Context-centric proactive information delivery

Xiaocong Fan, John Yen, Rui Wang, Shuang Sun, Richard A. Volz

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Abstract

Delivering only those information relevant to the needs of teammates is critical for avoiding information overload. Need-driven proactive information delivery has thus been widely investigated in diverse areas spanning from psychology, AI, to Web-based services. CAST, a team-oriented agent architecture, realized proactive information delivery as a built-in agent behavior, which is derived by the capability of anticipating others' information-needs based on a computational shared mental model. However, the first implementation of CAST is limited in managing the dynamic activation and deactivation of teammates ' information-needs. This paper addresses this issue by proposing a novel mechanism for organizing and managing the "context" of information-needs, which facilitates information-needs to be activated and deactivated dynamically. We evaluate the proposed approach by comparing its performance with agent teams using only reactive communications (e.g., ask/reply) and with the original CAST agent teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004
EditorsN. Zhong, J. Bradshaw, S.K. Pal, D. Talia, J. Liu, N. Cercone
Pages31-37
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004 - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 20 2004Sep 24 2004

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NameProceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004

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OtherProceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period9/20/049/24/04

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Fan, X., Yen, J., Wang, R., Sun, S., & Volz, R. A. (2004). Context-centric proactive information delivery. In N. Zhong, J. Bradshaw, S. K. Pal, D. Talia, J. Liu, & N. Cercone (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004 (pp. 31-37). (Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004).
Fan, Xiaocong ; Yen, John ; Wang, Rui ; Sun, Shuang ; Volz, Richard A. / Context-centric proactive information delivery. Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004. editor / N. Zhong ; J. Bradshaw ; S.K. Pal ; D. Talia ; J. Liu ; N. Cercone. 2004. pp. 31-37 (Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004).
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Fan, X, Yen, J, Wang, R, Sun, S & Volz, RA 2004, Context-centric proactive information delivery. in N Zhong, J Bradshaw, SK Pal, D Talia, J Liu & N Cercone (eds), Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004. Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004, pp. 31-37, Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004, Beijing, China, 9/20/04.

Context-centric proactive information delivery. / Fan, Xiaocong; Yen, John; Wang, Rui; Sun, Shuang; Volz, Richard A.

Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004. ed. / N. Zhong; J. Bradshaw; S.K. Pal; D. Talia; J. Liu; N. Cercone. 2004. p. 31-37 (Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004).

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Fan X, Yen J, Wang R, Sun S, Volz RA. Context-centric proactive information delivery. In Zhong N, Bradshaw J, Pal SK, Talia D, Liu J, Cercone N, editors, Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Systems. IAT 2004. 2004. p. 31-37. (Proceedings - IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology. IAT 2004).