Seminar: Conversational User Interfaces for Search and Recommending (winter 2021)

This seminar lays the focus on recent research trends in the area of conversational user interfaces (CUI). This type of user interface is used more and more often, for example, in recommender systems and for product search. Natural language processing is often used to enable direct, human-like engagement with the systems, such as known from chatbots. Accordingly, the topics of the seminar will comprise, but are not limited to, theoretical and methodological approaches for designing and understanding CUI interactions, measurement of the impact of CUI design on user behavior, the role and impact of system personalization, ethical issues and challenges around the design and widespread use of AI, etc. Exact topics will be discussed at the kick-off meeting.


  • Course language: German
  • Audience: Angewandte Informatik, Komedia



Benedikt Loepp


J├╝rgen Ziegler

Full Professor