Web-Based System for Supporting Participation in International Conferences
To participate in an international conference, we must complete a series of tasks in accordance with the conference schedule. However, graduate students and researchers who have little or no experience of international conferences often have many difficulties in doing this. We propose a system to support their participation in international conferences. Our proposed system combines three functionalities, knowledge management, workflow management, and schedule management, and it takes advantages of several Web services. Our system associates knowledge, which is composed from the results and deliverables of performed tasks and related know-how, email messages sent by users, and their Web-search histories, with the tasks of conference workflows. In addition, when a workflow is created, the system adds important dates of the conference to the user’s Web calendar. We built a prototype system and confirmed that it works properly.
KeywordsInternational conference Participation support Web Knowledge sharing Workflow
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