Employing human knowledge to solve integrated coordination problems

Wei Chen, Kaizhi Tang, David Mihalcik, Yunshen Tang, Edmund Durfee, Melanie Dumas
2010 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems  
An Integrated Coordination Problem involves solving multiple related subproblems that collectively satisfy the requirements of a user, including subproblems that depend on the user's participation to solve. Fundamental challenges in solving such a problem include defining mechanisms to solve the individual subproblems. formulating the information and control flow between these mechanisms that supports flexible end-to-end problem-solving, and providing access for people to oversee and
more » ... in the problem-solving process. In this paper, we describe a multi-agent architecture that addresses these challenges by embodying mechanisms in computational agents and by treating the collective problem-solving across agents and people as a collaborative process. We argue that our approach exploits concepts that straddle the boundary between collaborative technologies and multi-agent systems, and demonstrate its advantages and capabilities in the context of an emergency medical response scenario.
doi:10.1109/cts.2010.5478499 dblp:conf/cts/ChenTMTDD10 fatcat:xizy4ve7iffchkulvztpyixyja