Title: AsbruView - Medical Treatment Plan Authoring
Participants: Robert Kosara, Silvia Miksch
Institution: Information Engineering Group (ieg), Institute of Software Technology and Interactive System, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Description: Asbru is a very complex language, which cannot be understood by physicians, who have no or hardly any training in formal methods. AsbruView is a tool to make Asbru accessible to physicians, and to give any user an overview over a plan hierarchy.
AsbruView is based on visual metaphors to make the underlying concepts easier to grasp. This was done because not only is the notation foreign to physicians, but also the underlying concepts.
AsbruView consists of two views: Tological View (TopoView) and Temporal View (TempView). TopoView only shows the principal layout, and which parts of a plan are planned in sequence, in parallel, etc. In addition to the topological information, physicians need to be able to see the details of the temporal extensions of plans. For this purpose, the temporal view is used.