Tutorial III


The 2003 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS’03)

January 19 - 23, 2003



Constructing Collaborative Enterprises and Decision Support Solutions in KnowledgeKinetics™ (K2™)





The tutorial provides an enhanced overview of KnowledgeKinetics (K2), a collaborative enterprise software framework. K2 is a comprehensive collaborative environment that enables a full gamut of collaboration activities including human-to-human, human-to-machine, and machine-to-machine distributed interaction.  In general, the tutorial will address the topics identified below. Moreover, the tutorial will specifically focus on using this technology to implement Decision Support, Knowledge Management, Simulation Based Analysis and Systems Engineering collaboration environments. The attendee will go away with a working-level understanding of how to set up an enterprise with the K2 product to not only establish an infrastructure for sharing an organization’s knowledge via roles, access control & rules; but also facilitate more efficient information/knowledge flow using workflows and object modeling.  Several examples of building object models, workflows and forms will be provided in an interactive fashion.  Where feasible, human collaboration features will also be included.

Tutorial will cover:

               K2 TM Collaborative Enterprise Overview

               Fundamentals of Building an Enterprise

          User profile & preferences


          Filing Cabinets

          ECAs & Rules

               Advanced skills for implementing DS, KM, SBA & SE Collaboration Domains



          Object Modeling

               Collaboration tools


Participants will learn how this technology can be applied to provide solutions to their collaboration and decision support needs.




Business professionals, Collaboration tool developers and users, Collaboration Enterprise developers and users, and scientists and engineers that wish to use a centralized repository for information, and capture, record and automate common processes and practices. 



Basic engineering, programming and/or business management experience



2 Hours



Gary Whitted has over 17 years of engineering management experience. He is experienced in research, development, test and evaluation of large-scale software systems (decision support systems, domain specific applications in embedded weapon systems, modeling and simulation and management information), software architecture, technical design supervision, requirements analysis and project management. Currently, Mr. Whitted is the Program Manager for Ball’s Distributed Collaborative Decision Support Technology program. Mr. Whitted earned a Master of Software Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA from Wright State University in 1989.  Mr. Whitted also earned a BS in Engineering (Computer and Information Science) from the University of Florida in 1982.


Bradley Mallare is a software engineer and manager at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Fairborn Ohio. Brad directly supports the Collaborative Simulation Technology Branch in AFRL and is a lead engineer for the development of collaboration and decision support applications using the KnowledgeKinetics™ product.

Mr. Mallare has 12 years of experience in a broad range of software engineering related activities including software architecture, development and management in both the commercial and defense acquisition environments.  Prior to joining Ball, Brad has also held positions with Lockheed Martin Systems Integration as a software architect and an international printing company as a software project manager.  Additionally, before transitioning to the commercial marketplace, Brad served 8 years in the US Air Force as a computer systems engineer attaining the rank of Captain.  Mr. Mallare holds a MS degree in Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.