Abstract for: Influence Diagram Supporting the Implementation of Adaptive Campaigning

Adaptive Campaigning describes the Australian Land Force response to the challenges of future warfare. It discusses the need for Army to perform successfully over various lines of operation and to maintain an adaptive approach in order to achieve its objectives in an ever changing complex environment. However, the novel nature of this approach poses some conceptual and practical implementation difficulties. A visualisation technique known as Influence Diagrams is employed to develop an Adaptive Campaigning Influence Diagram to abate some of these difficulties. The benefits of employing the diagram are illustrated by recent real world experiences of US Forces in Baghdad.