eCite Digital Repository

Scrutable user models and personalised item recommendation in mobile lifestyle applications


Wasinger, R and Wallbank, J and Pizzato, L and Kay, J and Kummerfeld, B and Bohmer, M and Krueger, A, Scrutable user models and personalised item recommendation in mobile lifestyle applications, Proceedings of the International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 10-14 June 2013, Rome, Italy, pp. 77-88. ISBN 978-3-642-38844-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2013 Springer

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38844-6_7


This paper presents our work on supporting scrutable user models for use in mobile applications that provide personalised item recommendations. In particular, we describe a mobile lifestyle application in the ne-dining domain, designed to recommend meals at a particular restaurant based on a person's user model. The contributions of this work are three-fold. First is the mobile application and its personalisation engine for item recommendation using a content and critique-based hybrid recommender. Second, we illustrate the control and scrutability that a user has in con guring their user model and browsing a content list. Thirdly, this is validated in a user experiment that illustrates how new digital features may revolutionise the way that paper-based systems (like restaurant menus) currently work. Although this work is based on restaurant menu recommendations, its approach to scrutability and mobile client-side personalisation carry across to a broad class of commercial applications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Mobile personalisation, user modelling, scrutability, and recommender technology.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Wasinger, R (Dr Rainer Wasinger)
ID Code:90129
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2017-11-13

Repository Staff Only: item control page