Connect-U: A System for Enhancing Social Networking

  • Martin Atzmueller
  • Kay Behrenbruch
  • Axel Hoffmann
  • Mark Kibanov
  • Bjoern-Elmar Macek
  • Christoph Scholz
  • Hendrik Skistims
  • Matthias Söllner
  • Gerd Stumme
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Abstract

The application of ubiquitous and social computational systems shows a rapidly increasing trend in our everyday environments: Enhancing social interactions and communication in both online and real-world settings is an important issue in a broad range of application contexts. This chapter describes the development of ubiquitous and social software for enhancing social networking. The Connect-U demonstrator features a class of such applications. In particular, it comprises the Conferator and MyGroup applications for enabling smarter social interactions in the context of conferences and working groups. We describe the applied socio-technical design process, and discuss experiences and lessons learned.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Atzmueller
    • 1
  • Kay Behrenbruch
    • 2
  • Axel Hoffmann
    • 3
  • Mark Kibanov
    • 1
  • Bjoern-Elmar Macek
    • 1
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 1
  • Hendrik Skistims
    • 4
  • Matthias Söllner
    • 3
  • Gerd Stumme
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge and Data EngineeringKassel UniversityKasselGermany
  2. 2.Human-Machine Systems EngineeringKassel UniversityKasselGermany
  3. 3.Information SystemsKassel UniversityKasselGermany
  4. 4.Constitutionally Compatible Technology DesignKassel UniversityKasselGermany

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