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Talk by Peter Brusilovsky: Social Information Access: The Other Side of the Social Web

FICS Autumn School, 25 October, Student and Supervisor Day

Location: Open Innovation House (OIH), Otaniementie 19-21, Espoo

Social Information Access: The Other Side of the Social Web 

Peter Brusilovsky, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh  

Abstract: Modern Web, which is frequently called Social Web or Web 2.0,
celebrates the power of the user community. Most frequently it is
associated with the power of users as contributors or various kinds of
contents through Wikis, blogs, and resource sharing sites. However, the
power of the user community impacts not only the production of Web content,
but also access to all kinds of Web content. A number or research groups
worldwide work on social information access techniques, which helps users
get to the right information using "community wisdom" extracted from
tracked actions of those who worked with this information earlier. The talk
provides a brief introduction into this research stream and present recent
work of our group on several social information access techniques.

Speaker Bio: Peter Brusilovsky is a Professor of Information Science and Intelligent
Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, where he directs Personalized
Adaptive Web Systems (PAWS) lab. Peter has been working in the field of
adaptive educational systems, user modeling, and intelligent user interfaces
for over 20 years. He published numerous papers and edited several books on
adaptive hypermedia and the adaptive Web. He was holding visiting faculty
appointments at the Moscow State University (Russia), Sussex University
(UK), Tokyo Denki University (Japan), University of Trier (Germany), Free
University of Bolzano (Italy), National College of Ireland, and Carnegie
Mellon University. Peter is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE
Transactions on Learning Technologies and a board member of several journals
including User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, ACM Transactions on
the Web, and Web Intelligence and Agent Systems. He is also the current
President of User Modeling Inc., a professional association of user modeling