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The Design and Development of a Cloud-based Platform Supporting Team-oriented Evidence-based Reasoning: SWARM Systems Paper

RO Sinnott, C Bayliss, C Guest, G Jayaputera, G Karami, J Kim, Y Pan, R Susanto, D Vu, I Widjaja, Z Zhao, R de Rozario, E Silver, S Thomman, T van Gelder, Y Ades, T Dwyer, K Marriott, M Schwarz, TX Bui (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 52ND ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES | HICSS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The Smartly-assembled Wiki-style Argument Marshalling project (SWARM) commenced in 2017 as part of the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) funded Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation (CREATE) Program. The SWARM project has developed an online platform allowing groups to produce evidence-based reasoning. This paper provides a summary of the core requirements and rationale that have driven the SWARM platform implementation. We present the technical architecture and associated design implementation. We also introduce core capabilities that have been introduced to encourage user interaction and social acceptance of the platform by the crowds.

Grants

Awarded by Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Advanced Research projects Activity (IARPA)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is based upon work supported in part by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Intelligence Advanced Research projects Activity (IARPA), under Contract [2017-16122000002]. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of ODNI, IARPA, or the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation therein.