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GROUP 2001:
International Conference on Supporting Group Work

September 30 - October 3, 2001
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Early Registration Deadline: September 1, 2001


GROUP 2001 is a forum for researchers and practitioners who
are interested in computer-based systems that support
groups, organizations and other social networks. Relevant
issues include the design, implementation, deployment, and
evaluation of the effects of these systems.

The expanding functionality of group support systems creates
new use opportunities. However, the integration of
technology with social practices can be challenging.
Additionally, the growing influence of the Internet, mobile
and ubiquitous computing, agent systems, and virtual reality
also influence group/organizational structures and
processes. These technologies are exciting, but their
technological and social integration raises many questions
for a challenging new research agenda.

GROUP 2001 integrates two themes of research: modeling and
implementation issues, and the organizational and behavioral
considerations for supporting group work.  We invite
participation from researchers and practitioners interested
in these issues.

The conference will take place in beautiful Boulder,
Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains.  In addition
to an exciting papers program, plenary speakers include Stan
Deetz, author of _Democracy in an age of corporate
colonization: Developments in=A0 communication and the
politics of everyday life_.

Conference Chair:
Clarence (Skip) Ellis
University of Colorado, Boulder

Program Co-Chairs:
Tom Rodden
Lancaster University

Ilze Zigurs
University of Nebraska, Omaha

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C O N F E R E N C E    P R O G R A M

Sunday Sept 30

Workshops 9:00-5:00

     Track I: Collaborative Editing
     Track II: A Computer Game Virtual Environment for Collaboration

Monday October 1st

Welcome Session 8:30-10:00
     Opening Keynote:
     Prof. STANLEY DEEZ, organizational communications scholar

Morning Break 10:00 -10:30

Paper Session 10:30-12:00


     "Decentralized Ad-Hoc Groupware API and Framework for
     Mobile Collaboration"
     Dominik Buszko, Wei-Hsing Lee, Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal,
     University of Florida

     "A Diary Study of Rendezvousing: Implications for
     Personal, Position-Aware
     Communications for Groups of Mobile Users"
     Martin Colbert, University of Kingston


     "Supporting Self-Regulation of Learning Activities in
     Online Communities of Practice"
     Maarten de Laat, University of Nijmegen
     Frank de Jong, Univ. of Nijmegen & Education Knowledge
     Center,Dutch Police
     Robert Jan Simons, University of Nijmegen

     "Group Formation in Computer-Supported Collaborative
     Martin Wessner, IPSI/GMD
     Hans-R=B8diger Pfister, Knowledge Media Research Center

Lunch 12:00 - 1:30

Paper Session 1:30-3:00


     "Interaction as a Framework for Flexible Workflow
     Havard D. Jorgensen, Norwegian Univ. of Science & Tech.

     "Beyond Workflow Management: Product-Driven Case Handling"
     W.M.P. van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology
     P.J.S. Berens, Pallas Athena

     "Process Descriptions as Organisational Accounting
     Devices: The Dual Use of Workflow Technologies"
     Paul Dourish, University of California Irvine


     "An Integrative Framework for Knowledge Extraction in
     Collaborative Virtual Environments"
     Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau
     Simeon J. Simoff, University of Technology, Sydney

     "Experiencing a Presentation through a Mixed Reality
     Boriana Koleva, Holger Schn=94delbach, Steve Benford and
     Chris Greenhalgh, University of Nottingham

Afternoon Break 3:00-3:30

Panel Session 3:30-5:00

     "Captain Bly and Mister Christian:
     Collaboration on the High Seas of Commerce"

Conference Reception   5:30-7:00

SIGGROUP Members Meeting 7:00-8:00

Tuesday October 1st

Paper Session 8:30-10:00


     "Comparing Modes of Coordination A Comparison Between Oral
     and Artifact Based Coordination"
     Peter H. Carstensen, The IT University of Copenhagen
     Morten Nielsen, Aarhus University, DK

     "Towards an Optimal Resolution to Information Overload:
     An Infomediary Approach"
     Jinwon Ho & Rong Tang, State Univ. of New York at Albany

     "Demonstrational Customization of a Shared Whiteboard to
     Support User-Defined Semantic Relationships among Objects"
     Du Li and Jason Patrao, Texas A&M University


