Adaptation is the best way to survive.
"The abilities of today’s network information technologies to create rich, immersive personalized experiences to track interactions and aggregate and analyze them in real time, together with the data collected by the sensors we carry in our smart devices, provides us an opportunity like never before to design adaptivity in order to ultimately offer a better user experience that is both unobtrusive and transparent. This article will cover the fundamental concepts for utilizing smart device technologies and sensor data in order to understand context and introduce 'adaptive thinking' into the UX professional's toolset. I will demonstrate the importance of context when designing adaptive experiences, give ideas on how to design adaptive systems, and perhaps inspire designers to consider how smart devices and context aware applications can enhance the user experience with adaptivity."
"The paper defends the position that personalization, and in particular automatic personalization or adaptation, is the key to reach the goal of offering each individual user (or user group) the information they need." (Paul De Bra et al. - Journal of Digital Information 5.1)
"With the knowledge web, humanity's accumulated store of information will become more accessible, more manageable, and more useful. Anyone who wants to learn will be able to find the best and the most meaningful explanations of what they want to know. Anyone with something to teach will have a way to reach those who what to learn. Teachers will move beyond their present role as dispensers of information and become guides, mentors, facilitators, and authors. The knowledge web will make us all smarter. The knowledge web is an idea whose time has come." (W. Daniel Hillis - Edge The Third Culture)
"The research area of adaptive hypermedia originates from the coming together of the areas of hypertext and hypermedia, user modeling and Web-based information systems, all of which have embraced the topic of adaptation." (Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia)
"A current trend in the WWW is the generation of individualized web pages. Individualization as meant as in this article covers the complete range from inserting small pieces of text (such as the user's name) to composing the complete text of a page depending on properties of the user." (Alberto Gonzáles Palomo et al. - AH2003 Proceedings)
"Many interface designers seeking to build adaptive UIs donít have a good understanding of adaptation. By starting from a more general theory, perhaps the resulting applications will provide richer interaction." (Carson Reynolds - Do You Know Where You Are?)
Pre-Workshop Proceedings (Paul De Bra - Dept. of CS- Eindhoven University of Technology)