User Modeling 2003

9th International Conference, UM 2003 Johnstown, PA, USA, June 22–26, 2003 Proceedings

  • Peter Brusilovsky
  • Albert Corbett
  • Fiorella de Rosis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2702)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2702)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Abstracts of Invited Talks

  3. Adaptive Hypermedia

    1. Alexandra Cristea, Licia Calvi
      Pages 4-14
    2. Halima Habieb-Mammar, Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Patrick Prévôt
      Pages 15-24
    3. Cristóbal Romero, Sebastián Ventura, Paul de Bra, Carlos de Castro
      Pages 25-34
  4. Adaptive Web

    1. Tingshao Zhu, Russ Greiner, Gerald Häubl
      Pages 65-75
  5. Natural Language and Dialog

    1. Addolorata Cavalluzzi, Berardina De Carolis, Valeria Carofiglio, Giuseppe Grassano
      Pages 86-95
  6. Plan Recognition

    1. Stephanie Elzer, Nancy Green, Sandra Carberry, Kathleen McCoy
      Pages 122-132
    2. Joshua Introne, Richard Alterman
      Pages 133-137
    3. Marcus J. Huber, Richard Simpson
      Pages 138-142

About these proceedings


The International User Modeling Conferences are the events at which research foundations are being laid for the personalization of computer systems. In the last 15 years, the field of user modeling has produced significant new theories and methods to analyze and model computer users in short and long term interactions. A user model is an explicit representation of properties of individual users or user classes. It allows the system to adapt its performance to user needs and preferences. Methods for personalizing human computer interaction based on user models have been successfully developed and applied in a number of domains, such as information filtering, adaptive natural language and hypermedia presentation, tutoring systems, e commerce and medicine. There is also a growing recognition of the need to evaluate the results of new user modeling methods and prototypes in empirical studies and a growing focus on evaluation methods. New trends in HCI create new and interesting challenges for user modeling. While consolidating results in traditional domains of interest, the user modeling field now also addresses problems of personalized interaction in mobile and ubiquitous computing and adaptation to user attitudes and affective states. Finally, with the spread of user modeling in everyday applications and on the Web, new concerns about privacy preservation are emerging. All these topics are covered in the proceedings of UM 2003, the 9th International Conference on User Modeling.


HCI Web adaptive systems collaborative computing computer-assisted learning distance learning human-computer interaction learning modeling student modeling ubiquitous computing user collaboration user interfaces user modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Brusilovsky
    • 1
  • Albert Corbett
    • 2
  • Fiorella de Rosis
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information Sciences, Department of Information Science and TelecommunicationsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Human Computer Interaction InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Intelligent Interfaces, Department of InformaticsUniversity of BariBariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40381-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44963-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • About this book