Intelligent Socio-Technical Interaction

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:15am – 1:30pm
Presented by Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum, and Catholijn Jonker
Located in Amphitheater

Increasingly, software systems mediate between people or function as a partner in accomplishing joint tasks. As intermediaries between people or as partners in accomplishing joint tasks, software systems get more responsibility to start tasks, to react to failures and to find alternative ways to accomplish a task, that is, to act as if they are members of a team, rather than being passive tools. This shift requires ICT-applications to become aware of and act socially intelligent in their social situation.
This trend can be seen in applications ranging from serious games and social simulations to social robotics and socially and situational aware ambient intelligence used to give long term assistance to people.
The overall aim of this tutorial is to present new computational theories of social intelligence that are needed to create intelligent socio-technical interactions. During the tutorial we will discuss how these theories can be used for the implementation of socially intelligent systems. E.g. an agent might agree to provide help, because it wants to be a good friend and providing help is expected in that situation (even though the agent might not know how to provide the help yet).