CTIT University of Twente

2005-03 Alter Ego State of the Art on User Profiling

March 2005

Thea van der Geest, Jan van Dijk & Willem Pieterson (eds.)

Alter Ego: State of the Art on User Profiling


This report gives an overview of the most relevant organisational and

behavioural aspects regarding user profiling. It discusses not only the

most important aims of user profiling from both an organisation’s as

well as a user’s perspective, it will also discuss organisational motives

and barriers for user profiling and the most important conditions for

the success of user profiling. Finally recommendations are made and

suggestions for further research are given.

This report is written by the Telematica Instituut