Kym Jason Pohl

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The requirements engineering, information systems and software engineering communities recently advocated scenario-based approaches which emphasise the user/system interaction perspective in developing computer systems. Use of examples, scenes, narrative descriptions of contexts, mock-ups and prototypes-all these ideas can be called scenario-based(More)
A pervasive, but not well-studied phenomenon in every-day systems development is the use of examples, scenes, narrative descriptions of context, mock-ups and prototypes. Loosely all these ideas can be called scenario-based approaches, although an exact definition is not easy beyond saying that all these techniques emphasize some description of the real(More)
This report describes work performed by the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center (CADRC) over the past several years in the design and implementation of collaborative, computer-based, decision-support systems, mostly for military applications. In these systems multiple components, either program modules or separate processes (i.e., software agents),(More)
This report provides an overview description of the Integrated Cooperative DecisionMaking (ICDM) software toolkit for the development of intelligent decision-support applications. More technical descriptions of ICDM are contained in a companion CDM Technical Report (CDM-18-04) entitled: ‘The ICDM Development Toolkit: Technical Description’. ICDM is an(More)
This paper proposes nine design principles for a new generation of computer-aided design (CAD) systems that actively support the decision making and problem solving activities of environmental design. Foremost among these are: a meaningful internal object-based representation of the artifact being designed within its environmental context; a collaborative(More)
The Integrated Marine Multi-Agent Command and Control System (IMMACCS) is a multi-agent, distributed system, designed to provide a ‘common tactical picture’ with integrated and meaningful decision-support facilities to authorized operators at any access node. IMMACCS has been implemented as a three-tier architecture that distinguishes between information,(More)
Information extraction using <i>Natural Language Processing</i> (NLP) tools focuses on extracting explicitly stated information from textual material. This includes <i>Named Entity Recognition</i> (NER), which produces entities and some of the relationships that may exist among them. Intelligent analysis requires examining the entities in the context of the(More)
Over the past decade the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center (CADRC) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) and its sustaining sponsor CDM Technologies, Inc. (CDM) have developed a suite of information-centric software tools in support of military deployment and distribution processes. At the heart of each of these(More)
Building design is a complex process because of the number of elements and issues involved and the number of relationships that exist among them. Adding sustainability issues to the list increases the complexity of design by an order of magnitude. There is a need for computer assistance to manage the increased complexity of design and to provide intelligent(More)