Augmented Metacognition Addressing Dynamic Allocation of Tasks Requiring Visual Attention

  • Tibor Bosse
  • Willem van Doesburg
  • Peter-Paul van Maanen
  • Jan Treur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4565)


This paper discusses the use of cognitive models as augmented metacognition on task allocation for tasks requiring visual attention. In the domain of naval warfare, the complex and dynamic nature of the environment makes that one has to deal with a large number of tasks in parallel. Therefore, humans are often supported by software agents that take over part of these tasks. However, a problem is how to determine an appropriate allocation of tasks. Due to the rapidly changing environment, such a work division cannot be fixed beforehand: dynamic task allocation at runtime is needed. Unfortunately, in alarming situations the human does not have the time for this coordination. Therefore system-triggered dynamic task allocation is desirable. The paper discusses the possibilities of such a system for tasks requiring visual attention.


Visual attention cognitive modeling augmented metacognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Bosse
    • 1
  • Willem van Doesburg
    • 2
  • Peter-Paul van Maanen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081HV AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Human Factors, P.O.Box 23, 3769ZG SoesterbergThe Netherlands

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