seems important that the adaptivity should be not only studied in a local scope but also in a global scope to respect this consistency.
The model of each user (preferences, experience, goals) has to be used crosswise all the intelligent agents. Indeed, the user can be induced to use many intelligent agents that have to share the knowledge bases about him and the user modelling mechanisms to maintain these bases up to date. In the same way, the task models, classically used to build AUI, should be tackled in a specific way because the underlying system, which is itself a multi-agent system, can pursue its own goals and thus the control of the tasks performing is shared.
Therefore, the set of intelligent agents compose a MAS whose purpose is to bring the user with an adaptive interface that both respects: a) the global adaptivity criteria expressed above and the system global goals as well, b) the local adaptivity criteria and local goals of each intelligent agent.
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Publication information: Book title: Human-Computer Interaction:Ergonomics and User Interfaces. Volume: 1. Contributors: Hans-Jörg Bullinger - Editor, Jürgen Ziegler - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 330.
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