Collaborative Assistance and Rapid Team Optimization System (CARTOS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number:
06ST1-0051
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST061-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PERCEPTRONICS SOLUTIONS, INC.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124668711
Principal Investigator:
Gershon Weltman
Principal Scientist
(818) 788-1025
gweltman@percsolutions.com
Business Contact:
Amos Freedy
President
(818) 461-9150
afreedy@percsolutions.com
Research Institution:
USC
Milind Tambe
Computer Science Department
Los Angeles, CA, 90089-1147
(213) 740-6056
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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