Anthony Jameson is a Principal Researcher at DFKI who conducts interdisciplinary research on various aspects of interactive intelligent systems. In addition to the research represented in this talk, current projects include (a) the introduction into HCI of a view of computer users as people who make choices and decisions and (b) the building up of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.

Jill Cousins has many years experience in web publishing, which are now being applied to the library side of the fence with the launch of The European Library.org in March 2005. Jill has transferred the lessons learnt as the European Business Development Director of VNU New Media to scholarly publishing, looking after the online journals of Blackwell Publishing. Prior to publishing, Jill worked as Marketing and Event Director for Learned Information, running Online Information in London, extending Internet World throughout Europe and creating Knowledge Management. Her experience of libraries is partly as a user, but also as a provider of information to businesses and industries having run her own research company, First Contact, prior to selling it to Disclosure Ltd in the early 90’s. All of which is very deviant from her first career as a Middle Eastern Map Researcher for the Ministry of Defence.

Tsvi Kuflik, is a senior lecturer in the Information Systems Department at the University of Haifa, Israel. Tsvi Kuflik received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science and PhD in Information Systems from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Tsvi has been at the University of Haifa, Israel since 2004 and prior to this he has been with ITC-irst, since 2003, working on user modeling in “Active Museum”. At the University of Haifa, Tsvi works on various research aspects related to “Active Museum”, such as User Modeling, Intelligent User Interfaces, Context Awareness, Content Preparation and Multi Agents Software Engineering (in this work Tsvi combines together recent research interests with 20 years of experience in software and system engineering). This work is done in the framework of the collaboration between the University of Haifa (Israel) and ITC-irst (Trento, Italy), where research results and know-how were transferred from ITC-irst to Haifa and extended with local research over the past seven years. Tsvi’s research interests include user modeling, information filtering and retrieval, machine learning applications, decision support systems and software engineering. Tsvi is a co-organizer of the series of workshops about Personal Access to Cultural Heritage and Ubiquitous User modeling.



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