In the context of CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), we propose to ease the interaction between users through the use of user-aware agents. The purpose of those agents is to be aware of the user's state (e.g. is the user typing on the keyboard, meeting with other people, on the phone, etc.). We will first describe an application we developed on top of a Mediaspace, EasyMeeting, based on user-aware agents. Second, we will present the implementation (multi-agent architecture, language). Finally we will discuss various aspects of the agents. We believe, the user-aware agents are a step toward a better communication man-machine. Instead of the usual approach in which users consciously interact with the machine, we make the computer aware of the users and thus make users unconsciously interact with the computer.
Easing interaction through user awareness
IUI 1997, 2nd international conference on Intelligent user interfaces, January 06-09, 1997, Orlando, USA
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