User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction provides an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of new research results on all aspects of user modeling and user-adapted interaction. The journal publishes high quality original papers contributing to these fields, including the following areas:
acquisition of user and student models
conceptual models, mental models
levels of user expertise
intelligent information retrieval
plan recognition and generation
adaptive hypertext and hypermedia
adaptation to the handicapped and elderly
formal representation of user and student models
shell systems for user modeling
applications in office machines and consumer electronics
privacy and security of information for personalization
Relevant papers from the fields of psychology, linguistics and the instructional sciences are also considered if they bear implications for the design of computational systems.
The central audience of the journal consists of researchers, students and industrial practitioners from the following areas: artificial intelligence (focus on knowledge-based systems), human-computer interaction (focus on cognitive engineering and intelligent interfaces), linguistics (focus on pragmatics and dialog models), and the instructional sciences (focus on computer-based tutoring systems).