Ethnographically informed agent based computational model for collaborative systems

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an agent based computational model in order to address the long acknowledged problem of translating ethnographic findings into system design. This model is based on an ethnographic framework consisting of three dimensions, distributed coordination, awareness of work and plans and procedures; and the BDI (belief, desire and intention) model of intelligent agents. The ethnographic framework is used to organise ethnographically derived information into the three dimensions; whereas the BDI model allows the information to be mapped onto the concepts of multi-agent systems. Focusing on a case study, the usefulness of the proposed model is demonstrated by showing that ethnographic accounts can systematically inform system design and development. Evaluation and generalisability of the model is discussed in the paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages3235-3241
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6588-0, 978-1-4244-6587-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6586-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2010
    Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 10 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

    Conference

    Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
    Abbreviated titleSMC 2010
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period10/10/1013/10/10

    Keywords

    • Awareness
    • Distributed coordination
    • Plans and procedures

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Iqbal, R., Halloran, J., Shah, N., & James, A. (2010). Ethnographically informed agent based computational model for collaborative systems. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 (pp. 3235-3241). [5642296] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2010.5642296