Operations Intent and Effects Model

Moore, Philip and Gustavsson, Per and Hieb, Michael and Eriksson, Patric and Niklasson, Lars (2011) Operations Intent and Effects Model. Journal of Defense Modelling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 8 (1). pp. 37-59. ISSN 1557-380X

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Abstract / Summary

Military missions in the 21st century are characterized by combinations of traditional symmetric conventional warfare, irregular warfare, and operations other than war.The inherent uncertainty in an actual mission and the variety of potential organizations (e.g. multi-agency, non-governmental, private volunteer, international, international corporations) from several countries that support the mission makes collaboration and co-ordination a key capability for command and control. The ability to communicate and automatically process intent and effects is vital in order for a commander to cooperate with other organizations and agencies and lead subordinates in such a way that the overall mission is completed in the best possible way, including exploitation of fleeting opportunities, i.e. enable for self-synchronization amongst teams and allow for subordinate initiatives. However, intent and effects are often absent in the current and forthcoming digitalized information models, and if intent and effects are present it is likely to be found that the representations are made as free-text fields based on natural language. However, such messages are very difficult to disambiguate, particularly for automated machine systems. The overall objective for the Operations Intent and Effects Model is to support operational and simulated systems by a conceptual intent and effects model and a formalism that is human and machine interpretable.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1177/1548512910379477
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering
ISSN: 1557-380X
Subjects: Technology
Depositing User: Philip Moore
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 10:06
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/737

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