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2010.02.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Briggs Named Associate Editor of Top Information Systems Journal

Omaha - Dr. Robert Briggs of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has been named associate editor of the European Journal for Information Systems.

The bimonthly publication is one of the leading journals in the Information Systems field, providing a European perspective on the theory and practice of Information Systems for a global audience.

The journal publishes research articles by academics, along with case studies and reflective articles by practitioners. It provides a critical view on technology, development, implementation, strategy, management and policy.

Briggs is director of academic affairs for the Center for Collaboration Science at UNO. Briggs holds a doctoral degree in Management and Information Systems, with a minor in Communication, from the University of Arizona.

His research areas include cognitive foundations of collaboration that are applied to the design and deployment of new collaboration work practices and collaboration technologies.

Briggs is working with a team at UNO to develop the BattleSpace ActionCenters collaborative software platform. The BattleSpace research stream seeks to reduce military decision cycles by 50 percent or more at the operational level. The ActionCenters project will offer a rapid development environment where collaboration experts will be able to design an create software applications for specific mission-critical tasks in hours or days.

Funded through an earmark secured by Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, the project was proposed by researchers from three UNO colleges: the College of Business Administration, the College of Information Science and Technology (located at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute) and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The ActionCenters project will allow UNO researchers to facilitate quick and effective decision-making for mission-critical collaborative tasks such as situational awareness, course of action development and operational planning.

For more information, contact Briggs: rbriggs@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2972.

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