A Cooperative Visual Hypermedia Approach to Planning and Conducting Virtual Meetings

  • Weigang Wang
  • Jörg M. Haake
  • Jessica Rubart
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2440)


Most distributed meeting support systems focus on meeting management and audio/video communication mechanisms. They provide little support for a flexible meeting process and a shared information space with structure-rich visual artifacts. In this work, a cooperative visual hypermedia system is developed to provide visual hypermedia artifacts for team members to manipulate in a distributed meeting. The visual hypermedia system is a hypermedia-based drawing system that integrates visual hypermedia artifacts and structures found in multiple hypertext domains. In addition, the visual hypermedia is integrated with process support for flexible meeting control and for easy setup of audio/video and application sharing communication channels. A use cases is presented, which shows that using the cooperative visual hypermedia, distributed teams can perform many kinds of meetings, in the meantime, enjoying dedicated support for the planning, control, information management, and follow- up activities of a distributed meeting.


Cooperative hypermedia visual hypermedia process support distributed meeting support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weigang Wang
    • 1
  • Jörg M. Haake
    • 2
  • Jessica Rubart
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems (IPSI)DarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Computer Science VI Informatikzentrum Universitaetsstr. 1FernUniversitaet HagenGermany
  3. 3.go4teams GmbHDarmstadtGermany

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