Published in Proceedings of InterSymp-1998: The 10th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics: Baden-Baden, Germany, August 17, 1998, pages 71-79. Publisher website: http://www.iias.edu
Agent-based collaborative decision support is a methodology of utilizing domain specific intelligent systems, interacting in a common environment, to partner with one or more human decision makers to reach a consensus solution to a complex problem. An example is the recently developed Collaborative Infrastructure Assessment Tool (CIAT) that provides a collaborative planning facility management tool in support of military pier and port management. This methodology is applicable to many similar dynamic facility management problems where the complexity of issues and the number of decision makers result in the need for domain specific agents, a common view of the data, and the need to reach a consensus solution.