Sufficient Conditions for Well-Behaved Adaptive Hypermedia Systems

  • Hongjing Wu
  • Paul De Bra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2198)


We focus on well-behaved Adaptive Hypermedia Systems, which means the adaptation engine that executes adaptation rules always terminates and produces predictable (confluent) adaptation results. Unfortunately termination and confluence are undecidable in general. In this paper we discuss sufficient conditions to help authors to write adaptation rules that satisfy termination and confluence.


adaptive hypermedia user modeling production rules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongjing Wu
    • 1
  • Paul De Bra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands

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