Modality planning for preventing tunnel vision in crisis management

Yujia Cao, Anton Nijholt

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    Crisis management is a time-critical task with high uncertainty and high risk. Stress and cognitive overload often result in a set of bias in crisis manager’s situation understanding and information confirming processes, known as 'tunnel vision'. Aiming at preventing tunnel vision, we propose an information assistant system which attempts to reduce the information quantity, improve the information quality, and prevent cognitive overload of the user. The main focus of this paper is to present the design proposal of the modality planning module. It is one of the modules which play a role in the prevention of tunnel vision. The function of this module is to determine the optimum utilization of the available modalities, in order to convey information effectively and reduce the cognitive load of theperceivers. The modality planning strategies also adapt to the user’s preferences and cognitive state.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAISB 2008 Convention Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence, 1st-4th April 2008, University of Aberdeen
    Subtitle of host publicationVol. 10: Proceedings of the AISB 2008 Symposium on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2008)
    EditorsMariët Theune, Ielka van der Sluis, Yulia Bachvarova, Elisabeth Andre
    Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
    PublisherThe Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-902956-69-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008
    EventAISB Symposium on Multimodal Output Generation, MOG 2008 - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Apr 20084 Apr 2008


    ConferenceAISB Symposium on Multimodal Output Generation, MOG 2008
    Abbreviated titleMOG
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityAberdeen, Scotland




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