Workshop on Social Adaptive User Interfaces (SoAUI)

Venue: Hotel Rio Othon Palace

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 11, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 29, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jun 29, 2007
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Adaptive User Interfaces (AUI) should automatically and dynamically customize themselves to the needs of individual human users and the application environment. An AUI adjusts dynamically to fit the user profile and usage context. Considering current technological advancements, direct physical contact is no longer necessary for the interaction and communication among users. It is being increasingly replaced by applications like voice mail, instant messaging, email etc. All these interactions take place through the user interface. The UI is therefore a virtual dialog partner in a global village.
AUIs play an important role in this scenario, for instance, in applications like Assisted Living where old people have to interact with multiple UIs in their homes, making UI their sole communication partner! Therefore, there are very important social and cultural challenges in the design of AUIs. Questions arise like: To what extent should the UI be adaptive? Which social issues should be considered? How does adaptation affect society? It is therefore necessary to include cultural, social and even cognitive aspects into the adaptation facilities provided to the users.
This workshop focuses on discussing the effective inclusion of these aspects along with their impact and benefits.


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