Monitoring high-reliability systems where human agents must be in-the-loop to handle events. High-reliability systems are rarely expected to experience adverse events. However, when the events do occur, information overload can result. The human operator must be able to come up to speed on the situation as quickly as possible without being overloaded. The decisions and responses may not be optimal or may even be deficient. The proposed system will prevent information overload by presenting the most important information first. The proposed system can also monitor operator responses and compare them to expected behaviors. Decision support in an environment where information glut exists. The availability of information is increasing at an exponential rate. The proposed system can filter this information by performing such tasks as assigning priorities, coordinating information flows, and defining how information is presented. The proposed system can also integrate information from multiple sources, repackage the information, and present the information in a more abstract form. It also allows linking of information producers with information consumers in a uniform, integrated manner. Monitoring rogue behavior. Models of expected behavior can be compared with agent actions. Actions are monitored in the context of an explicit intent consistent with all agents. As behaviors deviate, additional, appropriate actions may be taken by other agents.
Military command and control. Battlefield operations are some of the most dynamic information environments going from relatively inactive to completely overwhelmed. Information flows are likewise dynamic with the number of agents, their roles, and their need for information constantly changing. The proposed system can define these characteristics and can scale in terms of size from small unit tactical operations to theater-wide strategic operations and from a low level combat unit's specific information needs to the highest level leadership's abstract information needs. Emergency response systems. Emergencies can run the gamut from a small, local house fire to a state-wide environmental catastrophe. In the larger scale emergencies, the need for timely, critical information flow to the responders must be efficient and effective especially since traditional information channels may be overwhelmed, no longer be available, or severely degraded. The proposed system with its metadata analysis would only allow the most important and necessary information to be communicated in the most succinct and abstract form with well-defined alternatives. The proposed system focuses solely on information, who has it, who needs it, and how it is handled.