Proactive ambient social media for supporting human decision making

Tatsuo Nakajima*, Tetsuo Yamabe, Mizuki Sakamoto

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Since our daily life is becoming more and more complex, it is difficult to make a decision for a variety of occurrences in our daily life. Of course, the Internet gives us a possibility to reactively find necessary information through search engines or browsing hyperlinks among Web pages. But, it requires users understand what they like to know and what they should do for finding the currently necessary information. Also, they need great efforts to collect a set of necessary information reactively for making their decisions. It requires us always continue to be rational to think consciously with heavy cognitive load. If users receive necessary information proactively using information technologies, it is helpful to make reasonable decisions without heavy cognition, and their daily lives will become less stressful and more pleasurable due to desirable decision making. We are developing several case studies to support the user's decision making in our daily life by returning necessary information proactively, and the information is embodied into our daily environment to avoid information overload. This paper shows two case studies and analyzes them to make our daily life more desirable. The purpose of the analysis is to understand the current status of proactive ambient social media and to identify a set of future challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 8th International Conference, UIC 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2011 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 2011 Sept 22011 Sept 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6905 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2011
CityBanff, AB


  • Ambient Social Media
  • Decision Making
  • Design Methodology
  • Harmonizing Virtual and Real World
  • Interaction Design
  • Persuasive Technologies
  • Psychological and Design Theories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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