Currently, networked cyber-physical systems are the basis for intelligent environments in a variety of settings such as smart factories, smart transportation systems, smart shops, and smart buildings. However, one of the remaining grand challenges for the new post-PC era of the Internet of Things is to transform the way how humans interact with and control such cyber-physical environments (CPE). Today, user-interface methodologies and technologies are still largely dominated by the traditional paradigm of human-computer interaction, where a single user interacts with a single stationary computing device. Therefore, the main goal of the MADMACS project is to lay the foundations for a new generation of user interfaces that are adequate for human-environment interaction in CPE. A major design goal of MADMACS is the creation of a multiadaptive dialogue management system that is adaptive in multiple ways: adaptive to various CPE, adaptive to diverse modality combinations, adaptive to a variety of interaction metaphors, and adaptive to diverse task domains and user models.


Contact Person: Dr.-Ing. Michael Feld
Project Management: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster


Participating Research Departments

  • Intelligent User Interfaces


  • 2016
  • 2015