Overview and Methods
This page provides an overview to the knowledge acquired by AIAI
working with ISX on the subject of Air Campaign Planning within a
Joint Task Force. The knowledge is represented using (variations on)
the CommonKADS modelling technique, which models knowledge from
several different perspectives. Other specialised modelling methods
were used where appropriate including IDEF-3 for process models, and
"As-Is" ACP Process Models
Models of the Air Campaign Planning Process - 14 March 1996 is an
intermediate and partially completed document (some figures are
missing). It shows work performed up to March 1996. It was criticised
by Checkmate during validation, but is kept available because it
contains more detail about some activities than the validated
document. Readers should take note of the caveat emptor
statement. The criticism was accounted for in the final models
- The final version of the models produced from this work are at the
http://arpi.isx.com/ site at http://arpi.isx.com/community/doma.html
(ARPI Community Login Password required) - As-is ACP Models - May to
August 1996 These models have been validated by Checkmate. An ARPI
Participants password is required to view this document.
Centre of Gravity Models
During modelling of the "As-is" ACP Proocess, Checkmate provided
information about Objectives, Centres of Gravity (CoGs) and some
classification knowledge about them. While this information was at a
deeper level of modelling than was desired at that point in time, the
information was recorded. It has subsequently proved useful for
work on JFACC-related Challenge Problems under the DARPA HPKB Program.
These Centre of Gravity models and classifications have been
presented to a workshop at which Checkmate staff commented favourably
on their worth. However, the information has not been verified with
- Force Application (Objectives): Library and
Analysis - Draft - AIAI Report Number
ISAT-AIAI/TR/5 version 1 - 20-Jan-96 - Postscript.
"Transition" ACP Process Models
The "transition" ACP Process is one in between the "As-is" and "To-be" processes as envisaged by Checkmate and the US military.
The "transition" ACP Process was modelled by ISX (Anna Griffiths) and represented in CommonKADS representation at
(ARPI Community Login Password requred) - Transition Models - 15 January 1997.
These CommonKADS models are compatible with the modelling work
undertaken by AIAI.
- ACP Process Verbs and ACP Tool Capabilities - AIAI Report
Number ISAT-AIAI/TR/1 version 1 - 13 June 1996 - First Document - Postscript
The first document differs from the second in the
modelling approach. In the second case, it sought to identify the
process products flowing in the process, and to use these as the basis
for modelling the process steps.
ACP Process Steps,
Process Products and Agent Capabilities - AIAI Report Number
ISAT-AIAI/TR/4 version 2 - 14 April 1997 - Second Document -
Version 2 differs from version 1 dated 17 December
in adding 3 subverbs to Organise major verb on page 29, and
correcting spelling errors.
The majority of the knowledge represented has been modelled using the
approach to knowledge representation. This has been enriched using
some ideas from the ORDIT
approach to organizational requirements definition; the IDEF3 modelling technique (PostScript -- 121 Kb); and the Role
Activity Diagram technique. The terminology which is used within the
models has been justified by drawing on the work of the KRSL working
group and on the Enterprise
N.B. Information on the IDEF family of Methods (including IDEF3) is
available via NIST
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Last updated: Fri Apr 28 13:10:39 2000