[Summit] Devroom Talk Proposal: "Realtime Communication & Collaboration in Widget-based Personal Learning Environments" (Dominik Renzel)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sun Jan 15 03:26:01 UTC 2012

Tentatively scheduled for Saturday 14:30-15:00 in the devroom.

On 1/13/12 1:54 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> That sounds interesting. Is 30 minutes OK? The schedule is starting to
> fill up. :)
> On 1/13/12 9:48 AM, Dominik Renzel wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> my name is Dominik Renzel, and I am working as researcher at the
>> Chair of Databases & Information Systems at RWTH Aachen University in
>> Germany (http://dbis.rwth-aachen.de
>> <http://dbis.rwth-aachen.de/cms>). I was greatly inspired by the
>> devroom talks of last year and would like to actively contribute to
>> the discussion this year. My current work is focussed on bringing
>> multiple forms of real-time communication and collaboration into the
>> world of browser-based personal learning environments in the context
>> of the EU-funded large scale integrating project ROLE (Responsive
>> Open Learning Environments; http://www.role-project.eu/). Recently,
>> we received great interest for our work regarding interwidget
>> communication over XMPP from the incubating Apache Rave
>> (http://incubator.apache.org/rave/) project, and perhaps our results
>> could also be interesting for an XMPP audience.
>> Please find an abstract of a possible talk below. I would greatly
>> appreciate to become part of the devroom, this time as a presenter.
>> Best regards,
>> Dominik
>> (Contact details are available from my staff page
>> http://dbis.rwth-aachen.de/cms/staff/renzel)
>> ---
>> Title: Realtime Communication & Collaboration in Widget-based
>> Personal Learning Environments
>> Abstract: In the domain of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) a
>> current research focus is on widget-based personal learning
>> environments (PLE). Learners mash-up their favorite Web widgets to
>> complete learning applications running in regular Web browsers.
>> Furthermore, learners socialize, communicate or even collaborate with
>> their peers using real-time technologies. In the context of the
>> EU-financed large-scale Open Source project ROLE (Responsive Open
>> Learning Environments; http://role-project.eu;
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/role-project/), we employ XMPP in
>> combination with recent Web technologies (e.g. XMPP over WebSocket)
>> on a wide basis to realize communication and collaboration use cases
>> within such browser-based PLE. Beneath the usage of regular features
>> such as roster lists, online presence, IM and MUC we devel oped a
>> framework for Interwidget Communication (IWC) based on HTML5 Web
>> Messaging (local) and XMPP PubSub (remote) and using a payload format
>> inspired by Google Android Intents. This framework can optionally be
>> enhanced with trust-awareness features. In this talk we present the
>> results of our work with a focus on remote interwidget communication
>> and report on our experiences with XMPP over BOSH/WebSocket.
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