Event Maps: A Collaborative Calendaring System for Navigating Large-Scale Events.

Jingtao Wang, Danny Soroker and Chandra Narayanaswami
ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (2010)


Event Maps is a novel, rich and interactive web-based system targeted at improving the experience of attending and organizing large, multi-track conferences. Through its zoomable Tabular Timeline, users can navigate the conference schedule, seamlessly moving between global and local views. Through a compact decoration widget named Active Corners, Event Maps enables contextual asynchronous collaboration before, during, and after the conference. Organizers can easily create or import conference schedules via a backend interface, and also use the provided analytic toolkits to get insights from visiting patterns and statistics.