Intelligent workflow techniques for distributed group facilitation

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages597-605
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Print)769514359
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Title35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
PlaceUnited States
CityBig Island
Period7 - 10 January 2002

Abstract

Distributed group facilitation techniques are becoming a necessity because many of the face-to-face facilitation techniques are no longer suitable in a distributed environment. Although the concept of distributed group facilitation was proposed a decade ago, few distributed facilitation techniques have been successfully employed in the real world. We propose a new method of automating distributed facilitation functions that is built on the workflow management paradigm and intelligent agent techniques. Our research goal is to develop an open and flexible environment that allows easy configuration of facilitation techniques to fit various business contexts. In this paper, we develop the concepts of process monitoring and control for distributed group facilitation, establish the basic principles of distributed facilitation support, and illustrate the design of a prototype system in the context of the EasyWinWin requirements negotiation method.

Research Area(s)

  • Automatic control, Computer networks, Computer vision, Control systems, Distributed control, Humans, Intelligent agent, Process control, Prototypes, Software agents

Citation Format(s)

Intelligent workflow techniques for distributed group facilitation. / Zhao, J. L.; Nunamaker, J. F.; Briggs, R. O.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 2002-January IEEE Computer Society, 2002. p. 597-605 993940.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review