Collaborative Workflow Management for Interagency Crime Analysis
J. Leon Zhao
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Henry H. Bi
Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University
University of Arizona - Department of Management Information Systems
Proceedings of the First NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2003), pp. 266-280, Tucson, AZ, USA, June 2-3, 2003
To strengthen homeland security, there is a critical need for new tools that can facilitate real time collaboration among various law enforcement agencies. Through a field study, we find that law enforcement work is knowledge intensive and involves complex collaborative processes interrelating a large number of disparate units in a loosely defined virtual organization. To support knowledge intensive collaboration, we propose a new workflow centric framework to seamlessly integrate previously separate techniques from the fields of information retrieval and workflow management. In this paper, we develop a collaborative workflow management framework for interagency crime analysis. The key contribution of our research is that by integrating various state-of-the-art techniques innovatively, the proposed system can support real time collaboration processes in a virtual organization that evolves dynamically.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Collaborative workflow management, crime analysis
JEL Classification: M1working papers series
Date posted: March 1, 2010
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