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Name of Collaboratory :

 

Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the Grid (CoAKTinG)

 
 

URL :

  http://www.aktors.org/coakting/  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
Completed   Start Date : 2002 End Date : 2004 Info Last Updated : Thu, Dec 9 2010 2:01am PST
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Infrastructure Development  
 

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

   
 

Domain(s) :

  MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCES >Computer Science >Information Science and Systems  
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

The CoAKTinG project's objective is to advance the state of the art in collaborative mediated spaces for distributed e-Science through the novel application of advanced knowledge technologies, such as:

Ontologies to enhance multi-modal and multi-media time phased group discussions and problem solving
Knowledge-based planning and task support to enhance issue-based process/activity discussions
Scholarly discourse and argumentation to enhance collaborative meeting structures
Presence and visualisation to enhance group peripheral awareness at a distance

In particular, the project aims to support e-Science collaboration by integrating and demonstrating the utility of tools and techniques developed at the three partner institutions. These will be used alongside current Grid collaboration tools such as the Access Grid and VRVS.

As part of the project, the CoAKTinG tools have been deployed and enhanced in support of several scenarios, including e-Response, Combechem, and Mars exploration.
The CoAKTinG project has made a significant impact, leading to funding on two new follow-on projects:

Co-OPR: Collaborative Operations for Personnel Recovery
Memetic: Meeting Memory Technologies Informing Collaboration

 
 

Access to Instruments :

  All of their tools are open source.  
 

Access to Information Resources :

   
 

Access to People as Resources :

   
 

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

 
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
 
 
 

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

 
 
 
Organizations with Funded Participants:
 
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
University of Edinburgh
   School of Informatics - University of Edinburgh
      Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI)
8
Intelligent task-oriented messaging, collaborative planning, and issue, activity and constraint management using I-X Process Panels and the ‹I-N-C-A› model.
University of Southampton
   School of Electronics and Computer Science (University of Southampton)
      Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group (IAM Group)
8
Ontological multimedia meeting mark-up, replay and navigation, building on the HyStream project. Further developed, and available, as a part of the Memetic project.
Open University
   Knowledge Media Institute (KMI)
6
Peripheral awareness of the online presence, availability, attributes and location of colleagues, documents and devices with BuddySpace. Real time conversational mapping of meetings, providing shared visual focus and group memory capture using Compendium.
 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS:
22
 

Notes on Participants/Organizations:

   
     
 
 

Communications Technology Used :

  Intelligent task-oriented messaging, collaborative planning, and issue, activity and constraint management using I-X Process Panels and the ‹I-N-C-A› model.

Peripheral awareness of the online presence, availability, attributes and location of colleagues, documents and devices with BuddySpace.

Real time conversational mapping of meetings, providing shared visual focus and group memory capture using Compendium.

Ontological multimedia meeting mark-up, replay and navigation, building on the HyStream project.
Further developed, and available, as a part of the Memetic project.
 
 

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