From Good Intentions to Behaviour Change: Probabilistic Feature Diagrams for Behaviour Support Agents

Malte S. Kließ, Marielle Stoelinga, M. Birna van Riemsdijk

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Abstract

Behaviour support technology assists people in organising their daily activities and changing their behaviour. A fundamental notion underlying such supportive technology is that of compliance with behavioural norms: do people indeed perform the desired behaviour? Existing technology employs a rigid implementation of compliance: a norm is either satisfied or not. In practice however, behaviour change norms are less strict: E.g., is a new norm to do sports at least three times a week complied with if it is occasionally only done twice a week? To address this, in this paper we formally specify probabilistic norms through a variant of feature diagrams, enabling a hierarchical decomposition of the desired behaviour and its execution frequencies. Further, we define a new notion of probabilistic norm compliance using a formal hypothesis testing framework. We show that probabilistic norm compliance can be used in a real-world setting by implementing and evaluating our semantics with respect to an existing daily behaviour dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRIMA 2019
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 22nd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsMatteo Baldoni, Mehdi Dastani, Beishui Liao, Yuko Sakurai, Rym Zalila Wenkstern
PublisherSpringer
Pages354-369
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030337919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2019 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 28 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11873 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2019
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period28/10/1931/10/19

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