Recent & Selected Publications




  • Krisler, B. and Alterman, R. Acquiring Mastery.
    To appear in Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences , 2008.

  • Krisler, B. and Alterman, R. Training towards mastery.
    To appear in NordiCHI, 2008.

  • Alterman, R. Activity and Convention.
    To appear in Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy.
    Special issue on “Convention: An Interdisciplinary study.”

  • Alterman, R. Representation, Interaction, and Intersubjectivity.
    Cognitive Science, 31(5) 815-841, 2008.

  • Larusson, J. and Alterman, R. Tracking Online Collaborative Work as Representational Practice: Analysis and Tool.
    Proceedings of Third Communities and Technologies, 245-264, 2007.

  • Alterman, R. and Larusson, J. Technology in a Context: Enabling students to collaboratively particpate at the interface and social science.
    Proceedings of Computer Supported Cooperative Learning Conference , 69-71, 2007

  • Introne, J. and Alterman, R. Using shared representations to improve coordination and intent inference.
    User Modeling User-Adapted Interaction, 16(3:4) 249-280, 2006.
    Special issue on "User Modeling to Support Groups, Communities, and Collaboration".

  • Taneva, S., Alterman, R., and Hickey, T. Collaborative Learning; Collaborative Depth.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Cognitive Science Society
    , 2156-2161, 2005.

  • Garland, A. and Alterman, R. Autonomous Agents that Learn to Better Coordinate.
    Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
    , 8(3): 267-301, 2004.

  • Alterman, R. and Kirsh, D. (Editors).
    Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, (2 Volumes).   Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.

  • Feinman, A. and Alterman, R. Discourse Analysis Techniques for Modeling Group Interaction.
    Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on User Modeling
    , 228-237, 2003.

  • Garland, A. and Alterman, R. Learning Procedural Knowledge to Better Coordinate.
    Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    , 1073-1079, 2001.

  • Alterman, R., Feinman, A., Landsman, S., and Introne, J. Coordinating Representations in Computer-Mediated Joint Activities.
    Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 43-48, 2001.

  • Alterman, R. and Garland, A. Convention in Joint Activity.
    Cognitive Science,
    25(4) 611-657, 2001.

  • Alterman, R. Rethinking Autonomy.
    Minds and Machines
    , 10(1), 15-30, 2000.

  • Alterman, R. The Closed Room.
    Mind, Culture, and Activity,
    6(2), 117-142, 1999.

  • Alterman, R., Zito-Wolf, R., and Carpenter, T. Pragmatic Action.
    Cognitive Science
    , 22:1, 53-105, 1998.

  • Carpenter, T. and Alterman, R. A Reading Agent.
    Proceedings of Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    , 62-67, 1994.

  • Zito-Wolf, R. and Alterman, R.   A Framework and an Analysis of Current Proposals for the Case-Based Organization and Representation of Procedural Knowledge.
    Proceedings of Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    , 73-78, 1993.

  • Alterman, R., and Bookman, L.  
    Reasoning about a Semantic Memory Encoding of the Connectivity of Events.
    Cognitive Science, 16:2, 205-232, 1992.

  • Alterman, R. Adaptive Planning.
    Cognitive Science
    , 12:3, 393-421, 1988.

  • Alterman, R. A Dictionary Based on Concept Coherence.
    Artificial Intelligence
    , 25:2,153-186,1985.

  • Alterman, R.   An Adaptive Planner.  
    In Hendler, Tate, Allen (Eds.), Readings in Planning, 660-664, Morgan Kaufmann, 1990.
    Reprinted from AAAI-86.