Related Publications and Current Research

Rachel Jones


Selected publications related to collaborative Spacial Decision Making

Jones, R.M., Branki, N.E. and Edmonds, E.A. 'A study of socially shared cognition in design'. Planning and Design B: Environment and Planning, 20, pp 295-306, 1993.

Jones, R.M., Branki, N.E., and. Edmonds, E.A. . 'An analysis of media integration for spatial planning environments'. Planning and Design B: Environment and Planning, 21, pp 121-133, 1994.

Edmonds, E.A., Candy, L., Jones, R.M. & Soufi, B. 'Support for collaborative design: agents and emergence'. Communications of the ACM, 37, 7, pp 41-47, 1994.

Edmonds, E.A. & Jones, R.M. 'Supporting collaborative design in a seamless enviornment'. Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications (CERA), 3, 3, pp 203-211, 1995.

Jones, R.M., Copas, C.V. & Edmonds, E.A. GIS Support for Distributed Group-Work. Int. Journal of Geographical Information Systems 1996 (to appear).

Current Research

The aim of my current research activities are to support regional planning tasks by providing co-workers who are situated at different locations with access to a GIS. Five technical challengers for application sharing have been identified: multiple views, multi-user access, feed-back about other users' activities, conference management facilities and sustainable performance. A system has been developed which re-uses an existing single user - GIS and encompasses a User Interface Management System, knowledge-based techniques and agent support for group work. This novel approach offers a solution to the technical challenges, while enhancing the usability of such systems.


Rachel Jones
Temporary email address: J.Highfield@lboro.ac.uk