Persuasion and Recommendation System Applied to a Cognitive Assistant

  • Angelo Costa
    University of Minho acosta[at]
  • Stella Heras
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Javier Palanca
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Paulo Novais
    University of Minho
  • Vicente Julián
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia


In this paper, we present a persuasive recommendation module included in the iGenda framework. iGenda is a cognitive assistant that helps care-receivers and caregivers in the management of their activities of daily living, by resolving scheduling conflicts and promoting active aging activities. The proposed new module will allow the system to select and recommend to the users an event that potentially best suits to his/her interests (likes or medical condition). The multi-agent approach followed by the iGenda framework facilitates an easy integration of these new features. The social objective is to promote social activities and engaging the users in physical or psychological activities that improve their medical condition.
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Angelo Costa

University of Minho
Reseracher Fellow