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INFSCI 2480/ISSP2280: Adaptive Information Systems

(Spring 2015, CRN 21827)

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Course Tools

Class Wiki

Class Wiki is a dedicated Wiki installation, which we will use to collaboratively create structured course offprint. Brief outline of all topics as well as links to most interesting resources are posted there.


The key tool for the course is the Pitt CourseWeb powered by Blackboard Course Management System, a product of Blackboard, Inc. All course information, homeworks, assignments, etc, will be accessible on the CourseWeb course site. You need to have Pitt University Computer Account to login to CourseInfo site. Use Account Managament Page to check the status of your account. In particular, we will use CourseWeb for all communication during this course including forum posts.


CiteUlike is a system for sharing links to academic papers. We will use it to find and share papers related to each topic of the course. Create your account (if you do not have it yet), find the group Adaptive Web (clicking on Search groups link on the bottom left) and apply to join it. Explore from the start two ways of posting: finding it on the Web (Google Scholar is best for it) and finding it right on CiteULike. When posting a paper, you will be asked where to share it. You can choose your library and any of the communities where you are the member. The requirement is to have it shared in the Adaptive Web group.


CoMeT is the system that you will be using to select research talks to attend. All talks that the instructor considers eligible for credit will be posted to PAWS Group. Create an account in CoMeT and join this group for easy access. We also recommend to Subscribe to this group, then any talk posted to the group will be sent to you by e-mail. If you select a talk to attend please, bookmark it. I will ensure that we are not sending too many students to the same talk. Also, you will be notified about changes and cancellations of bookmarked talks. You can bookmark as many talks as you wish (and you could visit as many talks as you wish, two is the requirement), most important is to do it with the talk you plan to attend. CoMeT is adaptive and will recommend more relevant talks as you bookmark a few. Also, watch for interesting talks beyond CoMeT. If you find a relevant talk that is not posted, be the first to post it and get extra credit.

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