Augmented Metacognition Addressing Dynamic Allocation of Tasks Requiring Visual Attention
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.
KeywordsVisual attention cognitive modeling augmented metacognition
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