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Microworld systems for emergency management training
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1998 (English)In: Co-Operative Process Management: Cognition and Information Technology / [ed] Yvonne Wærn, London: Taylor & Francis, 1998Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes a research project that deals with the design and construction of computer simulation in decision training systems, in particular with the development of simulation systems for training of commanders and staff in emergency decision making and crisis management. This description focuses on the emergency management characteristics that influence the design and construction of a proper emergency management training system. The underlying assumption in this work is this: Decision training systems, for emergency management, can be more effective if pedagogical strategies are integrated into the computer simulations. To examine how emergency management training can be generated, we have developed C3Fire - a microworld simulation system.The rnicroworld generates a task environment for a forest fire fighting staff, where we can train a staff in commanding and controlling the fire-fightingunits. The goal of the rnicroworld is to have an experimental platform where we can study distributed decision making and situation awareness, and at the same time experiment with different control strategies in order to obtain certain specified pedagogical goals. This work is based on empirical studies of an existing military training system used to train infantry battalion staffs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis, 1998.
Keyword [en]
Process control
Keyword [sv]
Informationsteknik IT
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86694ISBN: 0-7484-0713-8 (pbk)OAI: diva2:580421
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2014-04-09
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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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