ZoomSense: a scalable infrastructure for augmenting Zoom

Tom Bartindale, Peter Chen, Harrison Marshall, Stanislav Pozdniakov, Dan Richardson

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We have seen a dramatic increase in the adoption of teleconferencing systems such as Zoom for remote teaching and working. Although designed primarily for traditional video conferencing scenarios, these platforms are actually being deployed in many diverse contexts. As such, Zoom offers little to aid hosts' understanding of attendee participation and often hinders participant agency. We introduce ZoomSense : an open-source, scalable infrastructure built upon 'virtual meeting participants', which exposes real-time meta-data, meeting content and host controls through an easy to use abstraction - so that developers can rapidly and sustainably augment Zoom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
EditorsLiqiang Nie, Qianru Sun, Peng Cui
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450386517
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventACM International Conference on Multimedia 2021 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 20 Oct 202124 Oct 2021
Conference number: 29th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3474085 (Proceedings)
https://2021.acmmm.org/ (Website)


ConferenceACM International Conference on Multimedia 2021
Abbreviated titleMM 2021
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  • zoom
  • experience
  • infrastructure
  • multimedia systems

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