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On visualizing threat evaluation configuration processes: A design proposal
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Skövde Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL))ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2900-9335
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Interaction Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6310-346X
Saab Electronic Defence Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: 17th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2014, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014, 1-8 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Threat evaluation is concerned with estimating the intent, capability and opportunity of detected objects in relation to our own assets in an area of interest. To infer whether a target is threatening and to which degree is far from a trivial task. Expert operators have normally to their aid different support systems that analyze the incoming data and provide recommendations for actions. Since the ultimate responsibility lies in the operators, it is crucial that they trust and know how to configure and use these systems, as well as have a good understanding of their inner workings, strengths and limitations. To limit the negative effects of inadequate cooperation between the operators and their support systems, this paper presents a design proposal that aims at making the threat evaluationprocess more transparent. We focus on the initialization, configuration and preparation phases of thethreat evaluation process, supporting the user in the analysis of the behavior of the system considering the relevant parameters involved in the threat estimations. For doing so, we follow a known design process model and we implement our suggestions in a proof-of-concept prototype that we evaluate with military expert system designers.

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IEEE conference proceedings, 2014. 1-8 p.
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10391ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84910660640ISBN: 978-849012355-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10391DiVA: diva2:771922
Conference
17th International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION 2014, Salamanca, Spain 7 July 2014 through 10 July 2014
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
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Article number 6916152

Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2014-12-15Bibliographically approved

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