This year’s workshop will have a keynote by Dr. Ben Steichen, titled ” So you’ve modeled your user, now what? – Adaptation Techniques for Tailoring and Personalizing Interfaces “.

Summary:Researchers in the User Modeling, Personalization, and Intelligent User Interfaces communities typically spend significant time on developing models that best represent users. A variety of highly sophisticated techniques based on both theoretical and statistical models have been developed with increased accuracy, as well as breadth of user aspects. However, this strong focus on modeling typically leaves less time and resources for the actual use of these models for the tailoring and personalization of the actual interfaces. This talk will present some of the typical techniques that have been used to adapt to users, as well as propose the use of novel techniques to make best use of the developed models. Examples from the fields of Personalized Information Retrieval, Adaptive Hypermedia, as well as Adaptive Information Visualization will be presented as example application areas.

Biography: Dr. Ben Steichen is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Steichen is interested in Human-Centered Computing and Personalized Information Access, which involves techniques and concepts from the fields of HCI, Information Retrieval & Visualization, and Web & Data Science.

Before moving to CPP, he was an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from TCD, and a First Class Honours B.Sc. degree in Computing Sciences from the University of East Anglia.


TimeAuthor(s) + Title
Opening + Keynote
09:00-09:15Opening words
09:15-10:30Ben Steichen (keynote)
So you’ve modeled your user, now what? – Adaptation Techniques for Tailoring and Personalizing Interfaces
Coffee Break (10:30-11:00)
Session 1: Mobility (session chair: Mark Graus)
11:00-11:15Bruce Ferwerda and Michael Lee
Tamagotchi++: A Serious, Personalized Game to Encourage Healthy Behavior
11:15-11:30Shiwali Mohan, Matthew Klenk, and Victoria Bellotti
Exploring How to Personalize Travel Mode Recommendations For Urban Transportation
Session 2: Social (session chair: Bruce Ferwerda)
11:30-11:45Sopan Khosla, Siddhant Arora, Abhilash Nandy, Ankita Saxena, and Anandhavelu N.
Understanding Community Rivalry on Social Media: A Case Study of Two Footballing Giants
11:45-12:00Yu Xu and Michael Lee
Personalizing User Interactions in a Social Shopping Context and Open Challenges
Session 3: Learning (session chair: Marko Tkalcic)
12:00-12:15Michael Lee, Adam Spryszynski, and Eric Nersesian
Personalizing VR Educational Tools for English Language Learners
12:15-12:30Domina Kiunsi and Bruce Ferwerda
Using a Serious Game to Teach User-Centered Design
12:30-13:00Closing words