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Awareness, Instant Messaging, and Future Directions
John Tang and Jonathan Grudin
The popularity of Instant Messaging (IM) is one recent development that
could benefit from the research on awareness that the CSCW community has
been exploring for over a decade. A number of research and development
efforts are providing awareness and IM-like interfaces for keeping
abreast of people's activities to facilitate coordination and
communication. This Interest Group will provide a chance to become
familiar with the range of current work going on in this area, identify
what specific areas of interest are emerging among us, and perhaps define
some future venues for sharing ideas and driving the findings from our
research into products.
The Interest Group will meet at CSCW 2000 in Philadelphia on Wednesday,
December 6, 11:00-12:30. The format will be determined at the time based
on attendance. For further information or suggestions contact us at
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] -- no application necessary,
just come to the meeting. The room location will be identified on an
Interest Group schedule at the conference registration desk.
Information on CSCW 2000: http://www.acm.org/cscw2000/
John and Jonathan