The idea that a computer system could be used to motivate people to perform a certain task on the basis of a user model is certainly not novel. As early as the 80s, intelligent tutoring systems would encourage students to learn by means of tailored feedback and hints , and in the 90s patient education systems would attempt to address the problem of compliance to a medical regimen by means of information and personalised advice  or would encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles . It is however only recently that a number of, seemingly non correlated, extensive research efforts, from various perspectives, have started to focus on a more complex cognitive model of rational and extra-rational features, involving emotions, persuasion, motivation and argumentation. We can distinguish three parallel strands of research that have become prominent.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||Advances in User Modeling, UMAP 2011 Workshops|
|Period||11/07/12 → …|
- motivational systems
- persuasive technology