Funded Research projects:
SWan Innovation: Videoconferencing Usability 2008 - 2009 with St.George’s Hospital University of London and Kingston University. This project represents an application of the theoretical approach developed in EU F5 projects SANE and SCALE. The Human Environment Framework based on the people-place-process perspectives in modelling communication in mediated settings provides the theoretical underpinning to the service model for blended learning.
The Conversational Intelligence project, together with Prof S P Peters, Stanford University, and Keith Devlin H-Star Research, Stanford University, funded by the Leverhulme Foundation. The research is focused on theory development in the area of Conversational Intelligence to underpin Human Language Technologies aspect of Ambient Intelligence. I have organised Leverhulme workshops and lectures on this topic and have obtained HSS Faculty funding (Royal Holloway University of London) to create a research network that would work together both in face-to-face meetings and in videoconferencing sessions.
ARC (Academic Research Collaboration) 2006 – 2008 with University of Wiesbaden to develop Augmented Reality applications for technology-enhanced learning and design usability experiments in virtual classroom.
ColLAB (Collaborative Learning Laboratory) funded by HEFCE to host technology-enhanced learning sessions across the research network in UK and overseas, maintains external links with Universities of Stanford, Wiesbaden, Zagreb and supports basic research in Human Communication.
The EU projects, SANE and SCALE were funded under Framework V. The Human Environment Framework, developed by iCOM ICT, represents a continuation of the project SANE (http://cordis.europa.eu/result/report/rcn/35402_en.html). SCALE project is also completed, with continuing progress in the development of the theoretical approach to the use of argumentation theory in organizational decision-making (ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/ist/docs/ka3/eat/SCALE.pdf) .