The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration

Nik Nailah Binti Abdullah, Shinichi Honiden

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Abstract

This paper is case study concerning computer scientists collaborating during an actual European Union scientific project on the instant messaging (i.e., IM). The goal of the case study is to understand what are the functions of the IM for the collaborators and how do they use those functions! Chat logs between the two collaborators were retrieved from the period of 7 months (i.e., 193 days). Based on the chat logs, we narrow down to particular events. A qualitative and semantic analysis was performed on the selected events. Results obtained showed that the function of the IM and how the collaborators used those functions was tied to the collaborator's role, experiences and project events. This paper discusses the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008
Pages273-278
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008 - Innsbruck
Duration: 2008 Mar 172008 Mar 19

Other

Other3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008
CityInnsbruck
Period08/3/1708/3/19

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Semantics
European Union

Keywords

  • Activity theory
  • Distributed scientific collaboration
  • Human computer interaction
  • Instant messaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Abdullah, N. N. B., & Honiden, S. (2008). The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration. In Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008 (pp. 273-278)

The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration. / Abdullah, Nik Nailah Binti; Honiden, Shinichi.

Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008. 2008. p. 273-278.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdullah, NNB & Honiden, S 2008, The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration. in Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008. pp. 273-278, 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008, Innsbruck, 08/3/17.
Abdullah NNB, Honiden S. The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration. In Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008. 2008. p. 273-278
Abdullah, Nik Nailah Binti ; Honiden, Shinichi. / The what and how of IM functions in distributed scientific collaboration. Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008. 2008. pp. 273-278
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