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A shared-world conceptual model for integrating space station life sciences telescience operationsMental models of the Space Station and its ancillary facilities will be employed by users of the Space Station as they draw upon past experiences, perform tasks, and collectively plan for future activities. The operational environment of the Space Station will incorporate telescience, a new set of operational modes. To investigate properties of the operational environment, distributed users, and the mental models they employ to manipulate resources while conducting telescience, an integrating shared-world conceptual model of Space Station telescience is proposed. The model comprises distributed users and resources (active elements); agents who mediate interactions among these elements on the basis of intelligent processing of shared information; and telescience protocols which structure the interactions of agents as they engage in cooperative, responsive interactions on behalf of users and resources distributed in space and time. Examples from the life sciences are used to instantiate and refine the model's principles. Implications for transaction management and autonomy are discussed. Experiments employing the model are described which the authors intend to conduct using the Space Station Life Sciences Telescience Testbed currently under development at Ames Research Center.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Johnson, Vicki (Research Inst. for Advanced Computer Science Moffett Field, CA., United States)
Bosley, John (Bionetics Corp. Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, The 1988 Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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