Sylvie Noël

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How do people work when they are collaborating to write a document? What kind of tools do they use and, in particular, do they resort to groupware for this task? Forty-one people filled out a questionnaire placed on the World Wide Web. In spite of the existence of specialized collaborative writing tools, most respondents reported using individual word(More)
This paper investigates the impact of contradictory emotional content on people’s ability to identify the emotion expressed on avatar faces as compared to human faces. Participants saw emotional faces (human or avatar) coupled with emotional texts. The face and text could either display the same or different emotions. Participants were asked to identify the(More)
A layered architecture for advanced collaborative environments has been developed to map the definition of a collaboration task from the requirements needed, to accomplish the task to the collaboration services that can be used to satisfy those needs, and to the technologies on which the services can be delivered. The architecture takes into account the(More)
CiteULike is a collaborative tagging web site which lets users enter academic references into a database and describe these references using tags (categorizations of their own choosing). We looked at the tagging behavior of people who were describing four frequently entered references. We found that while people tend to agree on a few select tags, people(More)
Collaborative work with office suite documents such as word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation files usually demands special tools and methods. For this application, we have developed TellTable, a relatively simple web-based framework built largely from available software and infrastructure. TellTable allows the use of existing office-suite software(More)
TellTable is a Linux-based application server which allows collaborative editing using single-user office productivity applications. Users log into the application via an SSLenabled and Java-enabled web browser. Files to edit or view are opened in a VNC session on the server, the screen image is exported to a Java client in the user's browser, and all(More)
In this paper, we introduce and discuss Foreground Trust. Foreground Trust, itself based on recent work in the area of Trust Enablement, is a paradigm for allowing devices in a human-device ecosystem the means to reason with and about trust in themselves, other devices, and humans, whilst allowing humans to make trusting decisions using their own internal(More)
The Device Comfort methodology uses an enhanced notion of trust to enable a personal device to better reason about the state of interactions and actions between it, its owner, and the environment. This includes allowing a better understanding of how to manage information in fine-grained context as well as addressing the personal security of the user. As an(More)