Enterprise Mashups - EventMaps
Chandra Narayanaswami, Danny Soroker, Jingtao Wang, Dan Coffman, Jonathan Munson
The Event Maps substrate, created for multi-track conference events, is one where the calendars for the event were represented in a zoomable canvas (see attached figure). This work was deployed at ACM CHI conferences in 2010 and 2011 (and IBM’s Lotusphere in the same years). As one zoomed in more details were made visible and search functions (by author, organization, topic, etc.) would highlight the results on the substrate (much like Google Maps searches). Other features included popularity heat maps based on attendance/#users adding the event to their personal calendars, ability to comment on specific sessions by twitter handles. This was the first demonstrated use of social channels for specific conference sessions/papers. Many features first shown in EventMaps are now available in ACM, SIAM, IEEE, AMA, IBM, and other conferences' Mobile Apps - see list to top rated conference apps. Eventmobile.