Can Adaptive Systems Participate in Their Design? Meta-adaptivity and the Evolution of Adaptive Behavior

  • Alexandros Paramythis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4018)


This paper discusses the opportunities arising from the employment of meta-adaptivity as a tool that can facilitate the design of adaptation. The discussion is structured around a specific example problem in the domain of adaptive course delivery systems. The paper builds upon this example to argue that meta-adaptivity is a viable solution to the “ground up” design of adaptive systems, and may be especially suited for cases where there is little empirically validated evidence to support design decisions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Paramythis
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  1. 1.Institute for Information Processing and Microprocessor Technology (FIM)Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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