A Gestures and Freehand Writing Interaction Based Electronic Meeting Support System with Handhelds

  • Gustavo Zurita
  • Nelson Baloian
  • Felipe Baytelman
  • Mario Morales
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4275)


In this work, we present an Electronic Meeting Support system for handhelds. The design principles applied for developing the system are aimed to help reduce the problems associated with having a small size screen to interact with. The human-handheld interaction is based only in gestures and freehand writing, avoiding the need of widgets and virtual keyboards. The content of the generated documents are organized as concept maps, which gives more flexibility to reorganize and merge the contributions of the meeting attendees. Our system is based on handhelds interconnected with an ad-hoc wireless network. The system architecture is a peer-to-peer one, avoiding the need of central repositories thus allowing meetings to take place anywhere.


Heuristic Evaluation Content Page Group Support System Meeting Attendee Virtual Keyboard 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Zurita
    • 1
  • Nelson Baloian
    • 2
  • Felipe Baytelman
    • 1
  • Mario Morales
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information System and Management of the Economy and Businesses SchoolUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the University of ChileSantiagoChile

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