Guest lecture: Jean Vanderdonckt, UC Louvain "Context-aware adaptation of user interfaces"

Prof. Jean Vanderdonckt (ACM Distinguished Speaker) will be giving two talks covering topics such as model-based engineering of interfaces, adaptive user interfaces, and distributed user interfaces.
Jean Vanderdonckt

Context-aware adaptation of user interfaces

Jean Vanderdonckt

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) 


Every user interface should be adapted to the context of use: the end user is carrying out a task with one or several computing platforms in a physical environment. This lectures presents key concepts of adaptation: principles that guide it, relevant context information and how to consider it, dimensions and abstraction levels subject to adaptation. Several adaptation techniques and examples, ranging from classical event-condition-action (ECA) rules to machine learning, will be illustrated and discussed with respect to their advantages and limitations: adaptation to the user, to one or several platform (until Distributed User Interfaces), etc.


Jean Vanderdonckt is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) where he is President of Louvain School of Management Research Institute (ILSM) and Head of the Louvain Interaction Laboratory (LiLab) since its creation in 1998. He holds a master and an aggregation in mathematics, a master in computer science and a PhD in Sciences from University of Namur. He has been Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University (2000), invited professor at Univ. of Fortaleza (2001), and permanent invited prof. at Polytechnic Univ. of Valencia. He has over 25 years of experience in research and development. Being ACM member since 1987, he is currently ACM and IEEE Senior Member, and member of ACM SIGCHI. He received several awards (e.g., the IBM Belgium Award in Computer Science in 1998, the ACM Service Award for Contributions to ACM in 2004, 2006, and 2010, the Brian Shackel Award in HCI in 2007, the ITEA Research Excellence Award in 2013) and fellowships (e.g., Fulbright-Hayes fellowship in 2000, NATO Advanced Fellowship in 2001). In 2000, he co-created and led BelCHI, the Belgian chapter of ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction). He is the current tenure holder of the IBM-UCL Chair in Strategic Management of Information Systems. He is currently co-editor-in-chief of Springer HCI Series.

Guest lecture: Jean Vanderdonckt, UC Louvain "Model-based and Model-driven engineering of user interfaces"
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