JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 14(17): 2840-2858, doi: 10.3217/jucs-014-17-2840
Authoring Social-aware Tasks on Active Spaces
expand article infoRoberto F. Arroyo, Miguel Gea, José Luis Garrido§, Pablo Haya|, Rosa M. Carro|
‡ Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain§ University of Granada, Granada, Spain| Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Social-aware computing is an emerging trend based on ubiquitous computing technologies and collaborative work. A successful design demands a better understanding of group tasks, adaptation mechanisms and support for dynamic changes in a nomadic computing paradigm. This paper proposes the use of a hypermedia model to describe and support group activities in intelligent environments. The resulting system integrates adaptive context-aware information on the basis of user/group models in order to provide a structured access to dynamic task scheduling. In particular, we propose the use of the calendar metaphor as an ongoing connection between active spaces and collaborative tasks. This proposal provides the appropriate support for an easier human coordination to achieve common objectives in blended learning scenarios, and thus, extending authoring social tasks to physical spaces.
Hypermedia Authoring, Collaboration, Ambient Intelligence, Active Spaces, Task Scheduling, Social-aware computing