Topic: electronic meetings

topics > computer science > systems > Group: coordination system

digital communication
electronic mail

broadcasting information
discussion groups, mail conversations, and teleconferencing
examples of coordination systems
problem solving
shared information for collaborative work
task communication
using hypertext for cooperative work
voice and sound as a user interface


Meetings are an important part of most businesses. They are expensive, particularly if participants travel to the meeting.

Electronic support allows remote attendence, monitored participation, and recorded discussions and decisions.

The war room or command center is a room designed to facilitate decision making. A wall display presents relevant information. Participants may be connected with voice loops

Publish and subscribe automatically distributes information to interested parties. Presence systems keep track of participants location and status. Electronic voting and collaboration systems assist with reaching consensus. (cbb 3/07)

Subtopic: distributed meeting up

Quote: problems with distributed meetings -- poor audio quality, misunderstandings, could not identify speaker [»yankN11_2004]
Quote: most distributed meetings involved a conference room and additional participants in dispersed locations [»yankN11_2004]
Quote: Meeting Central facilitates distributed meetings by showing who is present, who is speaking, who wants to speak, huh?/yea!, simple voting, too loud/soft, mute, and whisper [»yankN11_2004]

Subtopic: war room up

Quote: use war room for highly interdependent, dynamic teams; everyone monitors information both visually and aurally [»markG6_2002]

Subtopic: face-to-face meetings up

Quote: Colab for small, face-to-face meetings; improve effectiveness and study effect of computer tools [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: simultaneous, real-time interaction needed for tasks such as crisis handling [»sariS10_1985]
Quote: Colab helps with meetings which are the way most organizations work [»stefM1_1987]

Subtopic: collaboration up

Quote: control of meetings is socially mediated; any user can start presenting; do not use states and roles [»yankN11_2004]

Subtopic: presence up

Quote: distributed groupware must describe the social world, i.e., who is on the system and what they are doing [»ackeMS6_1996]

Subtopic: publish-subscribe up

Quote: use electronic meeting room and publish-subscribe spreadsheets for collaborative, space mission proposals; good predictions [»markG6_2002]

Subtopic: brainstorming up

Quote: Cognoter in Colab for preparing a presentation outline; determining content and organization [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: during brainstorming in Cognoter, users write catchwords and supporting text; may move items but can't delete them [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: during ordering phase of Cognoter, verbal interaction followed by individual assignments; eventually lose track of other's progress [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: third phase of Cognoter used to finish the presentation; review, reorganize, eliminate [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: phases of an Argnoter meeting in Colab: proposing, arguing, evaluating [»stefM1_1987]
Quote: disputes about design proposals from owned positions, unstated assumptions, unstated criteria; Argnoter clarifies these [»stefM1_1987]

Subtopic: electronic voting up

Quote: EIES provides nine different Delphi-like voting scales; efficient discovery of consensus [»hiltSR7_1985]
Quote: remote electronic voting does not work for public elections; too many insecure facilities/programs and too little scrutiny [»rubiAD12_2002]

Subtopic: collaborative editing up

Quote: undo a group edit by transposing the inverse operation to the original location in the history buffer [»sunC12_2000]

Subtopic: examples up

Quote: COM is a computer-assisted teleconferencing system
Quote: implement a liveboard with multiple PDAs controlling a PC's keyboard and mouse [»myerBA11_1998]
Quote: Meeting Central is a prototype suite of collaboration tools for distributed meetings; minimalist, scalable design [»yankN11_2004]
Quote: survey of distributed meeting effectiveness; validated against trouble tickets [»yankN11_2004]

Subtopic: meetings not helpful up

Quote: meetingless inspections finds more defects than those with meetings

Related Topics up

Group: digital communication   (11 topics, 296 quotes)
Group: electronic mail   (12 topics, 170 quotes)
Group: organizations   (19 topics, 439 quotes)

Topic: broadcasting information (18 items)
Topic: discussion groups, mail conversations, and teleconferencing (29 items)
Topic: examples of coordination systems (23 items)
Topic: problem solving (32 items)
Topic: shared information for collaborative work (36 items)
Topic: task communication (49 items)
Topic: using hypertext for cooperative work (9 items)
Topic: voice and sound as a user interface
(26 items)

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