Publications 
Selected Pubs
2016 (5 pubs)
2015 (2 pubs)
2014 (11 pubs)
2007 (3 pubs)
2006 (8 pubs)
2005 (5 pubs)
2004 (3 pubs)
2003 (2 pubs)
2001 (4 pubs)
2000 (4 pubs) 
1999 (7 pubs)
1998 (15 pubs)
1997 (12 pubs)
1996 (1 pub)
1995 (3 pubs)
1994 (1 pub)
1991 (1 pub)
1989 (1 pub)
Selected Publications and Patents  

This page provides an annotated list of selected online publications in several research areas. A complete list of 62 peer-reviewed publications and 26 issued patents is provided by year in the sidebar.

Machine Learning-based Office Assistance

  • IRIS. This paper gives a detailed look at IRIS, an open source semantic desktop that learns how to organize your worklife.

      IRIS: Integrate. Relate. Infer. Share.
        CHEYER A., PARK J. & GIULI R.  (2005).  1st Workshop on The Semantic Desktop at the International Semantic Web Conference 6 November 2005, Galway, Ireland. (PDF: 600K)
"Web 2.0"-style Collaborative Programming
  • WubHub. In this paper, we discuss WubHub, a web-based programming environment where content, services, and applications are created, organized, extended, and shared by a distributed community in a wiki-like way.

      A Collaborative Programming Environment for Web Interoperability
        CHEYER A., & LEVY J.  (2006).  1st Workshop on Semantic Wikis (SemWiki '06), June 2006, Budva, Montenegro. (PDF: 120K)

Agents, AI and Ontologies for E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, and Information Management

Communication and Collaboration in a Landscape of B2B eMarketplaces.  RODDY D., CHEYER A. & OBRST L. (2000).  Verticalnet Whitepaper that discusses the role of ontologies, interoperability, and liquidity for B2B markets.  (PDF) 

A Perspective on AI & Agent Technologies for SCM.  CHEYER, A. (2001). Presentation given at an invitation-only think-tank session hosted by the Silicon Valley World Internet Center on November 11, 2001. (PPT: 5MB)

Maximizing the Value of Information Networks. This paper examines whether the value predicted by the Three Laws of Information Networks (Sarnoff's, Metcalf's, Reed's) holds true in real world, and proposes a strategy for increasing the practical value of information networks.

Communities of Distributed Web Services
  • Open Agent Architecture. This paper gives a detailed look at the philosophy and services provided by the OAA. Distinguishing characteristics are illustrated using several OAA-based application examples.

      The Open Agent Architecture: A framework for building distributed software systems
      .  MARTIN D., CHEYER A. & MORAN D.  (1999).  Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal. Volume 13, Number 1-2, January-March 1999. pp 91-128. (PDF: 400K)
Advanced User Interfaces
  • Multimodal Fusion. Here, we attempt to create a more natural interface for interacting with a community of web-reading agents and using a distributed community of agents. As a user specifies requests by drawing, writing, and speaking to a map, agents compete and cooperate to resolve ambiguities arising from multimodal fusion and then cooperate to achieve the user's task.

      Multimodal Maps: An Agent-based Approach.   CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1998).  In book Multimodal Human-Computer Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence #1374, Bunt/Beun/Borghuis (Eds.), Springer, pp 111-121. (PDF: 111 Kb)

  • User Studies and Multimodal Systems. In these papers, we describe a novel extension to the Wizard-of-Oz (WOZ) simulation approach to collecting user data that we call the WOZZOW experiment. Instead of only collecting data from a subject using a simulated system, a WOZZOW experiment also simultaneously gathers input from a Wizard using our best working version of the system. This process provides a unique methodology for incrementally moving from simulation to prototype to product of a complex (multimodal) system. Unlike most WOZ simulations, progress resulting from data analysis can be quantifiably calculated.

      Designing, Developing & Evaluating Multimodal Applications.  CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1999).  CHI'99 (WS Pen/Voice Interfaces) : Pittsburgh (USA), To appear. (PDF: 360 Kb) (PS: 310 Kb)

      A Unified Framework for Constructing Multimodal Experiments and Applications.  CHEYER A., JULIA L. & MARTIN J.C. (2001).  In book Multimodal Human-Computer Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Bunt/Beun/Borghuis (Eds.), Springer.  (PDF: 553 Kb)

      On Representing Salience and Reference in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction.  KEHLER A., MARTIN J.C., CHEYER A., JULIA L., HOBBS J. & BEAR J. (1998). AAAI'98 (Representations for Multi-Modal Human-Computer Interaction) : Madison (USA), pp 33-39. (PDF: 384 Kb)

  • Talking with a Computer Character. Describes the design and implementation of a system for interacting using spoken dialog with a graphical persona knowledgeable in an information domain.
      InfoWiz: An Animated Voice Interactive Information System.  CHEYER, A. & JULIA, L.   Agents'99 (WS Communicative Agents) : Seattle (USA), May 1999. (PDF: 800 Kb)
Agent-based Applications
    More than thirty applications have been implemented using an OAA-based multi-agent approach. Here are papers about a few of them. Other descriptions can be found in the "Applications" section of the OAA Homepage and the "Research" section of the CHIC Homepage.

  • Multi-Robot Control. SRI's team of OAA-enabled robots won first place in the Office Navigation task at the Fifth AAAI Robot Competition.

      Many Robots Make Short Work. Report of the SRI International mobile robot team at AAAI96.  GUZZONI D., CHEYER A., JULIA L. & KONOLIGE K. (1997).   AI Magazine, Spring 97, pp 55-64. (PDF: 166 Kb)

  • Video Analysis. MVIEWS enables a video analyst to annotate video using pen and voice and provides tools for tracking and monitoring events and for automating multimodal indexing for later retrieval.

      MVIEWS: Multimodal Tools for the Video Analyst.   CHEYER A. & JULIA L. (1998).  IUI'98 : San Francisco (USA), pp 55-62. (PDF: 744 Kb)
Solutions for Wireless and Mobile Computing

A Practical Solution to the Challenges of Mobile Access.  CHEYER, A. (2002). Presentation given at a "Pub Talk" hosted by the Silicon Valley World Internet Center on June 27, 2002. (PPT: 3MB)