The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the PhD Defense entitled:

Time Based Personalization for the Wireless User

Speaker: Christophoros Panayiotou
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Category: PhD Defense
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2010
Time: 10:00-11:00 EET
Host: George Samaras (cssamara AT

Mobile (wireless) clients present a new and more demanding breed of users. Solutions provided for the desktop users are often found inadequate to support this new breed of users. Personalization is such a solution. The wireless user differs from the desktop user in that his handheld device is truly personal. It roams with the user and allows him access to info and services at any given time from anywhere. As the wireless user is not bound to a fixed place and to a given time period, factors such as time and current experience becomes increasingly important for him. His context and preferences are now a function of time and experience and the goal of personalization is to match the local services to this time-depended preferences. In this thesis we try to exploit the importance of time and experience in personalization for the wireless user and will present a system that anticipates and compensates the time-dependant shifting of user interests.

Short Bio:
Christophoros Panayiotou is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Cyprus.

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