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).
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.