Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

C. Mayer, M. Morandell, A. Kuntner, H. Tellioglu:
"A Comparison of User Description Languages Concerning Adaptability Based on User Preferences";
Talk: Assistive Technology Research Series, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal; 2013-09-19 - 2013-09-22; in: "Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice", P. Encarnação et al. (ed.); IOS Press, Vol 33 (2013), ISBN: 978-1-61499-304-9; 1310 - 1315.

English abstract:
The user interface is the most important feature of interaction between
users and (AAL) services. Explicitly defined user interfaces are bound to a specific
toolkit and programming language or markup language. Thus a separate user in-
terface definition has to be created manually for different classes of I/O devices to
be supported. Compared to manual user interface creation, the automatic or semi-
automatic generation of user interfaces based on interaction descriptions consid-
erably reduces the manual effort necessary for integrating a large number of de-
vices and therefore automatically increases the number of supported devices. The
main goal of this paper is to provide an overview of selected existing solutions
for the definition of generic user interactions and the generation of user interfaces.
The comparison shows that the aspect of adaptability is partly covered by the pre-
sented User Interaction Description Languages. Nevertheless it is important to an-
alyze them with respect to additional criteria, like accessibility, context- and use-
case awareness, to receive a meaningful overview of advantages and drawbacks of
the different approaches leading to a good basis for choosing one of the presented

Ambient Assisted Living, Human-Computer Interaction, User Description Languages, Comparison, Adaptability, User Preferences

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