Combining Technical and Human-Centered Strategies for Decision Support in Command and Control - The ComPlan Approach
2008 (English)In: ISCRAM2008 Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference / [ed] F. Fiedrich and B. Van de Walle, 2008, 504-515 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
ComPlan (A Combined, Collaborative Command and Control Planning tool) is an approach to providing knowledge-based decision support in the context of command and control. It combines technical research on automated planning tools with human-centered research on mission planning. At its core, ComPlan uses interconnected views of a planning situation to present and manipulate aspects of a scenario. By using domain knowledge flexibly, it presents immediate and directly visible feedback on constraint violations of a plan, facilitates mental simulation of events, and provides support for synchronization of concurrently working mission planners. The conceptual framework of ComPlan is grounded on three main principles from human-centered research on command and control: transparency, graceful regulation, and event-based feedback. As a result, ComPlan provides a model for applying a human-centered perspective on plan authoring tools for command and control, and a demonstration for how to apply that model in an integrated plan-authoring environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 504-515 p.
Decision support, mixed-initiative planning, critiquing, cognitive systems engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42584Local ID: 66339OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-42584DiVA: diva2:263441
5th International ISCRAM Conference, May 4-7, Washington, DC, USA