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Activity-oriented Instant Messaging for Coalition Operations

By Austin Tate, J Dalton and S Potter

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The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.I-X Process Panels are used to support users who are carrying out processes and responding to events in a cooperative working environment. The panels support the tracking of personal or group issues, the planning and execution of activities and the checking of constraints. Panels can be connected to other panels, and also to a range of services, agents and other cooperative working support tools to form part of a framework for activity and process support in an organization. The dynamically changing context in which a user operates is reflected in the options presented. Actual usage in a multi-national coalition operations setting indicated the value of adopting an “instant messaging” style of use. An augmented activity-orientated “intelligent messaging” approach is taken in which artificial intelligence planning technology can be deployed in a natural way

Topics: computer science, artificial intelligence, Informatics, intelligent messaging, coalition, instant messaging, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: Czech Technical University Press
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2195

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