Collaborative and context-aware planning

Ali Bahrani*, Jun Yuan, Chukwuemeka David Emele, Daniele Masato, Timothy J. Norman, David Mott

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Military commanders require precise command, control, and planning information available for a given mission, information that must be tailored for a particular area of operation, for a specific level of command, and for a specific time period. The problem of developing information of this kind is further complicated in a multi-national coalition setting where different components of a coalition plan are developed in semi-independent fashion, but then aggregated and composed to form an overall operational plan that is sufficiently flexible to support change as circumstances evolve. This paper will provide a foundation for context-aware and collaborative planning that will enable customized agents to traverse a diverse, distributed, frequently changing information space to identify relevant data. Once aware of the data, visual interfaces should provide the new information and facilitate understanding of changes among geographically distributed planners. As a first steps toward this vision we have developed a framework called Graphical Plan Authoring Language (G-PAL) that enables multiple distributed planners to collaboratively build plan components that can be composed later on to provide a global view of the plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 200819 Nov 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008 - Assuring Mission Success
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC


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