OHSWG news

From: Sigi Reich (sr_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk)
Date: Thu 04 Mar 1999 - 04:17:07 CST

_(fwd link)_Hello everyone,

I just felt that it would need an e-mail to this list after the successful demos, workshops and technical briefing at HT99 in Darmstadt. So here it is:

The Demos

Despite minor technical problems in actually running the demos (such as notebooks lacking memory, etc.) we received much positive feedback and interest. I'd personally also count the CAOS demo (collaborative open spatial hypermedia) as part of the OHSWG's demonstrations and I believe this demo has been very successful as well.

The Tech Briefing

Again, the technical briefing was a great success both in terms of people present and the feedback received (it certainly helped that we got a slot in the main conference program - thanks to Uffe, John, and Jörg!). For those who didn't have a chance to see it, the slides are available as http://www.mmrg.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~sr/ohs/TechBriefHT99/ohswgtbslides.zip (compressed PowerPoint).

The Workshops

Though I personally have been only attending the OHS workshop (which has been yet again very successful!), from what people told me I know that the structural computing workshop has been a success as well. Both workshops have been well attended and there were plenty of interesting position statements/papers (see http://www.aue.auc.dk/~kock/OHS-HT99/ and http://www.daimi.au.dk/~pnuern/sc1/).

It is planned to run both workshops again at the next conference (and BTW: I sort of "volunteered" to plan and organise OHS6); perhaps we might do a joint session to give people the possibility to exchange experiences/results and also express that they both take place under the OHSWG umbrella.

OHSWG .5 meeting

A working group meeting has been proposed to take place in Esbjerg, DK, in September this year; probably right after or before ECSCW (12.-16. Sep.). Uffe volunteered to organise this meeting and will mail further details and suggestions of dates.


Sigi Reich
Multimedia Research Group
Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Bldg. 59 University of Southampton, Southampton S017 1BJ, UK phone +44 (0)1703 59 6505 fax +44 (0) 1703 59 2865 email sr_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk http://www.mmrg.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

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