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User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines

Providing Assistance to People with Special Needs

  • Estefanía Martín
  • Pablo A. Haya
  • Rosa M. Carro

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Estefanía Martín, Pablo A. Haya, Rosa M. Carro
    Pages 1-21
  3. Models and Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Amaia Aizpurua, Idoia Cearreta, Borja Gamecho, Raúl Miñón, Nestor Garay-Vitoria, Luis Gardeazabal et al.
      Pages 25-59
    3. Stefan P. Carmien, Alberto Martínez Cantera
      Pages 61-88
    4. Berardina De Carolis, Irene Mazzotta, Nicole Novielli, Sebastiano Pizzutilo
      Pages 89-116
  4. Design, Prototyping and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Santiago Martinez, Antonio L. Carrillo, Kenneth C. Scott-Brown, Juan Falgueras
      Pages 119-151
    3. Martín López-Nores, Yolanda Blanco-Fernández, José J. Pazos-Arias, Manuela I. Martín-Vicente
      Pages 153-173
  5. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Jill Freyne, Shlomo Berkovsky
      Pages 195-217
    3. Michael Quade, Grzegorz Lehmann, Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Dirk Roscher, Sahin Albayrak
      Pages 219-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-250

About this book


User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the fact that such synergies may have a great impact on improving daily living.

Presenting a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices on user modeling and adaptation for people with special needs, as well as some reflections on the challenges that need to be addressed in this direction, topics covered within this volume include the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of adaptive systems to assist users with special needs to take decisions and fulfil daily routine activities. Particular emphasis is paid to major trends in user modeling, ubiquitous adaptive support, diagnostic and accessibility, recommender systems, social interaction, designing and building adaptive assistants for daily routines, field studies and automated evaluation.

Nine leading contributors write on key current research in the domain of adaptive applications for people with special needs, integrating and summarizing findings from the best known international research groups in these areas. User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion.


Adaptation Ambient Assisted Living Ambient Intelligence Cognitive Disabilities Context-Aware Daily Activities Elderly HCI Health Human-Computer Interaction Modeling Recommender Systems Smart Home Special Needs Ubiquitous Computing User Modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Estefanía Martín
    • 1
  • Pablo A. Haya
    • 2
  • Rosa M. Carro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Languages and Computer SysUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMóstolesSpain
  2. 2.IIC-Knowledge Engineering InstituteUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EnginUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines
  • Book Subtitle Providing Assistance to People with Special Needs
  • Editors Estefanía Martín
    Pablo A. Haya
    Rosa M. Carro
  • Series Title Human–Computer Interaction Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Human–Computer Interaction Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4777-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6091-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4778-7
  • Series ISSN 1571-5035
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 50 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Artificial Intelligence
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