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Interactive and Intelligent Systems

Human agents and intelligent software agents seldom act in solitude, most of the time they need to coordinate themselves, cooperate and collaborate to achieve goals. Cognitive and social capabilities are forming the basis for the agents’ ability to represent knowledge, learn, reason, make decisions and autonomously act to pursue common goals in collaboration, or negotiate and reach agreements in the case of conflicting goals.

Digital companions are an example of such agents that may support and enhance the human's capacity in conducting activity.

We develop theories and methods in a multidisciplinary setting, including formal argumentation, formal dialogue systems, answer set programming, methods for user modeling, user adaptation, and personalization. Theories about human activity, motivation, emotions and cognition are forming a base for developing new architectures, software and interfaces for socially intelligent agents and interactive intelligent systems. Activity and intention detection, as well as activity reasoning including motives, motivation, preferences and goals are necessary to allow the system to support the human and enhance the human's capacity in conducting meaningful activities.

Our research ranges from formal and theoretical research to applied research, mainly in the medical and health domains, for instance, as diagnostic decision-support or as reasoning support when behavior change is essential for improving health and wellbeing. Read more following the links below.

Research leader

Research projects

Digital Companions as Social Actors: Employing Socially Intelligent Systems for Managing Stress and Improving Emotional Wellbeing
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
HumaneAI-Net
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
AI, Democracy and Self-Determination
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 September 2019 until 1 September 2023
Type of project Research project
HumaneAI
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 March 2019 until 30 April 2020
Type of project Research project
Socially Intelligent User Interfaces for Person-Adapted Digital Coaching
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 19 February 2018 until 1 March 2022
Type of project PhD project
Socially Intelligent Systems for Human-Agent Collaboration
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2021
Type of project PhD project
Socially Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 August 2017 until 31 July 2019
Type of project Research project
Managing stress and cognition in stress-related disorders: A digital coach for a sustainable life
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 July 2017 until 30 September 2019
Type of project Research project
NTC - Nordic Telemedicine Center
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 July 2015 until 30 June 2018
Type of project Research project
Intelligent Systems for Patient Autonomy and Health Care
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2013
Type of project Research project
ACKTUS - Activity-Centered modelling of Knowledge and Interaction Tailored to Users
Duration 1 January 2009 until 30 June 2013
Type of project Research project
ACTclin - Activity-based framework for clinical decision-support development
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 July 2007 until 30 June 2011
Type of project Research project
Dementia Management and Support System
Research subject: Computing science
Duration 1 July 2007
Type of project Research project

Latest publications

2020
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Fischl, Caroline; Blusi, Madeleine; Lindgren, Helena; et al.
2020
BMC Geriatrics, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Månsson, Linda; Lundin-Olsson, Lillemor; Skelton, Dawn A.; et al.
2020
pHealth 2020: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, IOS Press 2020 : 203-208
Lindgren, Helena; Guerrero, Esteban; Jingar, Monika; et al.
2019
BMC Geriatrics, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 19
Pettersson, Beatrice; Wiklund, Maria; Janols, Rebecka; et al.
2019
Engineering multi-agent systems: 6th international workshop, EMAS 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 14-15, 2018, revised selected papers, Cham: Springer 2019 : 181-201
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
2019
HAI ´19: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, ACM Digital Library 2019 : 28-36
Jingar, Monika; Lindgren, Helena
2019
Explainable, Transparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: First International Workshop, EXTRAAMAS 2019, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 13–14, 2019, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer 2019 : 59-76
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
2019
Cognitive Systems Research, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 58 : 278-291
Guerrero, Esteban; Lu, Ming-Hsin; Yueh, Hsiu-Peng; et al.
2018
Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer 2018, Vol. 54, (3) : 633-658
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Sandlund, Marlene; et al.

News - Computing Science

Seven spin-of companies from Umeå university on international AI map
Published: 19 Nov, 2020

Seven spin-off companies from Umeå university on the first European AI Startup Landscape Map.

Adlede behind new AI-based advertising platform to Danish media houses
Published: 16 Nov, 2020

Adlede, a spin off company to Codemill, is behind a new platform to several Danish media houses.

Several spin-off companies take part in international AI conference
Published: 11 Nov, 2020

Research companies based on technology for AI at Sweden Innovation Days.

Awarded 4 million SEK for developing new Deep Learning methods
Published: 05 Nov, 2020

Johanna Björklund receives funding for research on semantic parsing of multimodal data.

Researchers will study how AI affects human well-being
Published: 05 Nov, 2020

Ingeborg Nilsson is one of the responsible for the initiative.

Collaborative AI Lab
Collaborative AI Lab

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Formal Reasoning Methods
Formal Reasoning Methods

Formal Reasoning Methods