Automated Collaboration Collection&Relationship Understanding Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB3-0102
Amount: $1,450,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB093-007
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-02-24
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Weil
 Sr. Cognitive Psychologis
 (781) 496-2456
 sweil@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
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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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