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Concepts, Models, and Tools for Information Fusion

Concepts, Models, and Tools for Information Fusion

By (author)s: Eloi Bosse, Jean Roy, Steve Wark
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781596930827

An international panel of leading experts gives you a penetrating and cohesive look at current and future information fusion technology in this unique volume. Examining decision-making models and the command and control process, you develop a solid foundation that lets you explore the latest in situation awareness. The book examines human factors and their effect on analysis to help you judge users' trust in decision support systems. You find practical mathematical techniques and visualization methods, as well as tested heuristics, that show you how systems can achieve higher levels of fusion. The book details the Visual Fusion and Adaptive Sensor Fusion systems developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, offering insight into implementation issues and performance requirements. Moreover this leading-edge reference discusses systems interoperability among coalition forces as they prepare to confront future conflicts that transcend national boundaries.
Part I: Information Fusion Definitions, Concepts, and Models. ; Introduction.; Decision Making ModelingTaxonomical Models. Decision Making Models. Rational Models. Narrative-Based Decision Making Models. Naturalistic Decision Making Models. The Skill-Rule-Knowledge Model. Integrated Model of Real-World Decision-Making.; Situation Awareness ModelingSituation Analysis Definition. The Emergence of Situation Awareness Warfare. A functional Analysis of Situation Awareness Warfare. ; Data/Information Fusion ModelsJDL Data Fusion Model. Unified Data Fusion Model. Visual Situation Assessment Model. ; Cognitive Systems EngineeringInformation Requirements for Optimal Decision Making. Situation Awareness and Mental Models. Cognitive Fit and Cognitive Engineering. Cognitive Task Analysis and Cognitive Work Analysis. Transformation of Requirements. For Information Process Model. ; Decision Support SystemsHuman Limitation. Technological Support to Situation Awareness and Decision Making. Task Technology and Interactions and Technological Automation. Decision Support System Requirements: A Task/Human/Technology/Triad Model. Cognitive Fit and Decision Support System in the Operational Environment. The Development Process of a Decision Support Systems. ; Part II: Mathematical Foundations of Information Fusion. ; Introduction to UncertaintyKnowledge and Belief. ; Qualitative ApproachesClassical Logic. Modal Logics and Knowledge Logics. Nonmonotonic Logics.; Quantitative ApproachesProbability Theory. Dempster-Shafer Theory. Fuzzy Set Theory. Possibility Theory. Rough Set Theory. Conditional Event Theory. Random Set Theory. Graph-based Theory. ; Hybrid ApproachesQualitative Logics. Incidence Calculus. ; Part III: Computational Aspects of Information Fusion.; Basic Computational Aspects.; Information Fusion Domain CharacteristicsThe Environment. The Information Sources. The Fusion Process. The IF Application Perspective. The Life Cycle Support Perspective. IF System Design.; Information Fusion Computer IssuesSystem Architectures. Computer Systems. Networks. Middleware. Information Sources. Human Computer Interfaces.; Knowledge-Based and Artificial Intelligence SystemsReason. Reaction. Rule-Based Reasoning. Logical Reasoning. Case-Based Reasoning.; Software ArchitecturesVisual Data Fusion. Adaptive Sensor Fusion. Blackboard Systems. Multi-agent Systems.; Conclusion. ;
  • Eloi Bosse Eloi Bosse is a researcher retired from Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier (DRDC) in 2011, where he led a group of defense scientists on information fusion and resource management. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Universite Laval, QC.
  • Jean Roy
  • Steve Wark
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