A conceptual framework for dynamic prioritization in multiple-task scenarios

Zhang Guoxi, Robert G. Feyen

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Abstract

Prioritizing tasks appropriately is particularly critical when performing multiple tasks concurrently. Although necessary to achieve one's goals or avoid serious consequences, prioritization has not received much attention in the research literature, especially with respect to modeling human performance computationally. A conceptual framework that integrates several motivational theories, empirical studies, and neuroscience research is proposed to guide future studies of dynamic prioritization in multiple-goal contexts. Rooted in control theory, the proposed framework illustrates self-regulation processes in prioritizing tasks and explicitly shows important factors affecting the prioritization process so that empirical results can be integrated into the framework and future studies can be inferred. By illustrating information flow in the self-regulation processes and the brain structures associated with prioritization, the framework should help facilitate development of robust computational models of task prioritization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005
Pages1172-1176
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/26/059/30/05

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