3rd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharin

Research Article

Videoconferencing Design for Remote Groups

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553871,
        author={Petr Slov\^{a}k and Eva Hladk\^{a} and Pavel Troubil},
        title={Videoconferencing Design for Remote Groups},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharin},
        keywords={Cameras  Collaborative software  Communication standards  Electronic mail  Informatics  Standards development  Streaming media  Teleconferencing  Usability  Videoconference},
  • Petr Slovák
    Eva Hladká
    Pavel Troubil
    Year: 2008
    Videoconferencing Design for Remote Groups
    DOI: 10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553871
Petr Slovák1,*, Eva Hladká2,1,*, Pavel Troubil1,*
  • 1: Lab. of Advanced Network Technologies, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2: CESNET z. s. p. o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Prague
*Contact email: slovak@ics.muni.cz, eva@fi.muni.cz, pavel@ics.muni.cz


Videoconferencing has emerged as a popular method of remote communication. The design of a videoconferencing environment strongly influences the communication efficiency and user satisfaction. Various studies on perceived effects of videoconferencing environments and their parameters have been done, however, they primarily focused on dyadic conversation. This paper describes an exploratory study on the effects on remote groups communication. Beginning with the standard environment, a videoconferencing design has been developed iteratively according to information obtained from the experimental group. Two new videoconferencing environment designs are introduced to suit the group conversation needs better and bring the group videoconference closer to face-to-face communication.