[Dmsp] Re: request for dmsp BOF (updated attendance)

Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com> Thu, 08 June 2006 12:08 UTC

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Subject: [Dmsp] Re: request for dmsp BOF (updated attendance)
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	This BoF has been approved; thanks for putting it together.  Since
the conflict with SPEECHSC is noted below, you may want to publish the
intent to hold a BoF there, as well as the usual places (discuss@apps.ietf.org
and potentially ietf@ietf.org, depending on your noise tolerance).
				Ted Hardie

At 8:17 AM +0800 5/23/06, Chris Cross wrote:
>Please consider our request for a Birds of a Feather session at the next IETF meeting in Montreal.
>Distributed Multimodal Synchronization Protocol [DMSP]
>BOF Chair: Nathaniel Borenstein <nborenst@us.ibm.com>
>AREA under which Working Group or BOF appears: Applications Area
>CONFLICTS: SPEECHSC is for the same community, more or less.
>Expected Attendance: 30
>Special requests (i.e. multicast, specific day of the week): None
>Number of slots: 1
>Length of slot: 2 hours
>Chair: Nathaniel Borenstein, IBM
>Area Directors: <mailto:hardie@qualcomm.com>Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com> <mailto:lisa@osafoundation.org>Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
>I. Note Well, Blue Sheets, Introductions
>II. DMSP Overview and Discussion -- Chris Cross, IBM, and J. Engelsma, Motorola
>	(Initial I-D at <http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-engelsma-dmsp-01.txt>http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-engelsma-dmsp-01.txt)
>III. Goals for a Possible WG
>	(We will circulate a draft charter before the meeting.)
>IV. Next Steps
>	-- Create WG?
>	-- Revise I-D?
>The goal of this BoF is to understand the need and discuss the creation of
>a working group to create a protocol for the synchronization of modalities
>in a distributed multimodal system.
>The advancement of wireless networking, mobile computing, and voice
>processing technologies have created a mobile computing environment
>where access to network based content and services is possible from
>mobile devices. While the compact form factor of these devices is an
>essential and desirable characteristic from the mobility perspective,
>it unfortunately gives rise to a "user interface bottleneck". That
>is, the small displays and limited keypads are significant barriers
>to usability. The aim of multimodal user interfaces is to enhance
>the usability of mobile devices.
>The term "multimodal interface" in the context of this specification
>refers to augmenting the existing graphical user interface (GUI) of
>mobile devices with a voice user interface (VUI). In this way, the
>strengths of one modality offset the weaknesses of the other. For
>example, use speech to enter data that would be tedious to enter on a
>small keypad. Similarly, use tactile input to disambiguate or
>confirm speech recognition results, or in lieu of speech recognition
>in a noisy environment. Speech output also improves the
>accessibility of mobile applications for visually impaired users and
>is a means for addressing growing safety concerns by providing hands-
>free operation. A visual display helps the user better retain and
>interpret information presented audibly via speech prompts.
>The DMSP internet draft elaborates on a broad architectural framework that combines
>the existing web and VoiceXML (Voice Extensible Markup Language)
>ecosystems and the industry standards upon which they are based. The
>scope of the specification is limited to one particular
>architectural configuration within this framework: the coordination
>of a GUI browser or application running on a mobile device with a
>VoiceXML browser running in the network. The Distributed Multimodal
>Synchronization Protocol (DMSP) accomplishes this. The ID is located at
><http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-engelsma-dmsp-01.txt>http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-engelsma-dmsp-01.txt and we have a
>mail list at dmsp@ietf.org.
>Chris Cross
>Multimodal Browser Architect
>IBM Boca Raton
>office 561 862 2102
>mobile 561 317 0700
>fax 501 641 6727

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