Coordinating Multi-dimensional Support in Collaborative Conversational Agents

  • David Adamson
  • Carolyn Penstein Rosé
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7315)


The field of computer supported collaborative learning has evolved an ontology of types of support for group learning. In recent years, conversational agents have been used successfully to realize forms of dynamic micro and macro level script based support for group learning. However, using existing architectures for managing the coordination of these agent-based behaviors (which can vary widely in scope, timing, and constraints), infelicitous “collision” of behaviors have been observed. In this paper, we introduce a new architecture that facilitates the development, coordination, and co-performance of multiple agent-based support behaviors.


collaborative learning intelligent agents multi-party conversational agents conversational scripting dynamic support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Adamson
    • 1
  • Carolyn Penstein Rosé
    • 1
  1. 1.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

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