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C3Fire: a microworld for collaboration training in the ROLF environment
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8701-8689
Department of Operational Studies, Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden.
2001 (English)In: Proceedings to the 42nd Conference on Simulation and Moddeling, Simutalion in Theory and Practice, SIMS 2001, 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In development of future control systems, the problem of validating design decisions has been recognised. It has been proposed that the use of simulations can bridge the gap between the more ecologically valid field studies and strictly experimental studies in developmental research. Currently, a project aimed at designing and evaluating a new command and control environment is being conducted at the Swedish National Defence College (SwNDC). Novel artefacts and concepts aimed at supporting command and control has been developed and must now be tested. For this purpose, as specialised version of the C3Fire micro-world has been developed. This paper describes the C3Fire micro-world and the properties that make it possible to use the micro-world in the examination of networked command and control concepts in the ROLF environment.

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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61999OAI: diva2:371037
42nd Conference on Simulation and Modelling, Simulation in Theory and Practice, 8-9 October 2001, Porsgrunn, Norway
Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2015-06-02
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1. Monitoring distributed teamwork training
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Monitoring distributed teamwork training
2002 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In team collaboration training, especially when the training is distributed on the net, it exists a problem of identifying the students' collaboration and work processes. An important design task when developing distributed interactive simulation systems for team training is therefore to define a proper monitoring functionality that will help training managers to evaluate the training. Thus a goal of a computer-based monitoring system is to give training managers help in understanding and assessing the performance of the trainees.

This thesis deals with the design and implementation of monitoring strategies for distributed collaboration training. The aim has been to explore different automatic monitoring strategies, and how they can help a training manger in their task of understanding the students' collaboration during a training session.

To explore possible monitoring strategies, a distributed, net-based micro-world simulation and training system, C3Fire, has been developed and three series of experiments has been performed. C3Fire provides a Command, Control and Communication training environment that can be used for team collaboration training of emergency management tasks. The training domain, which is forest fire fighting, acts as a micro-world, which creates a good dynamic environment for the trainees.

In the three performed studies a total of 192 persons have participated as students. A 132 of these were computer-literate undergraduate students and 60 professional military officers. In these studies four monitoring goals have been explored: the effectiveness of the teams, the information distribution in the organisation, the students situation awareness, and the students work and collaboration methods. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2002. 36 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 746
National Category
Computer Science
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35583 (URN)27809 (Local ID)91-7373-312-1 (ISBN)27809 (Archive number)27809 (OAI)
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2002-05-02, Visionen, Hus B, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2012-12-21

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