The Fifth International Conference on User Modeling

  • David N. Chin


The Fifth International Conference on User Modeling (UM-96) is part of a recently established, biennial conference series that provides a forum for researchers in the field of user modeling and user-adapted interaction. The next major software revolution after graphic user interfaces will be software that adapts itself to the user. By adapting to the user's needs, preferences, knowledge, language, and even moods, software will attain new levels of usability and broad acceptance that would not be possible without built-in models of the user. This conference series provides a forum for recent research in the field, ranging from theoretical foundations to implemented systems to controlled studies of the human-computer interfaces of user-adapted systems.
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