Web homepage: http://i-x.info and http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/project/ix/
Developers: Austin Tate, Jeff Dalton, Stephen Potter and Jussi Stader
Owner: AIAI, The University of Edinburgh
Addresses KM Challenge(s): (Process Knowledge) Acquisition, Modelling, Reuse
Builds on other technologies: AI Planning, Workflow, Java,
HTML, XML, Jabber. Interoperable with: BuddySpace, Compendium
Brief description of the knowledge management problem that your technology addresses. [includes your HTML file]
The aim of an I-X Process Panel (I-P2) is to act as a workflow,
reporting and messaging "catch all" for its user. It can act in
conjunction with other panels for other users if desired.
Can take ANY requirement to:
Deals with these via:
Receives reports and messages and, where possible, interprets them
Copes with partial knowledge.
An I-X Process Panel supports a user or collaborative users in selecting and carrying out "processes" and creating or modifying "process products". Both processes and process products are abstractly considered to be made up on "Nodes" (activities in a process, or parts of a process product) which may have parts called sub-nodes making up a hierarchical description of the process or product. The nodes are related by a set of detailed "Constraints" of various kinds. A set of "Issues" is associated with the processes or process products to represent unsatisfied requirements, problems raised as a result of analysis or critiquing, etc. Processes and process products in I-X are represented in the <I-N-C-A> (Issues - Nodes - Constraints - Annotations) Model of Synthesised Artifacts.
As well as the Process Panel Window itself, a number of additional
tools are provided accessible via a tools menu or through context
dependent action menus. These include:
A link to the QuickTime movie, which will open in a separate window.
The current release and documentation is available via http://i-x.info/release/current/
Version 2.4 available February 2003 runs over Jabber without further
software or tailoring.
Technical requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP or Unix/Linux/MacOS X, Java Runtime Environment 1.3/1.4 (1.4-only planned from mid-2003).
Tate, A., Dalton, J. and Stader, J. (2002) "I-P2 - Intelligent
Process Panels to Support Coalition Operations", Proceedings of the Second International
Conference on Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations (KSCO-2002),
Toulouse, France, 23-24 April 2002. Available at: http://i-x.info/documents/2002/2002-ksco-ip2.pdf