The Mobile Conference Information System. Unleashing academic conferences with wireless mobile computing

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Abstract

Wireless mobile computing promises to usher in the next major paradigm in personal computing. Hand-held computers in particular are truly portable and they are becoming increasingly capable of meeting most users' computing needs. In this paper, we outline a vision for deploying wireless mobile computing technology within the realm of professional conferences by creating the Mobile Conference Information System (MCIS). With detailed descriptions of applications and hypothetical usage scenarios, we describe how the system can be used to access conference information, to network people and to enhance common conference services. We also describe several constraints, limitations and challenges with this concept, and we suggest how these problems can be overcome. The MCIS dramatically changes how conferences are managed and enhances the experiences of the attendees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages674-681
Number of pages8
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Print)0769514359
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 10 2002

Other

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

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Keywords

  • Application software
  • Computer applications
  • Conference management
  • Costs
  • Handheld computers
  • Hardware
  • Home computing
  • Information systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Portable computers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Okoli, C., Jessup, L. M., Ives, B., & Valacich, J. S. (2002). The Mobile Conference Information System. Unleashing academic conferences with wireless mobile computing. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 2002-January, pp. 674-681). [993948] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2002.993948