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Automated Collaboration Collection&Relationship Understanding Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0102
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB093-007
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Automated Collaboration Collection&Relationship Understanding Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0068
Award Amount: $1,450,000.00
 

Abstract:

Operations centers for tactical military activities, incident response, and other domains all involve multiple teams of individuals interacting with people and systems within and outside of their organization to enable continuous mission success. In these organizations, effective coordination and collaboration is critical. To improve collaboration, an end-to-end sensor and analysis technology is needed to capture, represent, and analyze interaction patterns. Aptima is developing a data collection and analysis framework to meet this need: ACCRUE, the Automated Collaboration Collection and Relationship Understanding Environment. ACCRUE collects trails of interaction data from sources such as e-mail, text chat, VoIP, and wearable sensors that measure face-to-face contact. ACCRUE analyzes these data with advanced pattern recognition algorithms that match the observed interaction patterns with a library of theoretically-motivated collaboration patterns in the organization. ACCRUE provides analysts, trainers, operations officers, and researchers with an extremely detailed picture of team processes and a systematic mechanism for investigating and interpreting those processes.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn Weil
Sr. Cognitive Psychologis
(781) 496-2456
sweil@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No