Learning user preferences in a system combining pervasive behaviour and social networking

E. Papadopoulou, N. K. Taylor, M. H. Williams, S. Gallacher

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Abstract

Pervasive computing is an important paradigm for interacting with the increasingly complex environment surrounding the user while social networking is equally important for handling the daily interactions between users. One challenge that has been identified recently is to bring these two paradigms together in an integrated way so that the user has the advantages of both, together with benefits arising from the combination of the two. This is the aim of the SOCIETIES project which is developing a system that combines general pervasive system behaviour with social networking in a seamless fashion. One of the important features on which the system is based, is that of context aware personalization, and major components in the SOCIETIES system include those of personalization and context management. Within this, one of the major challenges is that of building up a set of user preferences to obtain the best predictions, especially since users will change their minds about preferences from time to time. To achieve this two different approaches (rule-based and neural net) are used by the system to represent user preferences. This paper describes the smart space approach developed in the Persist project and currently being expanded in SOCIETIES, and then focuses on the problem of managing user preferences. The rule-based approach is described in detail and the neural net approach only briefly. The strategy used employs both approaches and compares the predictions of the two to obtain the best accuracy and adaptability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1091-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Kota Samarahan, Malaysia
Duration: 1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia
Abbreviated titleCITA 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityKota Samarahan
Period1/07/134/07/13

Keywords

  • learning
  • personalization
  • pervasive systems
  • social networking
  • user preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Papadopoulou, E., Taylor, N. K., Williams, M. H., & Gallacher, S. (2013). Learning user preferences in a system combining pervasive behaviour and social networking. In 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013 (pp. 1-7). [6637576] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2013.6637576