Multi-synchronous collaboration between desktop and mobile users: a case study of report writing for emergency management

Shatte, Adrian, Holdsworth, Jason, and Lee, Ickjai (2015) Multi-synchronous collaboration between desktop and mobile users: a case study of report writing for emergency management. In: Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, pp. 1-11. From: ACIS 2015: 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 30 November - 4 December 2015, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

The development of multi-synchronous decision support systems to facilitate collaboration between diverse users is an emerging field in emergency management. Traditionally, information management for emergency response has been a centralised effort. However, modern devices such as smartphones provide new methods for gaining real-time information about a disaster from users in the field. In this paper, we present a framework for multi-synchronous collaborative report writing in the scope of emergency management. This framework supports desktop-based users as information providers and consumers, alongside mobile users as information providers to facilitate multi-synchronous collaboration. We consider the benefits of our framework for writing collaborative Situation Reports and discuss future directions for research.

Item ID: 42507
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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© 2015 Shatte, Holdsworth & Lee. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.

Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 04:08
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems @ 100%
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