Automated Collaboration Collection&Relationship Understanding Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,450,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91CRB-11-C-0068
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0102
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB093-007
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
ShawnWeil
Sr. Cognitive Psychologis
(781) 496-2456
sweil@aptima.com
Business Contact:
ThomasMcKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institute:
Stub




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.

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