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Overseer: A Mobile Context-Aware Collaboration and Task Management System for Disaster Response
The Eighth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA, United States (2010)
  • Faisal B Luqman, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Martin L Griss, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract

Efficient collaboration and task management is challenging in distributed, dynamically-formed organizations such as ad hoc disaster response teams. Ineffective collaboration may result in poor performance and possible loss of life. In this paper, we present an open multi-agent system, called Overseer, that leverages context information in a mobile setting to facilitate collaboration and task allocation for disaster response. We describe our system architecture, deployment, evaluation metrics, challenges and proposed solutions. We also show how mobile context can be used to create dynamic rolebased assignments to support collaboration and effective task management

Keywords
  • agents,
  • disaster,
  • collaboration
Publication Date
January 25, 2010
Citation Information
Faisal B Luqman and Martin L Griss. "Overseer: A Mobile Context-Aware Collaboration and Task Management System for Disaster Response" The Eighth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, UC San Diego, La Jolla CA, United States (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/martin_griss/5/