Group context-based adaptations for recommendation

In: Semantic Models for Adaptive Interactive Systems (SEMAIS), 1st Workshop in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2010.
Hong Kong, China (2010), S. 5-8
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften » Informatik und Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft » Informatik » Interaktive Systeme / Interaktionsdesign
In groupware or community based applications the user
interface is usually static or tailored to the individual user’s
needs. Newer developments try to adapt the user interface
automatically in regard to user contexts. Even though these
techniques are proven useful, there exists no contextadaptive
system taking the current context of a group or
community in regard. In this paper, we briefly discuss the
problems of defining context and present our understanding
of context as a subset of the current information state. We
provide an exemplary scenario to present different
approaches how to compute group contexts based on
semantic models and user contexts, and the consequences
for the adaptation goals - in the interface or through
changes at system functionalities or tools. We additionally
discuss the problems occurring at evaluating adaptations
and the value of group context for collaborative work.