User-Adaptive Systems Seminar

  • Type: Seminar (S)
  • Semester: SS 2023
  • Lecturer:

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche, Prof. Dr. Michael Beigl, Julia Seitz, Tim Schneegans

  • SWS: 2
  • Lv-No.: 2540553
  • Information: Blended (On-Site/Online)


User-adaptive systems collect and analyze biosignals from users to recognize user states as a basis for adaptation. Thermic, mechanical, electric, acoustic, and optical signals are collected using sensors which are integrated in wearables, e.g. glasses, earphones, belts, or bracelets. The collected data is processed with analytics and machine learning techniques in order to determine short-term, evolving over time, and long-term user states in the form of user characteristics, affective-cognitive states, or behavior. Finally, the recognized user states are leveraged for realizing user-centric adaptations. In this seminar, interdisciplinary teams of students design, develop, and evaluate a user-adaptive system prototype leveraging state-of-the-art hard- and software. This seminar follows an interdisciplinary approach. Students from the fields of computer science, information systems and industrial engineering & management collaborate in the prototype design, development, and evaluation. The seminar is carried out in cooperation between Teco/Chair of Pervasive Computing Systems (Prof. Beigl) and the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (Research Group ISSD, Prof. Mädche). It is offered as part of the DFG-funded graduate school “KD2School: Designing Adaptive Systems for Economic Decisions“ (


Learning objectives of the seminar

  • Explain what a user-adaptive system is and how it can be conceptualized
  • Suggest and evaluate different design solutions for addressing the identified problem
  • Build a user-adaptive system prototype using state-of-the-art hard- and software
  • Perform a user-centric evaluation of the user-adaptive system prototype



  • Strong analytical abilities and profound software development skills are required.
  • Language of instruction
  • English



Required literature will be made available in the seminar.


Organisational issues

Participation in the kick-off and final presentation session is mandatory.

More details on the selected topics for this semester and the dates of the mandatory sessions will follow soon and will be made available in the WiWi-Portal.



For organizational questions please contact Julia Seitz at IISM or Tim Schneegans at TECO.