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sixgroups co-worked on scientific paper Livecommunity has supported several conferences such as (suspended) OMD, Web 2.0 Expo, or VielMehr. In the follow-up of the VielMehr conference one of the organizers, Dr. Martin C. Kindsmüller, brought up the idea to write a scientific paper for the HCI International 2009. In this paper the application of the Livecommunity as an instant online community (IOC) in the context of a conference should be analyzed. Now, a paper titled Instant Online Communities as a means to foster conferences written by Martin C. Kindmüller, Jan Milz, and Johannes Schmidt is submitted to HCII and is going to be published in the HCII proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Martin C. will present it at HCII which takes place this summer in San Diego, CA, USA.

We start with the introduction of our notion of an instant online community. As mentioned, we further analyze the successful application of the Livecommunity at VielMehr in detail, uncover several shortcomings and sketch appropriate solutions to solve the described issues and to improve the Livecommunity (lessons learned). Finally, we introduce the idea of the Shared Common Subject spreading beyond system boundaries. This spreading which implies the blurring of system boundaries is enabled by IOCs providing backchannel functionality such as the Twitter backchannel of the Livecommunity. We regard this idea which causes a paradigm shift as the (scientific) foundation of our future activities.

Update 10/2009: Jan just published his Diplomarbeit – Instant-Online-Communities @ VielMehr 2008

As mentioned is sponsor of „VielMehr – Interdisziplinäre Fachtagungen“ where one of the key topics is usability. Yesterday was the second day of the conference and we have met many interesting people who gave valuable feedback (some of them through the eyes of usability experts – thanks for the free analyses 😉 ). So we always kept open a browser tab with our bugtracking tool.

We won’t be attending the last two days; there is too much work left for the next release. Of course, we are available via the VielMehr Livestream. Use the following hashtags to send messages into the Livestream via Twitter: #vielmehr08, #vielmehr2008, #vm08.’s Twitter hashtag is #sixgroups. You miss us more? Give us a call +49 40 69 65 93 51 6 🙂

Livecommunity for VielMehr Conference will be sponsor of „VielMehr – Interdisziplinäre Fachtagungen“, an interdisciplinary conference covering „Mensch & Computer“ (human and computer), „DeLFI“ (e-learning), „Cognitive Design“, and „Usability Professionals“. VielMehr is organized by Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), the German Chapter of the ACM (GACM), and the German Chapter of the Usability Professionals‘ Association (GC-UPA). The conference is hosted by the University of Lübeck and the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck and will be held from September 7th to September 10th 2008.

The Livecommunity on will aggregate everything happening on major web 2.0 media services (Twitter, flickr, Technorati, et. al.) related to the conference. Just join the VielMehr community and tag your photos, videos, and blogposts with “vielmehr08” and use the Twitter hashtag #vielmehr08 to make your media appear on the website. We hope to provide a service that will add to the overall experience of the conference and foster communication and interaction among its visitors. The Livecommunity will also close the gap between people who can not attend and the conference event.

As is conference sponsor you can meet us there demonstrating the Livecommunity on September 8th (Hörsaalzentrum, stand 9). See you in Lübeck!