International Workshop on Adaptability and Personalization


The adaptation of systems to its environment in general or its users in particular became a gained more and more research interest over the last year. The approaches range from explicit user modeling over data mining approaches with no explicit model and include real time adaptation to non-persistent user features or to changing contexts. The range of application fields for adaptive systems is spreading enormously and reaches meanwhile everybody’s daily life in the form of washing machines which automatically adapt their program to their content or driving assistants, which adapt to the drivers (or other drivers’) behavior, e.g. Also, the scientific roots of the approaches are very diverse and originate from different scientific communities such as “Human Factors of Software Systems”, “Man-Machine Communication”, “Artificial Intelligence” and “Data Mining”. An interdisciplinary workshop with researchers of such different backgrounds opens the chance to learn from each other and to refine the own approach accordingly.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • (a priori or real time) User modeling and dynamic profiling
  • User interaction analysis and interpretation
  • Adaptation by Data Mining over historic system-user interaction
  • Adaptive and personalized teaching and learning
  • Adaptive and personalized counseling systems
  • Adaptation to short time user features (such as mental state) or changing contexts
  • Computational intelligence for media adaptation and personalization
  • Web adaptation methods and techniques
  • Content customization and adaptation
  • Semantic context modeling and extraction
  • Context-aware multimedia applications
  • Adaptive and personalized multimedia summaries
  • Intelligent personalized interfaces
  • Adaptive or Personalized conversational media
  • Personalization and Adaptation in social networks
  • Privacy/Security issues in Social and Personalized Media Applications

Workshop Co-Chairs

Rainer Knauf, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany