January 14th
9:10-10:40Paper Presentation: Multimedia Books
11:00-12:30Paper Presentation: Collaboration for Guidance
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-15:00Paper Presentation: Tools for Children
15:20-16:50Paper Presentation: Education Environment (1)
17:00-18:30Paper Presentation: Social, Cultural and Organizational Aspects
January 15th
9:00-11:00Joint Session with "First Workshop on Field Informatics" at Kyoto University
Keynote Talk: The Language Grid for Intercultural Collaboration, Toru Ishida
Panel: Computers for Children over the World
11:20-12:50Paper Presentation: Education Environment (2)
12:50-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-16:00Paper Presentation: Multimedia for Collaboration
16:20-18:20Paper Presentation: Programming and Network Environments
19:00-20:00Social Event: Pipe organ concert at the Cathédrale with Dominique Proust
20:00-22:00Social Event: Banquet
January 16th
9:00-10:00Keynote Talk by Wendy E. Mackay
10:30-17:00Special Session: Squeak Party
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
14:00-15:00Social Event: Guided Visit to Museum
20:30-22:00Special Session in French
Wendy E. Mackay, Thierry Pasquier

Keynote Speakers

Keynote talks will be given on January 15th as a joint session with the "First Workshop on Field Informatics," which will be held at Kyoto University, Japan.

The Language Grid for Intercultural Collaboration (on video conference)
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan

To increase the accessibility and usability of online language services, this talk proposes the language grid to create composite language services for various intercultural collaborative works. The language grid is called "horizontal," when the grid connects the standard languages, or "vertical," when the grid combines the language services generated by communities. Even though language resources will become easy to use, we still lack a complete understanding of how machine translation affects collaboration. Using a machine translation embedded chat system, we investigated eight pairs from three different language communities, China, Korea, and Japan, working on referential tasks in their shared second language (English) and in their native languages. The result reveals further research issues on machine translation mediated collaboration.
Participatory Design: Within and across disciplines
Wendy E. Mackay, INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique En Automatique), France

Designing interactive systems requires diverse expertise from scientific, engineering and design disciplines, as well as input from users. This talk describes how we use participatory design to help the design team and users collaborate and communicate effectively with each other, throughout the design process. We use various hands- on techniques, often involving video, to find out about users, generate new ideas, create prototypes and evaluate them. The talk illustrates this approach with examples from the interLiving project, which explored a range of interactive communication appliances that help distributed families to stay in touch.

Preliminary Program

Opening, 09:00-09:10, January 14th

Multimedia Books, 09:10-10:40, January 14th

  1. Sophie - The future of reading,
    Michael Rüger, Bob Stein, Dan Visel
  2. SophieScript - Active Content in Multimedia Documents,
    Jens Lincke, Robert Hirschfeld, Michael Rüger, Maic Masuch
  3. SophieServer: The Future of Reading,
    Robert Hirschfeld, Michael Haupt, Michael Rueger, Patrick Bruenn, Ronny Esterluss, Norman Holz, Kerstin Knebel, and Robert Timm

Collaboration for Guidance, 11:00-12:30, January 14th

  1. Collaborative Guidance System using Multiple Gaze History and Shared Photograph Collection,
    Rieko Kadobayashi and Azman Osman Lim
  2. Navigating Users Based on Estimation of Interest Vectors with Utility Function,
    Fumiko Harada, Yosuke Nakagawa, Hisashi Ishii, Hiroyuki Yamahara, and Hiromitsu Shimakawa
  3. Information Sharing by Evacuee Collaboration for Assured Evacuation under Lack of Power Supply,
    Hisashi Ishii, Fumiko Harada and Hiromitsu Shimakawa

Tools for Children, 13:30-15:00, January 14th

  1. iiSTOA: Artefacts for mathematical interactive learning exercises,
    Hilaire Fernandes Thibault Carron Stéphane Ducasse
  2. Children as active partners: strategies for collaboration in spatial tasks through Virtual Worlds,
    Filipe Santos ; Benjamim Fonseca ; Leonel Morgado ; Paulo Martins
  3. Evaluation, Training and Measurement System for Autistic Children,
    Mehmet Karaboncuk, Mehmet Tansel Ersavas

Education Environment (1), 15:20-16:50, January 14th

  1. User-driven design of a flexible distance education environment – rationale, lessons learned and future implications,
    Magnus Löfstrand, Mathias Johanson
  2. Graphical Tutoring of Message Passing to Promote Understanding of Java Framework,
    Atsuko Ueno, Hiroshi Taguchi, and Hiromitsu Shimakawa
  3. Promoting Acquisition of Programming Skills by Reuse of Active Diagrams,
    Hiroshi Taguchi, Fumiko Harada, Hiromitsu Shimakawa

Social, Cultural and Organizational Aspects, 17:00-18:30, January 14th

  1. Toward a Model for Collaborative Gerontechnology: Connecting Elders and their Caregivers,
    Benay Dara-Abrams
  2. Effects of Cultural Differences on Trust Reparation in a Computer Mediated Communication Setting,
    Shantanu Pai and Susan Gasson
  3. Virtual Organization: An Overview,
    Mohammad Reza Nami

Joint Session with "First Workshop on Field Informatics" at Kyoto University

  1. Keynote Talk: The Language Grid for Intercultural Collaboration
    Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
  2. Panel: Computers for Children over the World

Education Environment (2), 11:20-12:50, January 15th

  1. Remote Opportunities: A Rethinking and Retooling,
    Yağız Onat Yazir, Katherine Gunion, Christopher Pearson, Celina Gibbs, Anthony Estey, Steven Lonergan, Yvonne Coady
  2. Collaborators Search System in CSCL environment,
    Yacine Lafifi, Tahar Bensebaa, Alima Mérabti, Khadidja Bouhalit
  3. Construction of an Entailment Ontology for Enhancing Comprehension of Search Results inside e-Learning Materials,
    Nimit Pattanasri, Katsumi Tanaka

Multimedia for Collaboration, 14:00-16:00, January 15th

  1. New Metaphors for Multimedia Authoring Environments,
    Christine Strothotte and Carola Zwick
  2. MediaDART: a decentralized framework for sharing multimedia content,
    Maurizio Agelli and Orlando Murru
  3. The Group Mapping for Developing Collaborative 3D Blog System,
    Azman Osman Lim and Rieko Kadobayashi
  4. A Map-Based Approach for Visualization of Information Exchange in Town Area,
    Shogo Noguchi and Hideyuki Takada

Programming and Network Environments, 16:20-18:20, January 15th

  1. V-Toys: an experiment in adding visual tiles to EToys,
    Pierre-André Dreyfuss, Serge Stinckwich
  2. Toward A More Scalable End-User Scripting Language,
    Alessandro Warth, Takashi Yamamiya, Yoshiki Ohshima and Scott Wallace
  3. Generating Skip Delaunay Network for P2P Geocasting,
    Shinji Tsuboi, Tomoteru Oku, Masaaki Ohnishi, Shinichi Ueshima
  4. Networking Technologies in the Developing World,
    Marc Fiuczynski, Rick McGeer, Jack Brassil, Larry Peterson and David P. Reed

Keynote Talk, 09:00-10:00, January 16th

  1. Wendy E. Mackay

Squeak Party

On January 16th, Squeak Party is organized as a part of this conference. Please visit for details.

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