CIVIL: Support geo-collaboration with information visualization

Anna Wu, Xiaolong Zhang, Gregorio Convertino, John Carroll

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGROUP'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Supporting Group Work
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'09 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States
Duration: May 10 2009May 13 2009


Other2009 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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