Topic Selection Description (excerpt from CSC 691B, slightly edited)

Topic: Artificial intelligence: Preference elicitation

Description: This research investigates methods for querying a user about their preferences over an outcome space, in order to elicit the preference structure they have over attributes of possible outcomes.

Motivation: The preference elicitation problem has received considerable attention in recent years with the advance of the Internet. Its growing importance is due to its many applications in e-commerce and environmental resource management, to promote the development of personalized services for users and the selection of the top of a set of alternatives.