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fawzi Daoud <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:30:52 +0100
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Call for Papers & Participation


ACM cooperation (pending)

Location: National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST),
Washington DC, USA
Date:  June 14-16, 2000
Submission deadline: MARCH 10th, 2000

Following the successful first  workshop held last year at Stanford
University, this workshop would  provide  a  forum for  researchers
involved in the design and development of knowledge media networking
spaces. These  spaces  would  couple  3D media,  knowledge,  data,
instruments, and  intellectual  activity  across  space,  time and
disciplinary  boundaries. Exploiting  agent  trends, these  spaces
could  support  people  in  finding and communicating  with others
with similar interests,  needs and goals, to form new communities
with  their  own  traditions, cultures,  norms, and  conventions;
to  build their own virtual environments on  3D media with unique
atmospheres   and   characteristics; to  offer  people  new forms
of  interaction   and  presentation  in  business, education, and
entertainment.  The  knowledge   media   spaces   would   support
sharable  ontologies, processes  for   distributed classification
and     taxonomy,    collaborative     knowledge    construction,
representation  and   filtering   tools,  digital   libraries and
repositories across disciplines  and application domains.

Topics: include

- Applications  ( Electronic  Commerce,  Learning,  Entertainment, ..)
- Architectural aspects of designing knowledge media spaces (3D virtual
presence,  internet,  agents,  mobility,  VRML,  MPEG4, MPEG7, TV..)
- Frameworks  and  initiatives  (NSF  KDI (KN), FIPA..)
- Interconnection  of heterogeneous communities, resource sharing,..
- How can  people socially augment   knowledge bandwidth,  through
gathering, discussing,  contributing,   annotating  and  rating?
- What   types  of  agents should be offered and what roles should
they have   (distributed  cognition, dynamic  adaptation,  focus of
attention, social awareness..)?
- What features are needed to increase impact of the knowledge networked
environment   for  social   interactions,  cooperative communication?
- What  kind of rules, artifacts, conventions and infrastructure must
be provided  to  help community members self organize and manage their
affairs, increase knowledge bandwidth, develop a feeling of social


Chair: Fawzi Daoud, GMD, Germany ([log in to unmask], [log in to unmask])

Program Committee:

    Akihiko Obata, Fujistu Labs, Japan
    Angi Voss, GMD, Germany
    Annika Waern, SICS, Sweden
    Celestin Sedogbo, Thomson CSF/LCR, France
    Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
    Elisabeth Andre, DFKI GmbH, Germany
    Fumio Hattori, NTT Labs, Japan
    Hiroshi Yajima, Hitachi Labs, Japan
    Hubert Le Van Gong, Sony Labs, Japan
    Ingrid Carlbom, Bell Labs, USA
    John Davies, British Telecom Labs, UK
    Keiichi Nakata, GMD, Germany
    Kenji Takahashi, NTT Labs, USA
    Knut Hinkelmann, Insiders, Germany
    Larry Korba, NRC, Canada
    Liempd  E.P.M. Van, KPN Labs, Netherlands
    Michael Muller, Lotus Research, USA
    Mike Daily, HRL Labs, USA
    Natalie Glance, Xerox Labs, France
    Peter Kellock, KRD Labs, Singapore
    Peter G. Selfridge, AT&T Labs, USA
    Rodger Lea, Sony Labs, Japan
    Sharon Laskowski, NIST, USA
    Stefan Noll, FhG-IGD, Germany
    Takahiko Nomura, Fuji-Xerox, Japan
    Thomas Kirk, AT&T Labs, USA
    Tom Erickson, IBM Research Labs, USA
    Toshiro Minami, Kyushu-U & Fujitsu, Japan

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