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Second International Workshop on Cooperative Buildings
Integrating Information, Organizations, and Architecture

Pittsburgh, USA
October 1 - 2, 1999

Organized by

Carnegie Mellon University and the German National Research Center for Information Technology
(GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH)

in cooperation with

German Computer Science Society / Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) special interest groups / technical committee
2.3 Human Factors in Computing
2.3.1 Software-Ergonomics
4.9.1 Hypertext-/media Systems
5.14 CSCW in Organizations
European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)
American Institute of Architecture

Workshop Venue
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Registration Information
Early registration fee: $220.00 US
Fee after September 1st: $270.00 US
Student fee: $100.00 US
Financial aid is available for students, please contact conference co-chairs.

The registration fee includes:

- attendance at all sessions
- one copy of the proceedings
- refreshments in breaks during workshop
- lunch meals on both workshop days
- evening reception in the Carnegie Museum of Art

Please make your hotel reservations soon, as reserved rooms are only guaranteed until September 17, 1999.

Social event Friday, October 1, 1999
An evening reception will be held in the Carnegie Museum of Art Hall of Sculpture.
(fee is included in workshop registration)

Will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as:
Streitz, N., Siegel, J., Hartkopf, V., Konomi, S. (Eds.),
Cooperative Buildings - Integrating Information, Organizations, and Architecture. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop (CoBuild'99)
LNCS 1670. Springer: Heidelberg.

Your copy of the CoBuild'99 proceedings will be distributed at the opening of the Workshop and is included in your registration fee.

There will be a chance to purchase a copy of the proceedings of the previous Workshop:
Streitz, N., Konomi, S., Burkhardt, H.-J. (Eds.)
Cooperative Buildlings - Integrating Information, Organization, and Architecture.
Proceedings of the First International Workshop (CoBuild'98).
LNCS 1370, Springer: Heidelberg.

If you want to purchase a CoBuild'98 copy, please indicate this on your registration form.


Friday, October 1

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 10:30 Opening Session
Opening and Welcome

Keynote Speech
A Time for Talk and a Time for Silence
Herbert A. Simon
(Richard King Mellon University Professor of Computer Science and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences)

Abstact and biographical information

10:30 - 10:45 Short break

10:45 - 12:15 Session 1: Integrated Workplace Design & Architecture
Boeing Operations Fleet Support: A Case Study in Integrated Workplace Design
R. Hunt (Barclay Dean Interiors, Bellevue, USA), S. E. Poltrock (The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA)

The GSA Adaptable Workplace Laboratory
V. Hartkopf, V. Loftness, A. Aziz, S. R. Lee (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)

The Collaborative Building: Mediating Between Climate and Interior Quality
V. Loftness, V. Hartkopf, S. Lee, A. Mahdavi, P. Mathew, J. Shankavaram, A. Aziz
(Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Critical Technologies
Passage: Physical Transportation of Digital Information for Cooperative Buildings
S. Konomi, C. Müller-Tomfelde, N. Streitz (GMD-IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

Complex Construction Kits for Coupled Real and Virtual Engineering Workspaces
W. F. Bruns (Bremen University, Bremen, Germany)

Bringing the Marks on a Whiteboard to Electonic Life
E. Saund (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, USA)

15:00 - 16:00 Long Break with System Demonstrations and Posters in parallel
A Swivel Chair as an Input Device
M. Cohen (University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan)

Progress of MUSE (Making User Friendly Spaces):
A Context-Aware Assistant for Orientation
M. Halkia, J. Solari (Starlab Research Laboratories, Zaventem, Belgium)

Design of the Swisshouse:
A Physical/Virtual Cooperative Workspace
J. Huang, M. Waldvogel, S. Lertsithichai (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA )

Virtual Reality as a design tool for building design
Peter Fröst (Malmoe University College, Malmoe, Sweden)

16:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Meeting & Conferencing Environments
Meeting Capture in a Media Enriched Conference Room
P. Chiu, A. Kapuskar, L. Wilcox (FX Palo Alto Lab, Palo Alto, USA), S. Reitmeier (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Going Public: Collaborative Systems Design for Multidisciplinary Conversations
C. Geisler, E. H. Rogers, J. Tobin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA)

The Studio: Reflections and Issues Arising
M. Robinson, S. Pekkola (University of Jyvaeskylae, Jyvaeskylae, Finland)

19:00 Evening Event Reception in the Carnegie Museum of Art Hall of Sculpture

Saturday, October 2

9:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Infrastructure
OWL: An Object-Oriented Framework for Intelligent Home and Office Applications
B. Brügge, R. Pfleghar, T. Reicher
(Technical University München, München, Germany)

Predator: A Distributed Location Service and Example Applications
J. N. Weatherall, A. Hopper (Cambridge University and AT&T Laboratories,
Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Matching Information and Ambient Media
A. Schmidt, H.-W. Gellersen, M. Beigl
(University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)

10:30 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 11:50 Session 5: Methodology and Empirical Studies
Observing cognitive work in offices
S. Lahlou (EDF R&D Division, Clamart Cedex, France)

Measuring work factors: A case study to identify relationships among work activities, styles and an environment
M. Sakamaki, F. Ikeda (NTT DATA Corporation, Tokyo, Japan), S. Takada, K. Nakakoji (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan)

11:50 - 13:15 Lunch

13:15 - 14:25 Session 6: Networked Home Environments
Video Mediated Communication for Domestic Environments — Architectural and Technological Design
S. Junestrand, K. Tollmar (Royal Instutite of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

The Aware Home: A Living Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing Research (short paper)
C. D. Kidd, G. D. Abowd, C. G. Atkeson, I. A. Essa, B. MacIntyre, E. Mynatt, T. E. Starner (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)

The Importance of Homes in Technology Research (discussant paper)

D. Hindus (Interval Research Corporation, Palo Alto, USA)

14:25 - 14:45 Short Break

14:45 - 16:00 Session 7: Panel Discussion
Cooperative Buildings: Progress and Challenges
Chair: Norbert Streitz (GMD-IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

Larry Leifer (Stanford Learning Laboratory, Stanford, USA)
Tom Moran (Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, USA)
Jack Tanis (Steelcase, Grand Rapids, USA)

16:00 - 17:00 Closing Session
Closing Keynote
Quiet Architecture
Malcolm McCullough
(Visiting Associate Professor, School of Architecture & School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University)

Biographical information

Call for proposals to organize CoBuild 2000