coMAP: Support for Collaborative Situation Analysis and Planning in Crisis Management Teams using Interactive Tabletops

Crisis management requires the collaboration of a variety of people with different roles, often across organizational boundaries. It has been shown that geographic information systems can improve the efficiency of disaster management operations. However, workstation-based solutions fail to offer the same ease of collaboration as the large analog maps currently in use. Recent research prototypes, which use interactive tabletops for this purpose, often do not consider individual roles and the need for accountability of actions. In this project, we present coMAP, a system built for interactive tabletops that facilitates collaborative situation analysis and planning in crisis management teams. Users can interact with coMAP using multi-touch as well as pen input. The latter is realized by new methods for the use of Anoto digital pens without the Anoto microdot pattern. A pen-optimized pie menu provides access to role-specific information and system functions. A combination of role-based access control and indoor tracking via Bluetooth is used to support accountability of actions while still allowing collaboration and information sharing.

 

 


 

 

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Support for Collaborative Situation Analysis and Planning in Crisis Management Teams using Interactive Tabletops

Sebastian Döweling, Tarik Tahiri, Philipp Sowinski, Benedikt Schmidt, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi
In: ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'13), 2013.

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Sebastian Döweling (SAP AG, HCI Research, sebastian.doeweling(at)sap.com)

Benedikt Schmidt

Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi 

 

 

20.02.2017

Full paper accepted at CHI 2017

We will present a full paper at CHI 2017: Flexibles: Deformation-Aware 3D-Printed Tangibles for Capacitive Touchscreens(Martin Schmitz, Jürgen Steimle, Jochen Huber, Niloofar Dezfuli & Max Mühlhäuser)  [more]

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04.10.2016

Hessian Minister for Science tested new version of TK's Smart Table, Permulin

During a recent event at the Future Innovation Lab of TU Darmstadt's spin-off company Leap-In-Time by Prof. Ruth Stock-Homburg, the Hessian Minister for Science and Arts, Boris Rhein, was one of the first to have a closer look on... [more]

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03.08.2016

TK’s Smart Table featured in Commerzbank video about the future of work

Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, produced a vision film about the future of work and workplaces. It features three areas of TU Darmstadt‘s spin-off company Leap-in-Time headed by Prof. Ruth Stock-Homburg from the... [more]

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29.02.2016

Three posters accepted at this year's CHI

TK is going to present three Late-Breaking-Work posters at this year's CHI conference in San Jose. The accepted posters are: FreeTop: Finding Free Spots for Projective AugmentationJan Riemann, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Martin... [more]

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08.08.2015

Paper accepted at UIST 2015

We will present the following paper at UIST 2015: Capricate: A Fabrication Pipeline to Design and 3D Print Capacitive Touch Sensors for Interactive Objects(Martin Schmitz, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Matthias Balwierz, Roman... [more]

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06.07.2015

TK receives Surface Hub award from Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research recently developed a number of prototypes of a novel electronic whiteboard. A worldwide competition was launched where pertinent research groups could propose innovative research projects that would leverage... [more]

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27.08.2014

Full paper accepted at OzCHI 2014

We will present the following full paper at OzCHI 2014: EarPut: Augmenting Ear-worn Devices for Ear-based Interaction(Roman Lissermann, Jochen Huber, Aristotelis Hadjakos, Suranga Nanayakkara and Max Mühlhäuser) [more]

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