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Section: New Results

Modeling Team Processes

Modeling and Assessing Coordination Processes

Participants : Alain Giboin, Isabelle Mirbel.

This work is done in collaboration with Pierre Robillard (Polytechnique Montréal).

Last year we worked on an assessment method of the quality of team dynamics based on a taxonomy of episodes of interactions encountered in software development teams [99] – the CoDyMA (Collaborative Dynamics Measurement and Analysis) method. Precisely, we proposed an analysis procedure of episodes based on the Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) approach. This year, we proposed to enrich the CoDyMA method with a procedure for assessing the quality of coordination interactions and the quality of coordination artifacts within a development team. The procedure is based on the ”Coordinative Artifacts” Framework [101] , [100] .

Modeling Multimodal Grounding Processes in Design Teams

Participant : Alain Giboin.

This work is done with Aurore Defays (Université de Liège).

Grounding is the process used by participants to a collective activity to coordinate both the content and process of their communication to be successful [96] . Grounding is also defined as the process of elaborating and maintaining the Common Ground (i.e., mutual knowledge, mutual beliefs, and mutual assumptions) necessary to participants' mutual understanding [97] . Multimodal grounding is the process of grounding using several perceptual modalities. Last year we improved the methodology of analysis of multimodal grounding proposed in [98] .