How About a MATe for Awareness in Teams

Lukas Ruge, Martin Christof Kindsmüller, Jörg Cassens, Michael Herczeg


While guests in the office or a phone call can be pleasant sur-
prises, in the wrong moment they may be disrupting a time of focused
work and concentration. A lack of coordination between colleagues at
the work place can lead to unwanted interruptions and result in an inef-
ficient and unpleasant workplace. MATe (Mate for Awareness in Teams)
is a pervasive, ambient intelligent computing framework charged with
the task of preventing unwanted interruptions and improving social in-
teraction at the workplace of knowledge workers. We present a survey of
employees at a university in order to identify the attitudes of knowledge
workers towards interruptions as well as their opinions on a pervasive
system surveying and analyzing their behavior. Based on the results of
this survey a prototype has been developed using an ontology written in
OWL as a knowledge representation and logic-based reasoning to infer
the users’ status and interruptibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of MRC 2011, Modeling and Reasoning in Context, 7th International Workshop at CONTEXT 2011
Number of pages69
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe, Germany
Publication date01.09.2011
ISBN (Print)978-161584137-0
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2011
Event9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2009 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 08.06.200913.06.2009


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