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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

About SAINT-2002
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,
please visits:  or

Workshop Organizers
Catherine Wolf [log in to unmask]
Maroun Touma  [log in to unmask]
Carolyn Brodie [log in to unmask]

Workshop Rationale
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.

Workshop Goals
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

Workshop Output
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.