Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley PhD Student Presents Paper at C5 Conference-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley PhD Student Presents Paper at C5 Conference-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley PhD Student Presents Paper at C5 Conference

Faisal Luqman, a PhD in ECE student will present a paper titled “Overseer: A Mobile Context-Aware Collaboration and Task Management System for Disaster Response”, which he co-authored with Dr. Martin Griss, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, at The Eighth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2010).

The C5 conference is for researchers, technology developers, educators, and technology users who are concerned about developing and enabling human-oriented creation, connection, and collaboration processes. C5 is an international forum for presenting ongoing work as well as new work currently under development and for discussing future needs and directions in creative computing and multimedia authoring environments.

Luqman’s paper focuses on efficient collaboration and task management in distributed, dynamically-formed organizations, such as ad hoc disaster response teams. “Ineffective collaboration may result in poor performance and possible loss of life. In this paper, we present an open multi-agent system, called Overseer, that leverages context information in a mobile setting to facilitate collaboration and task allocation for disaster response,” said Luqman. “We describe our system architecture, deployment, evaluation metrics, challenges and proposed solutions. We also show how mobile context can be used to create dynamic role-based assignments to support collaboration and effective task management.”

“Faisal has made a tremendous effort in collecting collaboration technology to disaster response. As his advisor, it is indeed a pleasure to work with such a dedicated student,” said Dr. Martin Griss.

More information about C5 can be found at http://www.cm.is.ritsumei.ac.jp/c5-10/.