In today?s information-rich world, where people are overflooded with signals and messages at all levels of perception and modalities (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory), the need to allocate attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources appears to be among the most demanding challenges for ICT mediated communication. For the design and implementation of novel, future ICT systems, it is of high interest to understand how spontaneous, local, individual attention to novel information items occurs, propagates and eventually blends into a global awareness of the whole society.
Some two decades of HCI and pervasive/ubiquitous computing research have clearly revealed that out of the many indicative design factors for modern ICT, human attention is the first source of perception, consequently also awareness towards information and other individuals. In this presentation i will address the foundational basis for an attention-aware ICT, i.e. looking at computational models of human attention along with multisensory recognition architectures and reasoning algorithms to estimate and assess levels of human attention, together with their embedding into objects of everyday use.
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