Alan W. Colman

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Alan Colman is currently postgraduate student at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His PhD topic is architectures for adaptive software systems, in particular complex human-in-the-loop systems. His research interests include

  • Software organisation in open systems
  • Adaptive and goal-oriented systems
  • User-centred design
  • Support for user autonomy in complex systems.

He holds a Master of Information Technology (HCI) from Swinburne. He has previously worked as a software engineer/interface designer, and taught software development at a number of tertiary institutions.

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Colman, Alan W., Leung, Ying K. (2000): Using Intentional Models for the Interface Design of Multi-Level Systems. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52 (6) pp. 1007-1029.

Colman, Alan W., Han, Jun (2005): Organizational Abstractions for Adaptive Systems. In: HICSS 2005 - 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 3-6 January, 2005, Big Island, HI, USA.