Below are links to a few papers that I thought might be of interest.
Comments and reactions to the papers is always
welcome. For more current thoughts, you might look at my
blog, or at my
The papers below are grouped into two sets to assist you in navigation.
The first set consist of html encoded documents that you can browse rather
freely. The second set are postscript final forms of the document and they
will be downloaded in the entirety before you can look at them with a postscript
viewer, or save them to a file for later printing to a postscript printer.
Papers in HTML Format
The nature of the production process for the html papers is such that
the easiest way to preserve your navigation options is to spawn a new viewer,
which you may simply close when done.
- Some Observations on
the Next Generation Web is a paper that was written in preparation
for an NSF meeing on Cape Cod in 2003 on the post digital library
research agenda. It explores
defintions, trends, technology and current status.
- Standards for the Next Generation
Web: Architectural Consierations is a paper delivered in Portugal in
2003 on the necessary standards for the next generation web and e-business.
- The Current State of
E-Businessis a paper that was written as the kick off
to a seminar on E-Business delivered in Norway in 1999. It explores
defintions, trends, technology and current status.
- The Use of Peripheral
Social Awareness Tools in Collaborative Authoring is a paper that explores
how users can be made aware at a subtle level of the activities of others
- Embodying Social Capital
Facilitators in a Collaborative Authoring System is a paper presented
at the Annual Conference of AIS in August of 1997. The paper examines the
dimensions of support for social capital for collaboration software with
an eye to the features that would support collaborative authoring.
- Software to Aid Collaboration:
Focus on Collaborative Authoring is a paper being developed in conjunction
with the National Institute for Standards and Technology. The paper describes
some of the features of collaboration software with an eye to the features
that would support collaborative authoring. Keep in mind that the document
made available here is a very rough draft. Comments are welcome.
- The Structure of
IT Standardization Is a paper that took almost two years to bring together.
It was authored over the network with Steve Oksala or Unysis and Tony Rutkowski
who was then with the Internet Society. It appeared in ACM Standardview
in March of 1996. Some readers may be interested in reviewing
on the paper which is also available.
- Multi-level Navigation
in Large Document Spaces is a paper presented at the First Annual Conference
on Leveraging Cyberspace held in Palo Alto CA at Xerox Parc in October
of 1996. Another version of the paper was presented at WebNet96, in San
Francisco, in November of 1996. The paper describes some of the navigational
features of CASCADE which is dealt with in more detail in the research
- A Data Interchange Reference
Model is the original version of a paper which appeared in IEEE Computer
in August of 1996. It contains somewhat more detail than the published
paper which had to be edited down for space reasons.
- The Use of CASCADE in Standards
Development looks at the Use of CASCADE to support the standards development
process. At the current time, this paper exists only as a technical report.
It will probably be combined with other research on CASCADE and prepared
in abstracted form for publication.
- Patterns for Human
Computer Interaction is an aging paper on architectural patterns for
software development. The paper has it origins in work begun in 1989 or
engineering interfaces. It was given rebirth in the work that emerged out
of study of Christpher Alexanders work on pattern languages in architecture.
It was further spurred by a masters thesis that looked to provide preliminary
empirical confirmation of the theoretical framework. It is again in stasis
waiting for time to refocus energies on it. A
postscript copy is also available.
Selected Papers available in PDF
These papers are conference proceedings or published papers in PostScript
and PDF format. The PDF files are much smaller and as complete as the PS
files. The file size, in 1,000s of bytes, is shown.
- E-speak Revisited PDF (490K) is a paper
that reflects on our experiences in developing an e-marketplace.
- Shared Defect Detection
PDF(2,190K) is a docytoral dissertation by Bordin Sapsomboon. Bordin used
CASCADE to conduct asynchronous software inspection. The results of the study
were quite positive and suggest that this kind of inspection can vastly improve
defect detection over traditional methods.
- The Document Processing Revolution PDF(66K) describes what I think is going to
happen to documents occur over the next couple of decades. It includes
the first refernce to "infoquakes". It was presented at the Annual
Meeting of the Reference and Information Services Section, Australian Library
and Information Association, Adelaide Australia in 1995.
- Virtual Reality and Abstract Data: Virtualizing Information
is one of the key papers underlaying my work on visualizing information
streams, it is old now -- it appeared in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Virtual Reality
World in 1993.
- Improving the Standardization Process
PDF(89K) was a neat paper done with several
graduate students that appeared in Brian Kahin book Standards Policy for
- Financing the Standards Development Process PDF(253K) is a paper with Martin Weiss on what standardization is
all about. It also appeared in Brian Kahin book "Standards Policy
for Information Infrastructure".
- Selected Intellectual Property Issues in Standardization
PDF(62K) was a paper that was written
in 1994 and finally published in 1999. It laid a lot of ground work for
other things Martin Weiss and I did, but what I think was profound about
it was lost on the editors and reviewers of the two key journals -- but
we can't complain--too much, they've been good to us many times.
- People, Processes, Products, and Productivity
PDF(79K) is a keynote address presented --
Edge International in Orlando Florida in May, 1992.
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