Deadline Extended to September 7, 2001
IEEE SAINT-2002 Workshop on
Applications that support the Dissemination of Information and
Collaboration Within Large Communities
Date: February 1, 2002
Nara City, Nara, Japan
The 2002 Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT-2002) is
co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Information Processing
Society of Japan, and is in cooperation with the Institute of Electronics,
Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). For more information,
Catherine Wolf [log in to unmask]
Maroun Touma [log in to unmask]
Carolyn Brodie [log in to unmask]
Many different kinds of communities, such as business organizations,
on-line interests groups, etc., find it difficult to make their members
aware of helpful information. Community e-mail distribution lists and
websites are used to address this problem. However, many members of these
large organizations often receive large numbers of e-mails per day, many of
which they must respond to directly. Newsletters can very easily get
buried in this sea of e-mail, and important information overlooked.
Websites do not contribute to e-mail overload, but they are only useful for
keeping people informed when people make an overt decision to look at them.
If the websites are not updated very frequently users may quickly learn
that it is not useful to look at them very often. Information
dissemination is only half of the battle. Even if members of large
organizations are able to stay informed about new developments, it can
still be difficult for them to collaborate with other members of the
organization due to the size of the organization, geographic distribution
of members, and the speed with which roles in communities, especially
business organizations, can change.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss the needs and explore the
strengths and weaknesses of different approaches that can be used to assist
large communities in disseminating information and supporting collaboration
with applications that take advantage of the internet infrastructure.
Participants will be asked to present short paper. The group will discuss
the papers and try to construct a matrix of strengths and weaknesses
of different approaches to addressing different needs.
Call for Workshop Papers
We invite participants to submit workshop papers on topics such as: 1) the
needs and solutions for the dissemination of information within large
communities, 2) collaboration needs and solutions among members of the
community, 3) novel interaction techniques used to address these needs, 4)
case studies of the use of internet applications to disseminate information
and/or support collaborations within large communities, and 5) other topics
relevant to the issue of supporting information dissemination and
collaboration needs in large communities.
Format of Workshop Papers:
Submit original (not published or submitted elsewhere) papers
not to exceed 10 double-spaced, 8.5x11-inch pages (including
figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font.
Include the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of
each author, a 150-word abstract, and five to ten keywords.
Include also the name, address, telephone and fax numbers,
and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence
of the paper. All submissions will be done electronically.
Please email paper submissions to:
Carolyn Brodie ([log in to unmask]) or Maroun Touma ([log in to unmask])
Workshop Paper Deadlines:
Submission of Paper: September 7, 2001
Notification of Acceptance of Papers: September 28, 2001
Final Manuscript Deadline: October 15, 2001
A compilation of the workshop papers presented and the matrix described
above are the outputs of this workshop. Selected Workshop papers will
be published as IEEE SAINT Workshop proceedings by IEEE Computer Society
Press. If sufficiently interesting, the matrix might be published as a
technical note in a journal or expanded into a full article.