Optimizing meeting scheduling in collaborative mobile systems through distributed voting

Ville Antila, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Ville Könönen

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    Abstract

    Decision making through distributed voting can help automate routine-like collaborative tasks. In this paper we concentrate on how distributed voting strategies can be used for scheduling meetings in mobile and pervasive environments. Our work focuses on optimizing the meeting scheduling result for each participant in a mobile team by using user-specific preferences and information available on their devices. This negotiation is done in a distributed manner directly between the peers. In this paper we describe different approaches for the decision making strategy involving voting theory to balance out the different user preferences and availabilities. The weight of the votes from each participant can also be adjusted according to their importance or necessity in the given meeting. We also introduce briefly an approach to support distributed decision making strategies pervasively using a lightweight Web-based platform. To conclude the paper, we give our views on the future development directions and evaluation plans as well as extend the approach for other related domains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2010
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages238-243
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6606-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6605-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2010 - Mannheim, Germany
    Duration: 29 Mar 20102 Apr 2010

    Conference

    Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2010
    Abbreviated titlePERCOM Workshops 2010
    CountryGermany
    CityMannheim
    Period29/03/102/04/10

    Keywords

    • Distributed systems
    • mobile collaboration
    • distributed decision making
    • voting

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    Antila, V., Mäntyjärvi, J., & Könönen, V. (2010). Optimizing meeting scheduling in collaborative mobile systems through distributed voting. In Proceedings: 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM Workshops 2010 (pp. 238-243). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2010.5470663