Collaborative Workflow Management for Interagency Crime Analysis
J. Leon Zhao, Henry H. Bi, Hsinchun Chen. 2003. Collaborative Workflow Management for Interagency Crime Analysis. Proceedings of the First NSF/NIJ Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2003), Tucson, AZ, USA, June 2-3, 2003. pp. 266-280. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.1561293
8 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2010 Last revised: 28 Apr 2019
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Collaborative workflow management, crime analysis
JEL Classification: M1
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