Research at TECFA

Distributed Cognitive Systems

Human Computer Interaction

ACCUS Assitant
Improving the ergonomics and designing on-line documentation for aa geostatistical packages developed by FSS consultants for ELF Aquitaine. (Private funding, on-going project)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg & Cyril Roiron

Help desks
Analysing the functionning of help desks in various swiss companies. (ongoing Master Thesis). Contact: Cyril Roiron

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning / Work

Grounding in multi-modal computer-supported collaboration: how two people build a shared solution in a MOO enriched with a whiteboard. (NSF project ended november 1996)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg

Semi-structured Interfaces and Problem Solving
Effect of using sentence openers on peer interaction for a scheduling task. (Master Thesis ended october 1996).
Contact: Patrick Jermann

Spatial Coordination in a Virtual Space
How does the MOO support the coordination by providing spatial awareness. (Master Thesis ended october 1996).
Contact : Lydia Montandon

The role of Virtual Space and Awareness in Collaborative Interaction
A comparative study of problem solving in a single versus multiple rooms and of the effects of location pointing and gaze awareness tools. (NSF project submitted october 1997)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg

Cooperative Writing
Study the role of author-reader collaboration in technical writing. (Master Thesis ended october 1997).
Contact: Sandrine Tognotti

Learning in Humans and Machines. Task Force 5: Collaborative learning
Multidisciplinary research program on collaborative learning in psychology and computer science. (European Science Foundation, ongoing)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg

Study the regulation of the interaction amongst peers in a problem solving task. Does the presentation of a graphical feed-back influence the interaction ? (ongoing PhD project).
Contact: Patrick Jermann

Learning & Collaboration with Artificial Agents

Implementation of a learning environment including pedagogical agents based on Artificial Intelligence techniques. (NSF Project, ended 1994)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg

Implicit Coordination in Distributed Systems
Implementing artificial agents on the MOO on the basis of the empirical findings of the BOOTNAP Project. (NSF funded cooperation with eastern countries)
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg

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