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Learning for OpenKnowledge. A richer coordination framework based on LCC

SSP Seminar Series
Paolo Besana

LCC has been used, in the course of the OpenKnowledge project, to model interactions of varying complexity. One of the difficulties I have often encountered, at least in the OpenKnowledge version of LCC, is the lack of an abstraction mechanism to partition the interaction into layers of different granularity. Roles are useful, but are often not enough: the whole interaction must be defined in detail in a single model.

The lack of a proper layering mechanism also hinders the flexibility of systems like OpenKnowledge. In the real world it may be useful to define the higher levels of an interaction, and leave the detail for later, when the peers have started the interaction. This is hard to represent without an adeguate abstraction mechanism: the OpenKnowledge kernel offers a solution, but it's more of an implementation work-around than a clean model.

Moreover, the relation between an interaction model and its execution by a group of peers is not well defined.
In this talk I will try to address these limitations, presenting a proposal for extending LCC with the use of 'scenes' for layering interactions, and of 'tasks' for representing the commitment of peers to perform together a scene.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 11:00
60 minutes