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CIVIL: Support Geo-Collaboration with Information Visualization

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Teams of specialized experts, such as emergency management planning teams, while making decisions need to efficiently pool domain-specific knowledge, synthesize relevant information, and keep track of collaborators activities at a low interaction cost. This requires tools that allow monitoring both low-level information (e.g., individual actions and external events) and higher-order activities (e.g., how members contribute to groupwork). This paper presents design of CIVIL, a system prototype developed to support map-based decision-making. We report our empirical evaluation of the effects of visualizations on the decision process and the final product.


Wu, Anna; Zhang, Xiaolong; Convertino, Gregorio; Carroll, John M. (2009): CIVIL: Support Geo-Collaboration with Information Visualization. Proceedings of the 2009 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/1531674.1531714. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 273–276. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA