Adaptive and personalized systems capture the users’ intentions and model them so as to adapt themselves according to the user or group of users for collaboration between users and systems and recommendations. User modelling is highly necessary in various applications such natural language understanding, dialogue systems, computer-based educational systems, online learning environments, computer supported collaboration systems, cooperative and decentralized systems, recommender systems for e-commerce, movies, news and entertainment, etc.
Currently, most of the user modelling systems capture users’ intentions, interests and preferences through textual formats. Thereby they do not leverage interests that are available in various other forms such as multimedia. Furthermore, recent advances in computing, networking and mobile media technologies help users to express their intentions involving all five human senses, which we call real sense media or multiple sense media.
This special issue aims at bringing out best practices, current research and promising trends in user modelling involving real sense media methods and techniques. Thus, adaptation systems can model users who are behind the request, their personal setting, their intentions, preferences and the context of the person with the ultimate goal of answering information requests with appropriate and relevant information.
Topics of interests include but not limited to the following:
- Capturing user intentions through multiple senses media
- Capturing user interests, preferences and affective states through multiple senses media
- Modelling users knowledge, skills, needs, and preferences
- Real sense media architectures for user modelling
- Privacy and security for user modelling
- Learning and prediction from user modelling
- Performance issues of user modelling systems
- Semantic metadata standards for user modelling
- Platforms and environments for users
- Applications such as e-commerce, e-health, e-learning, digital libraries, e-culture, recommender systems, IR systems, social networks, cooperative systems, e-agriculture, entertainment and gaming
Manuscript due: 15 August, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 October, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 November, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 November, 2010