A collaborative Web-based issue based information system (IBIS) framework
Ebadi, Toktam; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
This research focuses on the design and development of an IBIS-based tool called IBISMod, which facilitates a distributed and collaborative decision-making process. IBIS-based systems help analysts and designers in the process of formulating the requirements and design issues associated with complex problems that are difficult to specify. In particular, it captures the rationale behind group decision-making process. The group members are usually distributed over a network and may be working together concurrently. IBISMod is based on Rittel's Issue-Based Information System. This particular implementation is a web-based tool that makes it possible for the participants to work together on a specific problem while they may be physically present in different locations. In order to improve the interactivity, speed and usability of the framework, the AJAX approach has been adopted.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 2009/06
Research Type: Discussion Paper