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Lifelong User Modelling

Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld
School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney

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Judy Kay

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Project Description

Pervasive and ubiquitous computing offers significant potential for improving our lives. A feature of pervasive and ubiquitous computing is that it collects and moves huge amounts of data that are about us or belong to us. This huge and fast-growing collection of personal data offers great potential benefits, including augmented cognition and life-long memories: providing people with ready access to pertinent information about themselves from their own data stores will enable them to expand their effective cognition and knowledge beyond what they would otherwise remember. Life-long learning is another potential benefit, with the possibility that we can learn precisely when and where we need to, with learning resources delivered just for us, taking account of our existing knowledge and preferred ways of learning. While these benefits are significant, they will be accompanied by the issue of how individuals' privacy will be safeguarded. There is an essential trade-off between the benefits of capturing and using personal data and the risk to privacy. Whatever the outcome of the debate on this trade-off, people need to be empowered technically to determine their own preferences for storing, accessing and using their personal information. This project aims to create the science and technology that will allow people to control their personal information and its use in pervasive computing environments.

Key Publications

A. Rangan, S. O’Connor, V. Giannelli, J. Louie, L. Hebden, L. M. Tang, J. Kay, and M. Allman-Farinelli. Validation of a designer australian smartphone app to replace written weighed food records in nutrition research. Australasian Epidemiologist, 32(3):80-81, 2014. [View Details]

D. Barua, J. Kay, and C. Paris. Viewing and controlling personal sensor data: What do users want? In PERSUASIVE 2013, LNCS 7822, pages 15-26. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. [View Details]

R. Gluga, J. Kay, R. Lister, S. Kleitman, and T. Lever. Over-confidence and confusion in using Bloom for programming fundamentals assessment. In Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE '12, pages 147-152, 2012. [View Details]

R. Gluga, J. Kay, R. Lister, S. Kleitman, and T. Lever. Coming to terms with Bloom: an online tutorial for teachers of programming fundamentals. In ACE, Australasian Computing Education Conference, pages 147-156, 2012. [View Details]

J. Kay and B. Kummerfeld. Lifelong learner modeling. Cambridge University Press, 2011. [View Details]

D. Barua, J. Kay, B. Kummerfeld, and C. Paris. Theoretical foundations for user-controlled forgetting in scrutable long term user models. In OZCHI, pages 40-49, 2011. [View Details]

R. Gluga, J. Kay, T. Lever, and R. Lister. An architecture for systematic tracking of skill and competence level progression in computer science. In Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2011, pages 65-69, 2011. [View Details]

R. Gluga, J. Kay, and T. Lever. Modeling long term learning of generic skills. In V. Aleven, J. Kay, and J. Mostow, editors, ITS2010, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, pages 85-94. Springer, 2010. [View Details]

S. Gerber, M. Fry, J. Kay, B. Kummerfeld, G. Pink, and R. Wasinger. PersonisJ: mobile, client-side user modelling. In UMAP 2010, LNCS 6075, pages 111-122. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. [View Details]

T. Kuflik, J. Kay, and B. Kummerfeld. Lifelong personalized museum experiences. In Pervasive User Modeling and Personalization (PUMP'10) at UMAP2010, pages 9-16, 2010. [View Details]

D. Brem, K. Gubi, J. Kay, B. Kummerfeld, T. Kuik, J. Michaels, and R. Wasinger. Personalized cultural heritage geonotes. In Pervasive Personalisation Workshop held in conjunction with Pervasive 2010, pages 1-9, 2010. [View Details]

J. Kay and B. Kummerfeld, editors. Proceeding of the Lifelong User Modelling Workshop at UMAP'09 User Modeling Adaptation, and Personalization, 2009. [View Details]

G. Darke, J. Kay, and B. Kummerfeld. Mobile personalisation: new challenges for privacy. In Ubiquitous User Modeling, at UMAP 2009, pages 37-40, 2009. [View Details]

J. Kay and B. Kummerfeld. Lifelong user modelling goals, issues and challenges. In Proceeding of the Lifelong User Modelling Workshop at UMAP'09 User Modeling Adaptation, and Personalization, pages 27-34, 2009. [View Details]

P. Dolog, J. Kay, and B. Kummerfeld. Personal lifelong user model clouds. In Proceeding of the Lifelong User Modelling Workshop at UMAP'09 User Modeling Adaptation, and Personalization, pages 1-8, 2009. [View Details]

R. Gluga and J. Kay. Largescale, long-term learner models supporting flexible curriculum definition. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Scalability Issues in AIED, held in conjunction with AIED2009, pages 10-19, 2009. [View Details]

J. Bunton, J. Kay, and B. Kummerfeld. Metaview: Dynamic metadata based views of user files. In R. McArthur, P. Thomas, A. Turpin, and M. Wu, editors, Australian Document Computing Symposium, pages 11-19, 2008. [View Details]

J. Kay. Lifelong learner modeling for lifelong personalized pervasive learning. IEEE Trans on Learning Technologies, 1(4):215-228, 2008. [View Details]

S. Bull and J. Kay. Student models that invite the learner in: The SMILI open learner modelling framework. IJAIED, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 17(2):89-120, 2007. [View Details]

J. Kay. Scrutable adaptation: because we can and must. In V. Wade, H. Ashman, and B.Smyth, editors, Proceedings of Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, 4th International Conference, AH2006, pages 11-19. Springer, 2006. [View Details]