August 28th, Riva del Garda, Italy
in conjunction with the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006)
Topics of Interest
Venue: Riva del Garda
Program and Papers
Brief Description of Ubiquitous User Modeling
In today's information world, small personal computerized devices, such as PDAs, smart phones and other smart appliances, become widely available and essential tools in many situations. The ongoing expansion of computers into everyday life leads to so-called ubiquitous environments, where computational power and networking capabilities are available (and used) everywhere. The strive of providing personal services to users made user modeling capability an essential part of any ubiquitous application.
Ubiquitous user modeling describes ongoing modeling and exploitation of user behaviour with a variety of systems that share their user models. These shared user models can either be used for mutual or for individual adaptation goals. Ubiquitous user modeling can be differentiated from generic user modeling by the three additional concepts: ongoing modeling, ongoing sharing and ongoing exploitation. Systems that share their user models will improve the coverage, the level of detail, and the reliability of the integrated user models and thus allow better functions of adaptation. Ubiquitous user modeling covers and integrates the two following aspects: