Human Agent cognitive Modeling
Cognitive Modeling of an abstract human agent for Human-
Machine Systems and from the perspective of the development
of Intelligent Decision Support Systems and Cognitive Interfaces.
Collaborazione Scientifica ENEA-ECONA
1999 - 2001
Dr. Adam Maria Gadomski, ENEA,
Prof.Marta Olivetti-Belardinelli, ECONA, Univ. La Sapienza,Roma
28 May 2001
ECONA is an inter-university and cross-disciplinary
center providing teaching staff and researchers in which
participate 12 Italian universities.
It is focused on the studies of cognitive processes and
collaborates on research projects and their practical applications.
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Cognitive Processing in NaturaCognitive Processing in Naturall andand
Artificial SystemsArtificial Systems
ECONA collaborates with research projects (including projects
financed by MURST, CNR, the EEC and the European Science
Foundation) and covers the following areas:
Psychology of cognitive processes
Mental process models
Non-linear dynamic behaviour
Natural language processing
Logic, languages and methods in programming
Psychophysiology and neuropsychology
Education with intelligent processor support
Probabilistic approaches to situations of uncertainty
Members of ECONA represent: psychology, filosophy, physics, computer
science, mathematics, engineering, medicine and organization sciences.
Scientific Research ProjectsScientific Research Projects
Long-term THEMATIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
. . . .
Tutoring, Courses, Teaching
Innovation in Industry
Research Project:Research Project: HAMHAM
Human Agent cognitive Modeling
≅ Modeling of Intelligent Cognitive
Terminological context: AgentAgent
and Intelligent AgentIntelligent Agent
Agents in the context of intelligent systems design
1. Agent confusion
2. Intelligence confusion
3. Cognitive confusions
Agent: a self-active entity with an
autonomy in tasks execution.
In different domains, agents have
many domain-dependent and
role-dependent properties, names
and … specific definitions.
HAM in deepHAM in deepCollaborazione Scientifica
Is it really multi-agent
Is it an
Collaboration Goal: research and development of
the symbolic model of an abstract intelligent
cognitive system that could be applicable for
description of human goal-oriented behavior and
for the design of intelligent software units.
Cognitive intelligence is independent on agent’s
specific knowledge, role, preferences and available
The approach follows systemic, physics and goal-
Collaboration Method: Exchange of experience,
common publications, seminars, student thesis in
ENEA, and preparation of a proposal in the subject
matter of the EU project.
Power of Theory Turing and others
proposed mathematical models for
computing. This abstraction was
invaluable in the study of computer
The immense value of the Turing machine
is that when examining what sort of
problems can be solved by a computer,
one need only to examine a Turing
machine, and not one of the millions of
potential computing devices to determine
if a computation is possible.
HAM ResultsCollaborazione Scientifica
Workshop: Attivita' di Ricerca sulla Modellizzazione Cognitiva, Rome, 20
May 1999. Intelligent Decision Support System: TOGA
Cognitive Agent. Adam M.Gadomski, Franco Pestilli,
Valentini Day Workshop, Inaugurazione dell'Anno Accademico 1999/2000,
Approccio alla modellizzazione dei processi cognitivi: rapporti tra
Psicologia e Scienze dell’Artificiale F. Pestilli, A.M.Gadomski,
ICSC International Conference on Spatial Cognition: Scientific Research
and Application, Rome, December 14-16, 2000. Route Spatial
Representation of Decisional Problems: Application of
TOGA Framework to the Modeling of Cognitive Agent. F.
PESTILLI, A.M. GADOMSKI, M. OLIVETTI BELARDINELLI
Student Thesis: Modellazione Cognitiva: IPK Cognitive Agent. F.
Pestilli. Relatore: Prof.M.Olivetti-Belardinelli, ENEA’s Tutor:
A.M.Gadomski, 7 Dec. 2000.
1. La pubblicazione dell’Abstract del Poster-Demo Route Spatial
Representation of Decisional Problems: Application of TOGA
Framework to the Modeling of Cognitive Agent (Frank. IPK
Cognitive Agent Prototype n° 0.1) nel Cognitive Processing
International Quarterly of Cognitive Science, N.3, 2000
ENEA- TISGI WebENEA- TISGI Web
ENEA’s Cognitive and
Intelligent Agent Research
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