Toward Identifying Process Models in Ad Hoc and Distributed Teams

Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, and Gita Sukthankar
Proceedings of the First International Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HuCom 2008), December, 2008, pp. 55-62.


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Abstract
This article reports work on first steps toward characterizing a negotiation process model for ad hoc and distributed groups or teams, so that automation can more accurately track the states of a negotiation from human discourse. We devised three experimental scenarios and ran human subject experiments that involved group decision-making and consensus building. Our experiments showed that the communication patterns of successful distributed ad hoc teams differed in two significantly different conditions. We describe our motivations, experimental design and results.

Keywords
Communication process model, consensus building, ad hoc distributed teams, negotiation, teamwork

Notes
Sponsor: US ARL and UK MOD
Grant ID: Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): IBM ITA: Human-Agent Teamwork Models
Number of pages: 8
Note: This research has been funded in part by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.K. Ministry of Defence under Agreement Number W911NF-06-3-0001. ISBN: 978-90-813811-1-6 Available in ACM Digital Library.

Text Reference
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, and Gita Sukthankar, "Toward Identifying Process Models in Ad Hoc and Distributed Teams," Proceedings of the First International Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HuCom 2008), December, 2008, pp. 55-62.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Giampapa_2008_6286,
   author = "Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Katia Sycara and Gita Sukthankar",
   editor = "Koen V. Hindriks and Willem-Paul Brinkman",
   title = "Toward Identifying Process Models in Ad Hoc and Distributed Teams",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the First International Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HuCom 2008)",
   pages = "55-62",
   publisher = "Delft University of Technology",
   address = "Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands",
   month = "December",
   year = "2008",
   Notes = "This research has been funded in part by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.K. Ministry of Defence under Agreement Number W911NF-06-3-0001. ISBN: 978-90-813811-1-6 Available in ACM Digital Library."
}