Requirements for modeling collaborative information foraging behavior: An application to emergency response organizations

Babajide Osatuyi, David Mendonça

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Abstract

Collaborative information foraging refers to the collective activities of seeking and handling information in order to meet information needs. This paper delineates requirements for modeling salient factors that shape collaborative information foraging behavior of groups. Existing modeling approaches are assessed based on their adequacy for measuring identified salient factors that shape collaborative information foraging behavior. A view of information foraging behavior as a dynamic process is presented. Consequently, this paper purports that modeling methods employed to aid understanding of foraging behavior must allow for plausible explanation of the inherent dynamism in foraging activities. This work therefore provides an initial roadmap to defining salient factors that need to be addressed in order to adequately model collaborative information foraging behavior within teams that operate in extreme environments. Implications of this work in practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2010 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 2 2010May 5 2010

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Other7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/2/105/5/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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