T1.2: State of the art assessment (including relevant aspects of: cognitive and social theories of human attention, attention aware systems, interface characters in collaborative contexts, cognitive architectures, adaptive systems)
Deliverable: report; due: end of march 2006
This deliverable reviews the state of the art of research related to the support of attention in systems for collaboration and learning. It presents the most relevant results in attention-related research in cognitive psychology. It introduces systems that have been designed with the explicit aim of supporting some attentional processes. It provides an overview of the specific issues related to the support of attention in educational, work, and business environments. Finally, it describes the issues and technologies related to psychophysiological measurements of attention, and to the integration of embodied agents in attention-aware systems.