© 2013 - Dr. Ahmad Kamran Malik, Abdul Karim, Ejaz Hussain, Mughal-e-Azam Bilal
Institute of Information Technology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Released new version1.0.2 today (November 24, 2013)
This Sotware, named aktSmart, is related to the dynamic adaptation of roles and their activities in a collaborative working environment. It is based on the research related to dynamic adaptation of roles in collaborative team environment.
In a collaborative system, many users share their activities in order to achieve their goals efficiently. One basic purpose of such system is to help users efficiently collaborate while working on a similar task. Our tool enables the users to dynamically collaborate and automatically get the activity messages from collaborating users. In addition, software dynamically adapts a user’s roles based on the activities of other users. These role adaptations are predefined which can be based on rules or predefined roles.
Initially this software started as a 6 credit hour project of Ejaz Hussain, a master’s student (2011-2013) at IIT, QAU. Myself and Mr Abdul Karim (a software professional by career, working on cotract as Assistant Professor in IIT, QAU) transformed my research work on collaborative and context-aware systems in to a collaboration tool taking along Ejaz Hussain all the way through design to its completion.
Mughal-e-Azam Bilal joined my group in next semester for his 6 credit hour project to take over aktSmart for improvements in its PC version and to add Android based mobile phones to be using this application within intranet environment. Mughal-e-Azam Bilal is also looking after aktSmart.knowte.net website and forum management under kind guidence of Abdul Karim.
It can be very helpful in any collaborating environment where a manual collaborative system exists. It helps relieving the users from a lot of manual task and paper work. It is very efficient that a user can login to the system and can see what roles and activities he is supposed to do by default and what other roles/activities are dynamically assigned to him due to unavailability or any other problem of collaborating users.