Cognitive Adaptation of Management Behavior of Information via Observation (CAMBIO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1160
Agency Tracking Number: N141-071-0673
Amount: $149,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-071
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
1 Van de Graaff Drive Suite 107, Burlington, MA, 01803-5176
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Connie Fournelle
 Director
 (617) 583-5730
 connie.fournelle@bostonfusion.com
Business Contact
 Kendra Moore
Title: President
Phone: (617) 583-5730
Email: kendra.moore@bostonfusion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Increases in data volume and diversity place disproportionate burden on decision makers, who must manually manage datasets with tools that are insensitive to their missions, tasks, and objectives. In time-critical situations, information management is more likely to consume decision makers time and attention than facilitate their analysis. In response, Boston Fusion proposes to design and develop an adaptive workflow management system that flexibly responds to a users current tasking, information needs, and cognitive ability to interpret information. The system will learn, both actively (from user inputs) and passively (from user behaviors), what users need under different scenarios. We will: Provide a traceable suite of data preparation and exploration functions, enabling users to easily navigate their own workflows, and compose automated workflows for reuse. The system will learn from these traces how users invoke operations to manage information. Build task-centric models of decision maker information needs, to predict immediate data management needs, and to respond to shifts that trigger changes in information management needs. Characterize cognitive state and state changes of decision makers, to automatically adapt levels of automation, system guidance, and complexity in information presentation to match the users specific information needs.

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