Emerging Technologies from IBM Research for Mobile Workers
by Jennifer Lai
Wednesday, October 13, 2004, 13:00pm - Wednesday, October 13, 2004, 14:00pm
This talk will include a presentation of several emerging technologies from IBM Research related to supporting the way knowledge workers work today including:
- MySpace, a web portal solution that supports personalized, role-based access to aplications through an interactive visualization of the physical space. MySpace combines localization information for colleagues, rooms and devices while aggregating data from various sources through a novel and simplified interface.
- BlueSpace, often dubbed the "office-of-the-future", designed to resolve the most difficult problems faced by knowledge workers in open-plan environments. It addresses the critical issue of workers' loss of control over both their environment and interruptions.
- e-PIM, a multimodal productivity application that combines visual output on a cell phone screen with natural language understanding technologies (speech recognition and synthesis) and text input to give mobile workers anytime/anywhere access to their email, and calendar.
- Findings from studies conducted with these prototypes as well highlighting some of the important research issues that have emerged from IBM research's work.