     "Exploration Environments for Groupware Concept and
     Empirical Evaluation"
     Volker Wulf and Bjorn Golombek, GMD-FIT

     "Don't Hang Up on the Telephone Yet!"
     Joanie Connell, Gerald Mendelsohn, Univ of Calif Berkeley
     Richard Robins, University of California, Davis
     John Canny, University of California, Berkeley

     "A Comparison of Observation and Inspection Methods for
     Evaluating Groupware"
     Michelle Potts Steves, Emile Morse, NIST
     Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan
     Saul Greenberg, University of Calgary, Canada

Morning Break 10:00-10:30

Paper Session 10:30-12:00


     "Workflow Performance and Scalability Analysis by Using
     the Layered Queueing Modeling Methodology"
     Kwang-Hoon Kim, Kyonggi University at South Korea
     Clarence A. Ellis, University Colorado at Boulder

     "From Local to Global Coordination: Lessons from
     Software Reuse"
     Rebecca E. Grinter, XEROX PARC

     Session: Social and Relational Effects

     "Social Presence with Video and Application Sharing"
     Erin Bradner and Gloria Mark, Univ of California Irvine

     "Building Boundaries and Negotiating Work at Home"
     Christine Salazar, University of Washington, Tacoma

Lunch 12:00-1:30

Paper Session 1:30-3:00


     "Collaborative Document Monitoring"
     Natalie Glance, WhizBang! Labs
     Jean-Luc Meunier, Pierre Bernard, Damian Arregui, Xerox
     Research Center Europe

     "WWG: a Wide-Area Infrastructure for Group Work"
     Joan Manuel Marques and Leandro Navarro,
     Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya


     "A Team Collaboration Space Supporting Capture and Access
     of Virtual Meetings"
     Werner Geyer, IBM Watson
     Heather Richter, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Ludwin Fuchs, Boeing
     Tom Frauenhofer, IBM Watson
     Shahrokh Daijavad and Steven Poltrock, Boeing

     "Undoing Any Operation in Collaborative Graphics Editing
     David Chen and Chengzheng Sun, Griffith University

Afternoon Break 3:00-3:30

Panel 3:30-5:00
     Plenary Panel

Conference Banquet in evening

Wednesday October 2nd

Paper Session 8:30-10:00


     "When Culture and Style Aren't About Clothes: Perceptions
     of Task Technology 'Fit' in Global Virtual Teams"
     Anne P. Massey, Yu-Ting Caisy Hung, Indiana University
     Mitzi Montoya-Weiss, North Carolina State University
     V. Ramesh, Indiana University

     "Evaluating Expertise Recommendations"
     David W. McDonald, FXPAL

     "Symgroup: Applying Social Agents in a Group Interaction
     Jacques Wainer and Danillo Palacio Braga, Universidade
     Estadual de Campinas


     "Diffusion of a Collaborative Technology Across Distance"
     Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine
     Steven Poltrock, The Boeing Company

     "Safety in Numbers: Calculation and Document Re-Use in
     Knowledge Work"
     Richard Harper, Digital World Research Center
     Rob Procter, University of Edinburgh
     Dave Randall, Manchester Metropolitan University
     Mark Rouncefield, University of Lancaster

     "The Social Web Cockpit Support for Virtual Communities"
     Wolfgang Gr=94ther, Wolfgang Prinz, GMD-FIT

Morning Break 10:00-10:30

Paper Session 10:30-12:00


     "Visual and Spatial Communication and Task Organization
     Using the Visual Knowledge Builder"
     Frank Shipman, Robert Airhart, Haowei Hsieh, Preetam Maloor,
     J. Michael Moore, and Divya Shah,Texas A&M University

     "Effects of Group Task Pressure on Perceptions of Email
     and Face-to-Face Communication Effectiveness"
     E. Vance Wilson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


     "Organizational Adoption and Diffusion of Electronic
     Meeting Systems: A Case Study"
     Bjorn Erik Munkvold, University of New South Wales
     Rob Anson, Boise State University

     "RoamWare: An Integrated Architecture for Seamless Interaction
     In Between Mobile Meetings"
     Mikael Wiberg, Umea University, Sweden

Lunch and Closing 12:00-1:30