2009 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (2009)
Galveston, TX, USA
Mar. 9, 2009 to Mar. 13, 2009
Sang Woo Han , Dept. of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
JongWon Kim , Dept. of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Wolfgang Prinz , Fraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
To support advanced collaboration among knowledge workers distributed geographically, there have been extensive researches under the scope of pervasive computing environment. Especially, to cope with difficult operation of traditional room-based collaboration environment, several conceptual frameworks are designed and prototyped. For easy operation, in this paper, we design a management system for multiparty collaboration environment. The proposed system manages a set of distributed software components belonging to meeting nodes by user-generated specification for a common collaborative task. Based on the proposed design, we implement a multi-agent-based management toolkit, which supports software agents to abstract the functionalities of meeting nodes, services, and tools and to configure and operate each collaboration nodes. Finally, we demonstrate how to operate meeting nodes according to user-generated specification for multi-party video conferencing.
J. Kim, W. Prinz and S. W. Han, "A multi-agent-based management system for pervasive collaborative computing environment," 2009 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications(PERCOM), Galveston, TX, USA, 2009, pp. 1-6.