TitleReview of the 2008-2009 Joint chat conferences
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAha, DW
InstitutionNaval Research Laboratory, Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence
CityWashington, DC
TypeNCARAI Technical Note
Keywordschat analysis, joint chat conferences

The first Joint Chat Conference was held in 2004. The conferences’ objectives are to (among others):
• Review and address the requirements for IRC at the tactical and operational levels
• Review the current status of chat across COCOMS
• Reaffirm DISA/DSAWG/CIWG’s unofficial “stay the course” position on deployed chat systems
• Review various research, development, and evaluation activities involving chat systems
Speakers in 2008 and 2009 represented SPAWAR, the Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC), PACOM, PEO C4I, USMC Enterprise IT Services, USAF (multiple groups), Joint forces (e.g., ALSA, DISA), MITRE, the XMPP Standards Foundation, and several contractors. In 2009, this meeting was held 9-11 June at SPAWAR. LorRaine Duffy (SPAWAR) has been the primary organizer of this conference. Many of the presenters at the 2009 conference also presented in 2008; there is a large (but not complete) overlap. I can provide any of the materials summarized below. The purpose of this short review is to provide context for the 6.2 NRL IT Focus Area project Chat Attention Management for Enhanced Situation Assessment (PI: Aha; Co-PI: Brock) (FY10-FY13). Our interest is in identifying contributions to this conference that are particularly relevant to this project.

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