Supporting Collaborative Operations within a Coalition Personnel Recovery Center

G. Wickler, A. Tate, J. Hansberger

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I-X is a framework that can be used to create an application in which multiple agents adopt a task-centric view of a situation, and which supports the necessary coordination of their activities to respond to that situation. The I-X process panel provides the functionality of a to-do list and instant messaging and thus, it is a useful tool when it comes to organizing the response to an emergency. However, I-X goes well beyond this metaphor and provides a number of useful extensions that facilitate the finding and adaptation of plans for teams to respond in dynamic situations. In the Co-OPR (collaborative operations for personnel recovery) project, the I-X framework has been used to support training exercises for personnel recovery. This paper will describe some of the initial findings that are the result of experiments conducted to evaluate the suitability and extent to which personnel recovery trainees and trainers can be supported by I-X in so-called "Command Post Exercises". The result shows that an I-X application can be useful in such a scenario by eliminating some of the basic problems that often occur
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, 2007. KIMAS 2007. International Conference on
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1-4244-0945-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007


  • emergency services
  • I-X framework
  • I-X process panel
  • coalition personnel recovery center
  • collaborative operation
  • emergency response
  • instant messaging
  • search and rescue operation
  • Application software
  • Collaboration
  • Disaster management
  • Humans
  • Ontologies
  • Organizing
  • Personnel
  • Decision-making
  • Emergency Response
  • Personnel Recovery
  • Planning
  • Search and Rescue


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