Collaborative Knowledge Management for Net-Centric Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0072
Agency Tracking Number: N062-148-0066
Amount: $90,397.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-148
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
872 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 1004, Cambridge, MA, 02139
DUNS: 172033578
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Keel
 Project Manager
 (617) 252-1866
 keel@mit.edu
Business Contact
 Paul Keel
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (617) 252-1866
Email: keel@mit.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Our objective is to develop computational solutions for maintaining a virtual transactive memory among remotely distributed collaborators in groups and organizations. The key challenge is to make computers recognize the particular backgrounds and expertise of individuals and to subsequently create a flow of information among individuals with similar work tasks, interests, foci and objectives. Our work will build on EWall technologies, a computational environment for the support of sense-making activities in remote collaborative settings. Our Phase I efforts will be divided into three parts: First, we will demonstrate how EWall technologies may be leveraged as socio-technical system to establish and maintain virtual transactive memory systems among remotely distributed work groups. Second, we will design the necessary software additions for EWall to create and maintain a virtual transactive memory system. Third, we will identify and describe particular applications that can benefit from EWall technologies in general and from a virtual transactive memory system in specific.

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