Behavioral Implicit Communication (BIC): Communicating with Smart Environments via our Practical Behavior and Its Traces

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Cristiano Castelfranchi, Giovanni Pezzullo, Luca Tummolini
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence 2(1), pages 1-12
January-March 2010

A crucial part of the intelligence that smart environments should display is a specific form of social intelligence: the ability to read human behavior and its traces in terms of underlying intentions and assumptions. Such ability is crucial to enable human users to tacitly coordinate and negotiate with smart and proactive digital environments. In this paper, the authors argue that the necessary tool for this ability is behavioral and stigmergic implicit (i.e. non-conventional) communication. The authors present a basic theory of such a fundamental interactive means-the theory of Behavioral Implicit Communication (BIC).

keywordsCoordination, Mindreading, Smart Environments, Stigmergy, Tacit Communication