IS4188 Collaborative Technologies

Collaborative technologies and multiple agent decision support architectures become the central application elements of emerging Global Information Grid, FORCEnet, DARPA NICCI and other sensor-decision maker networking initiatives. The first part of the course is based on the analysis of collaboration in different human organizations and the requirements to agent-based decision support architecture. The second part of the course is focused on studies of intelligent agents and multiple agent architecture From the beginning of the course students are involved in the hands-on practice with wireless collaborative environments including GPS units, pocket PCs, laptops, and other devices . We start with using peer-to-peer Groove collaborative tool and NPS agents-facilitators. We later move on to several demonstrations including client-server GENOA system implementation for Homeland Security and PACOM POST virtual meetings via the Lotus Same Place System. Prerequisites: None.

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