Monday, December 10, 2012

9th International Technology, Knowledge, & Society Conference


Coming up at the beginning of 2013 I will be presenting my paper Multiagent Systems as a Team Member at the 9th International Technology, Knowledge and Society conference on January 13-14, 2013, in Vancouver, Canada. This conference is being presented by Common Ground Publishing, USA. There is a great line-up of speakers from all disciplines in which you are sure to find something interesting. The website for the conference is: http://techandsoc.com/the-conference/program-and-events

My paper is being considered for publication by The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society journal. Listed below is the abstract for the paper that I will be presenting. Once the presentation slides are put together, edited, and finalized I will have them posted on slideshare. I will post the link to the presentation slides once I have them completed. I am currently scheduled to present on on Jan. 14 under the Business Management and Organizational Technologies section around 1:30 pm.

Abstract: 

With the increasing complex business environment that organizations have to operate in today, teams are being utilized to complete complex tasks.  Teams are capable of completing complex tasks that no one individual can achieve.  Effective team decision-making requires team members to discuss new information (unshared knowledge) and to consider this new information along with existing information (shared knowledge).  Research has shown that shared knowledge is favored over unshared knowledge during team discussions.  One method of transferring unshared knowledge to shared knowledge is to take advantage of new multiagent systems that are designed to support teams.  Multiagent systems are capable of filtering information without the bias toward shared information over unshared information.  This conceptual manuscript presents a model that incorporates individual intelligent agents and multiagent systems that monitor and actively interact with team members as an effort to address the unshared knowledge barrier, resulting in better team decision-making and problem solving outcomes. 

If you are planning on attending the conference drop a line and we can try to meet up at the conference.
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