often accompanied of a loss of close companionship which has been shown may aggravate the cognitive impairment of elders. From a qualitative study, key issues emerged regardi...
 
SAMM: driving asistance system for the senior citizen
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11)
By Luis Eduardo Perez Estrada, Roberto Lapuente Romo, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 2401-2401
Within a frame of possible ubiquitous urban applications this research explores ways to support the mobility of senior citizens in vehicles by finding efficient routes to reach their destination and managing their time. Our solution is called SAMM and oper...
     
Hometown websites: continuous maintenance of cross-border connections
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies (C&T '09)
By Luis A. Castro, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:June 2009
pp. 19-24
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) become particularly relevant in contexts where place-based communities get dispersed and migrants look for ways to keep strong connections to the homeland. This paper presents the case of a website currently...
     
Social mediating technologies: developing the research agenda
Found in: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09)
By Alistair Sutcliffe, Robert Kraut, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 1-4
Social Mediating Technologies (SMTs) range from e-mail to social networking sites and community websites. The popularity of these technologies is increasing rapidly, yet we have little understanding about how and why people find these technologies so appea...
     
Telling my baby's stories: family communication and narrative practices of young mothers living abroad
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Designing for Habitus and Habitat (OZCHI '08)
By Nazean Jomhari, Sri H. Kurniawan, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 1-36
This study investigates the motivations of using rich-media forms of computer-mediated-communication (CMC) tools among young mothers living abroad to maintain ties with their geographically-separated families and friends. Our research involves sixteen Mala...
     
Design considerations for community portals in master-planned developments in Australia and Mexico
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Designing for Habitus and Habitat (OZCHI '08)
By Kenneth L. Kraemer, Marcus Foth, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 1-36
This paper presents a discussion of design considerations for community web portals as social networking systems. We analyse and compare the social interaction approach, design considerations and socio-technical requirements with regards to community porta...
     
Understanding and supporting personal activity management by IT service workers
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (CHiMiT '08)
By Jesus Favela, Leonardo Galicia, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 77-81
Many recent studies provide evidence of the challenges experienced by knowledge workers while multi-tasking among several projects and initiatives. Work is often interrupted, and this results in people leaving activities pending until they have the time, i...
     
No task left behind?: examining the nature of fragmented work
Found in: Proceeding of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '05)
By Gloria Mark, Justin Harris, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 321-330
We present data from detailed observation of 24 information workers that shows that they experience work fragmentation as common practice. We consider that work fragmentation has two components: length of time spent in an activity, and frequency of interru...
     
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