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Collaborative Assistance and Rapid Team Optimization System (CARTOS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number: 06ST1-0051
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST061-004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-03-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-06-17
Small Business Information
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States
DUNS: 124668711
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gershon Weltman
 Principal Scientist
 (818) 788-1025
Business Contact
 Amos Freedy
Title: President
Phone: (818) 461-9150
Research Institution
 Milind Tambe
Computer Science Department
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1147
United States

 (213) 740-6056
 Nonprofit College or University

Perceptronics Solutions and the USC Computer Science Department are please to submit this proposal for a Phase II continuation of its STTR Phase I project to develop an Adaptive Rapid Team Formation System (ARTFS). The present proposal is a joint effort of Perceptronics Solutions, Inc. and Aptima, Inc., who have combined forces to develop together a new Collaborative Assistance and Rapid Team Optimization System (CARTOS) as a synergistic extension and enhancement of their individual STTR Phase I efforts. The proposal describes the CARTOS system concept and how the companies will work together under separate contracts to develop, evaluate, transition, commercialize and market the CARTOS technology and products. CARTOS is an innovative system that will automatically form and adaptively improve ‘virtual teams’ using data from organizational communications and other sources. The virtual teams will be formed to identify new collaboration opportunities within the organization, to attack immediate mission-related tasks and address long-duration objectives, and to discover ‘hidden’ capabilities relating to problem areas well suited for future work by the organization. the technical approach combines several fundamental innovations, including: (1) the first integration of Social Networking and Topic Modeling; and (2) the first application of Multiagent Systems to team formation and optimization.

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