EventManager is a tool that supports peripheral awareness by enabling users to be notified when events of interest take place within their workplace environment. Our initial implementation of the tool allows users to specify events based on people and their locations within the physical environment, e.g., the event of Joe entering his office. We describe the context of the environment in which the tool is used, the event specification language, the features embodied in the interfaces and some potential extensions for future versions of the tool.
This presentation was given at the Second International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC2000), which evolved into the UbiComp conference series. The paper associated with this presentation can be found here: http://interrelativity.com/joe/publications/EventManager-HUC2000-abstract.html