Intelligent workflow techniques for distributed group facilitation

J. L. Zhao, J. F. Nunamaker, R. O. Briggs

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
EditorsRalph H. Sprague
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages597-605
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0769514359
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island
Period1/7/021/10/02

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zhao, J. L., Nunamaker, J. F., & Briggs, R. O. (2002). Intelligent workflow techniques for distributed group facilitation. In R. H. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 (pp. 597-605). [993940] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2002-January). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2002.993940