We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of both Doug Dyer and Shalom Flank to this work. Doug Dyer provided the original idea of an interactive template-based travel planner based on a spreadsheet paradigm. Shalom Flank worked closely with us on the original design of this system and provided detailed feedback and ideas throughout the implementation process.
The research reported here was supported in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, under agreement number F30602-00-1-0504, in part by the Rome Laboratory of the Air Force Systems Command and DARPA under contract number F30602-98-2-0109, in part by the United States Air Force under contract number F49620-98-1-0046, and in part by the Integrated Media Systems Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, Cooperative Agreement No. EEC-9529152. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of any of the above organizations or any person connected with them.