IEA IEA 2012 Special Session:

Modeling and Support of Cognitive and Affective Human Processes

June 9-12, Dalian, China

To support humans in demanding circumstances it is often required that an intelligent system application has some form of human-awareness. This means that the system has a form of intelligence that enables it to analyse and tune itself to the human's cognitive and affective states and processes, such as attention, level of stress, or exhaustion. To design such intelligent applications in the first place the system needs knowledge of the relevant human processses, and possesses methods to use this knowledge to become human-aware: to estimate and analyse the human's states and processes. Furthermore, based on such human-awareness the system is able to tune its actions and interactions with the human. In this track we are looking for research papers that explore building blocks or full applications for such intelligent systems. All kinds of aspects of cognitive and affective human processes in all areas of life and/or work may be relevant. For example, the papers can address the analysis and modelling of such human processes, or models, architecture, or interfaces to support human cognitive and/or affective processes. Hereby, the (intended) application system does not necessarily need to incorporate an explicit model of human processes, but can also be based on heuristics developed by using formalised models of human functioning.

Example topics of interest:

  • cognitive agent models
  • user modelling
  • human machine interaction
  • coping with affective phenomena, such as negative emotions and moods
  • contagion within teams
  • shared mental models: shared between human and software agents
  • awareness of forms of social interaction
  • models for persuasion & motivation
  • mutual understanding in cooperation in teams (where teams can consist of humans, of robots/agents, or both)
  • the influence of values and norms on human and team functioning

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