Untangling the edits: user attribution in collaborative report writing for emergency management

Shatte, Adrian, Holdsworth, Jason, and Lee, Ickjai (2016) Untangling the edits: user attribution in collaborative report writing for emergency management. In: Computational Science and it's Applications: ICCSA 2016 (V) pp. 319-330. From: ICCSA 2016: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, 4-7 July 2016, Beijing, China.

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This paper describes the progress of our ongoing research into collaborative report writing for emergency management using web technologies to improve communication and shared knowledge in emergency situations. Specifically, the work presented in this paper focuses on the development of a user attribution framework that enhances the Differential Synchronisation (diffsync) technique by exploiting its diff operation. This technique improves real-time collaborative editing for emergency management by combining the benefits of user attribution with diffsync features such as convergence, scalability, and robustness to poor network environments. As a proof of concept, we implement a prototype collaborative system and report results of simulations to test scalability, efficiency, and correctness. Further, we consider the potential benefits of this framework for web-based collaborative report writing in the context of emergency management.

Item ID: 45935
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-42107-0
Keywords: collaboration, differential synchronisation, edit history, emergency management, text editing, user attribution, workspace awareness
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 07:31
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460902 Decision support and group support systems @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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