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Workshop Program

Third International Workshop on
Cooperative Internet Computing
(CIC 2004)

December 12, 2004
Hong Kong, China

held in conjunction with ISPA'04

Organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University

CFP Deadline September 24, 2004

Cooperative computing aims at enabling different parties to work together towards a pre-defined non-trivial goal. In the past few years, the prosperity of cooperative computing has been accelerated by the ubiquity of the Internet and the advent of wireless technologies, giving rise to the new research discipline of Collaborative Internet Computing (CIC). At the same time, we have also witnessed an enormous leap in communication speed/bandwidth. This has opened up a wide range of new cooperative applications that were not feasible in the past. 

 One of the emergent applications is Collaborative Internet Learning (CIL). In recent years, online education has become more and more popular, where the Internet has become a platform for delivering various kinds of courses. Traditional approaches, however, provide a passive and unidirectional learning environment only. Pedagogical studies have revealed that they may not yield the best learning outcome. Recently, researchers have advocated the use of collaborative learning, whereby students work together as a small group toward a common goal, like co-authoring a report or finishing a graphics design work. A critical success factor of collaborative learning is whether the students can interact freely, efficiently, and ubiquitously, so as to coordinate, plan, and help each other. Toward the aim of enhancing learning efficiency, CIC can contribute to the provision of a reliable, efficient, and accessible application middleware platform that can facilitate interaction between the students. With the huge market potential of online education, driven by the move of the world towards a knowledge-based community, we envision CIL to be one of the main foci of research of cooperative computing in the years to come. Therefore, stemming on the success of the previous two workshops on CIC, we organize the third CIC workshop, with a theme on CIL. The one-day workshop will feature papers on both the theoretical and technological aspects of CIC as well as their applications to CIL.

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