Daniela D'Aloisi

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This paper concerns mixed-initiative interaction between users and agents. After classifying agents according to their task and their interactivity with the user, the critical aspects of delegation-based interaction are outlined. Then MASMA, an agent system for distributed meeting scheduling, is described, and the solutions developed to control interaction(More)
In this paper we present a system that supports users in retrieving data in distributed and heterogeneous archives and repositories. The architecture is based on the metaphor of the software agents and incorporates innovative hints from other elds: distributed architectures, relevance feedback and active interfaces. The system has a cooperative and(More)
This paper presents the EasyReach system, a tool that aims at getting the elderly and pre-digital divide population closer to new technologies by creating a simplified social enviroment that facilitates interaction, trying to allow them to (i) easily keep in contact with friends and relatives, (ii) share their lifetime expertise, and (iii) avoid isolation.(More)
This paper concerns the development of an interface environment t o help users in repetitive tasks in ooce work. The main ideas in the project concern: the development of active interfaces that autonomously perform tasks minimizing the interaction with the user; the use of the agent-oriented paradigm to provide both distributedness and incrementality of the(More)