A Model for Interaction Design of Personalised Knowledge Systems in the Health Domain

  • Helena Lindgren
  • Peter Winnberg
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 69)


This paper presents a terminology model of activity that integrates a common set of features to be used by domain experts in the modeling of knowledge in, and interaction with personalised knowledge systems in the medical and health domain. The model is developed based on theories and methods from multiple research domains in addition to empirical field studies of three application domains with end user prototype applications integrated. Features related to the user such as body functions, roles, motives, skills and preferences were included for personalisation purposes and protocols for designing interaction and reasoning. The model is integrated in a service-oriented architecture underlying Semantic Web applications and is extended with domain specific content in the application projects. Application examples are provided from the dementia domain and from monitoring health related issues in the mining and construction work environments.


personalisation user model ontology knowledge modeling interaction design clinical decision-support systems argumentation AIF 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helena Lindgren
    • 1
  • Peter Winnberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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