Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm Wednesday, October 19th, 1994
Location: Gold Room, 2nd Floor
The search for more effective ways to store, locate, retrieve, manipulate, and share networked information has engendered a shift toward explicit representations of knowledge. The workshop will consider how this emergent paradigm relates to the W3 technology needed to support wide-area and large-scale collaboration and cooperative computing. Participation is not limited to researchers actively working in the area; application developers, domain specialists, and potential consumers are encouraged to participate.
A key aim of the workshop is to establish structures within the W3 Consortium for continuing development of the World-Wide Web as a foundation for wide-area collaboration.
InterNotes: Global Access to Notes Documents and Applications
Lotus Development Corp.
If you plan to attend the workshop or wish submit a statement of interest, please register a position abstract.
Hypertext Discussion: A WIT structure for collaboration and cooperative computing has been established for people interested in this workshop to discuss the issues. We would like to see this structure capture a representative range of important applications and promising directions for development. By the time we arrive at the workshop, everyone will have the important questions and proposals in mind.
Evolve a Coherent Structure: We have supplied some starting points but you are welcome to create new hierarchies. If at all possible, we strongly encourage you to first try fitting your position statements or reflections within an existing category. Even if the categories feel a bit awkward, building on existing categories will increase the density of the structure, and make it much easier for other people to find what you have to say.
Differentiate Categories: In the initial structure, we used two levels of structure as categories, i.e. topic and proposal. Consequently, the first level of Agree-Disagree below proposal should be used either to further differentiate categories (recursive subcategorization) or to register a position abstract on your research, application, or interest area. Please use agree, whenever you are extending the category system downwards rather than actually agreeing or disagreeing with a proposition.
If the earlier experiments last summer with WIT were a test of how this kind of system might be used by non-specialists, the current round may show how well experts can use typed links. In any event, we will have a concrete, shared experience that can motivate exactly how these systems should be improved. See you in Chicago!
John C. Mallery