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Adaptive Hypermedia and its Implementation on the World Wide Web
Adaptive hypermedia (AH) is a new direction of research on the crossroads of hypermedia and adaptive systems. Adaptive hypermedia systems build a model of the individual user and apply it for adaptation to that user, for example, to adapt the content of a hypermedia page to the user's knowledge and goals, or to suggest the most relevant links to follow.
AH is especially useful in situations
where a hypermedia application is used by individuals with
different goals and knowledge and where the hyperspace is
reasonably large. Currently, AH is a leading
technology for developing adaptive Web-based systems such as
Web-based courses and shopping malls. The goal of the tutorial is
to present a comprehensive introduction into adaptive hypermedia
The tutorial will be useful for researchers in the area of hypertext advanced Web-based systems as well as for practitioners who can benefit from making their Web-based systems adaptive. No special knowledge is required for successful completion of the tutorial
About the Presenter
Peter Brusilovsky is an Assistant Professor of Information Science and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science, from the Moscow State University, in 1987. He hold visiting/adjunct appointments at the Moscow State University (Russia), Sussex University (UK), Tokyo Denki University (Japan), University of Trier (Germany), and Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Before joining University of Pittsburgh Peter was a Director of Computer-Managed Instruction at Carnegie Technology Education working on personalized Web-based educational technology.
Peter's main research interests are Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Student and User Modeling, Adaptive Interfaces, and Adaptive Hypermedia Systems. He is an author of about 100 papers and member of several journal editorial boards. He is also an editor of several hypermedia-related books and two special journal issues on adaptive hypermedia. The current adaptive hypermedia tutorial is an update of a popular tutorial presented at ED-MEDIA'2000, ED-MEDIA'2001, ED-MEDIA'2002, and WWW'03 conferences.