Proceedings 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference. COMPAC 2003 (2003)
Nov. 3, 2003 to Nov. 6, 2003
Jia Zhang , Chicago Technology Partners Inc.
Carl K. Chang , Iowa State University, Ames
Jen-Yao Chung , IBM T.J. Watson Research
Electronic meeting control has been the focus of many research efforts; however, extensively adopted standards are still unavailable. In this paper, we present a generic model for electronic meeting control. Our model is based on the formal meeting protocol commonly known as the parliamentary procedure or Robert's Rules of Order (RRO). Capturing the essential features of traditional RRO, we suggest extension mechanisms in order to exploit the capabilities of electronic media. Centered on the concept of a discussion thread, our extended RRO model can handle concurrent meeting activities, multiple floors, amendment nesting, and discussion hierarchies. M-Net, an electronic meeting system, is introduced as an example supported by our model.
J. Chung, J. Zhang and C. K. Chang, "Mediating Electronic Meetings," Proceedings 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference. COMPAC 2003(COMPSAC), Dallas, Texas, 2003, pp. 216.