The CSCL 2005 conference provides an "Ask the Author"
system for audiences and authors, so that traditional
academic conference can be extended to include
(a) Pre-Conference: Web-based Discussion (audience will
ask author questions about the paper)
(b) During-Conference: Wireless and Mobile Support for
(c) Post-Conference: Web-Based Discussion.
This is the url -
for Web-Based Discussion. We have provided different
threads for each paper and users can go into these
"rooms" and post questions.
1. The CSS allows first authors to provide a digital
copy of their papers for others to download. Other than
this, the authors can also post information and upload
multimedia content (pictures, movie files) to further
complement their work. Users can post questions or
comments to the authors.
2. We are thinking of using the system during the
conference both in auditorium and room A02. The audience
can post questions to the presenter using their mobile
device. We will also be providing both Tablet PCs and
Pocket PCs during the session.