Argumentation Schemes for Events Suggestion in an e-Health Platform

  • Angelo Costa
  • Stella HerasEmail author
  • Javier Palanca
  • Jaume Jordán
  • Paulo Novais
  • Vicente Julián
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10171)


In this work, we propose the introduction of persuasion techniques that guide the users into interacting with the Ambient Assisted Living framework iGenda. It is a cognitive assistant that manages active daily living activities, monitors user’s health condition, and creates a social network between users via mobile devices. The objective is to be inserted in a healthcare environment and to provide features like adaptive interfaces, user profiling and machine learning processes that enhance the usage experience. The inclusion of a persuasive architecture (based on argumentation schemes) enables the system to provide recommendations to the users that fit their profile and interests, thus increases the chance of a positive interaction.


Argumentation Scheme Argumentation Framework Ambient Assist Live Minor Premise Argumentation Process 
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A. Costa thanks the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) the Post-Doc scholarship with the Ref. SFRH/BPD/102696/2014. This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013. It was also supported by the by the projects TIN2015-65515-C4-1-R and TIN2014-55206-R of the Spanish government and by the grant program for the recruitment of doctors for the Spanish system of science and technology (PAID-10-14) of the Universitat Politècnica de València.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Costa
    • 1
  • Stella Heras
    • 2
    Email author
  • Javier Palanca
    • 2
  • Jaume Jordán
    • 2
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Vicente Julián
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro ALGORITMI, Escola de EngenhariaUniversidade Do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.D. Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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