An Adaptive Human-Aware Software Agent Supporting Attention-Demanding Tasks

  • Tibor Bosse
  • Zulfiqar A. Memon
  • Jan Treur
  • Muhammad Umair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5925)


This paper presents a human-aware software agent to support a human performing a task that demands substantial amounts of attention. The agent obtains human awareness in an adaptive manner by use of a dynamical model of human attention which is parameterised for specific characteristics of the human. The agent uses a built-in adaptation model to adapt on the fly the values of these parameters to the personal characteristics of the human. The software agent has been implemented in a component-based manner within the Adobe® Flex® environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Bosse
    • 1
  • Zulfiqar A. Memon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  • Muhammad Umair
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVU University AmsterdamAmsterdam
  2. 2.Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur IBA)SindhPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyLahorePakistan

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