Leveraging Mobile Context for Effective Collaboration and Task Management in Disaster Response
journal contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Faisal Luqman, Martin L Griss
Collaboration and task management is challenging in distributed, dynamically-formed teams, typical in large scale disaster response scenarios. Ineffective collaboration may result in poor performance and possible loss of life. In this paper, we present Overseer, an agent-based system that exploits context information from mobile devices to facilitate collaboration and task allocation. We describe our system architecture and show how mobile context can be used to create dynamic role-based assignments to support collaboration and effective task management.