Transcript of "ASC Disaster Response Proposal from Aug 2007"
Status Quo<br />In emergency response, ad hoc collaboration poorly supported now:<br />Lacking in preparation before and during transit<br />Once on-the-ground, many response teams cannot communicate with each other effectively<br />Wasted resources because resources A and B cannot come together at the same time.<br />No central organization, No command and control infrastructure<br />Non-hierarchical relationships amongst teams make coordination difficult<br />Must quickly enable effective collaboration immediately.<br />Enable situation awareness on-the-ground and during transit (Social Awareness)<br />Enable teams to coordinate and make decisions faster and more effectively (Social Decision-Making)<br />
New Approach (Principles for Design derived from Web2.0 and Augmented Social Cognition)<br />Augmented Social Cognition theories posit some design principles that should enable on-the-fly collaboration. <br />Trust underlies collaboration, and trust is built from transparency of information.<br />Info Transparency will enable teams to understand context of existing resources, decisions-made, actions-performed.<br />Ex: Command Post of the Future (CPOF), Wikipedia Editing history<br />In absence of hierarchical organizations, self-organizations could form if user actions benefit locally and globally at the same time.<br />Hypothesis: Self-organizations can be made nearly as efficient as centrally organized command structure. <br />Suggested Approach: Use these design principles to drive new research program<br />
Hurricane Katrina Victims share info awareness (Web2.0 Mashup with Google Map) <br />Scipionus.com Katrina Information Map<br />Quick mashup of Google Map with Wiki-like editing of current information (Situation Awareness)<br />Used for communication, coordination<br />
Research and Technology Components<br />1. Wiki-like Shared Information System<br />Blackboard-like system enable shared situation awareness<br />Focus on low-cost user interaction and collaboration<br />Enable mobile input from anywhere, without penalizing the fast UI interaction on desktop workspaces.<br />Pre-built mashup modules that can be quickly deployed<br />Critical to enable location-based information in maps and other visual information<br />Enable teams to self-organize <br />Collaboration as a side effect of regular workflow<br />Work should benefit both one’s own team and other teams simultaneously<br />
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