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Call for Papers AH2008

5th International Conference on
Adaptive Hypermedia and
Adaptive Web-Based Systems

July 28 - August 1, 2008
Hannover, Germany

http://www.ah2008.org/

Submission deadline: 14 Jan 2008 (full papers)

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The 2008 International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive 
Web-Based Systems (AH2008) will take place in Hannover, Germany, hosted by 
the L3S Research Center, following the successful previous conferences in 
Dublin, Ireland (2006), Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2004), Malaga, Spain 
(2002), Trento (2000).

The 2008 conference is momentous, as it represents the marriage of the 
Adaptive Hypermedia and User Modeling communities, both of which are major 
sponsors.

We invite submissions in the fields of Adaptive Hypermedia systems and 
techniques, Web personalization, adaptive information filtering and 
retrieval, intelligent tutoring systems, semantic Web, applications of 
adaptive hypermedia and empirical studies of AH and Web systems.

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Topics of Interest
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AH2008 scope includes all forms of Web and Hypermedia personalization from 
personalized search and browsing to recommender systems to personalized 
E-Learning. Topics include, but not limited to:

Foundations

    * User profiling and modeling in adaptive hypermedia
    * Acquisition, updating and management of user models
    * Group modeling and community-based profiling
    * Recommender systems and recommendation strategies
    * Data mining for personalization
    * Personalization, meta-data and standards (XML, the Semantic Web 
Initiative)
    * Intelligent agents for personalization and adaptivity
    * Composition and management of adaptive Web services and hypermedia
    * Adaptation systems and techniques

Application Domains

    * Adaptive information filtering and personalized information 
retrieval
    * Personalized e-Learning and adaptive educational systems
    * Personalization to support collaboration
    * User interfaces for all
    * Personalization for digital TV
    * Personalizing the mobile computing (PDAs, mobile phones and other 
handheld devices)
    * Personalized Web sites and e-commerce and eGovernment services
    * Personalization in digital libraries; personalized tourist and 
cultural heritage
    * Personalization in healthcare and public health information
    * Cross-platform adaptivity and personalization in ubiquitous systems
    * Adaptivity and personalization on the 3D Web
    * Adaptive hypermedia in ubiquitous computing environments and Smart 
Spaces
    * Adaptive multimedia content authoring and delivery

Pragmatics

    * Privacy, trust and security in adaptive systems
    * Architectures for scalable adaptive systems
    * Evaluation methodologies, deployment experiences & user studies
    * Empirical studies of adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
    * Management, usability and scrutability of adaptive systems
    * Management of large hyperspaces

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Submission categories
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* Full papers

Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work and 
can be up to 10 pages in length. Papers should properly place the work 
within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative 
aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. We will not accept 
any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has 
already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another 
conference.

* Short papers

Submissions should be original and unpublished highly promising research, 
where the merit will be assessed on the basis of originality and 
importance over maturity and technical validation. These should be 4 pages 
and will have poster presentation.

* Doctoral Consortium

Submissions, up to 5 pages in length, should be original and unpublished 
descriptions of the PhD student's topic, proposed contributions and 
results achieved. Presentation will be 15 mins presentation, 15 mins 
question time.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from an 
International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published by 
Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. 
For details see separate call available from http://www.ah2008.org/

* Demonstrations

Submissions should be original and unpublished description of a 
demonstrable system. These should be 4 pages and will presented in a 
demonstration session.

* Tutorial proposals

Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, scope and 
importance of the area of the tutorial and presenter background. For 
details see separate call available from http://www.ah2008.org/

* Workshop proposals

Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, goals and 
scope of the workshop, proposed Programme Committee. For details see 
separate call available from http://www.ah2008.org/

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Awards
-----------------------------------

There are two James Chen Best Student Paper awards

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Important Dates
-----------------------------------

14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for full papers
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for tutorial proposals
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for workshop proposals

01 Feb 2008 : Deadline for short papers
01 Feb 2008 : Deadline for demonstrations

14 Feb 2008 : Deadline for Doctoral Consortium papers

14 Mar 2008 : Author Notification
14 Apr 2008 : Deadline for camera ready papers

28 Jul - 29 Jul 2008 : Workshops
30 Jul - 01 Aug 2008 : Main Technical Programme

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Organization Committee
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General Chair

    * Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Program Co-chairs

    * Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
    * Pearl Pu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Local Chair

    * Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
    * Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia
    * Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

    * Paul De Bra, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    * Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, USA

Industry Chair

    * Volker Zimmermann, IMC Information Multimedia Communication AG, 
Germany

Publicity Chair

    * Stephan Weibelzahl, National College of Ireland, Dublin

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Program Committee
-----------------------------------

Ignaceo Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES
Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, DE
Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, IT
Lora Aroyo, Technical University Eindhoven, NL
Helen Ashman, University of Nottingham, UK
Mark Bernsteim, Eastgate, US
Jamie Blustein, Dalhousie University, CA
Tim Brailsford, University of Nottingham, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, US
Ricardo Conejo Muñoz, University of Malagà, ES
Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, UK
Paul Cristea, Politehnica University Bucharest, RO
Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK
Paul De Bra, Technical University Eindhoven, NL
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
Peter Dolog, University of Aalborg, DK
Erich Gams, Salzburg Research, AT
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, US
Mehmet Goker, PWC Cr for Adv. Research, US
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, DE
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, DE
Geert-Jan Houben, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE
Anthony Jameson, International University, DE
Judy Kay, University of Sydney, AU
Declan Kelly, National College of Ireland, IE
Peter King, University of Manitoba, CA
Alfred Kobsa, University of Calif. Irvine, US
Joseph A. Konstan, University of Minnesota, US
Rob Koper, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Milos Kravcik, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Henry Lieberman, MIT, US
Paul Maglio, IBM Almaden Research Ctr, US
Lorraine McGinty, UCD, Ireland
Alessadro Micarelli, University of Rome III, IT
Maria Milosavljevic, Uni of Edinburgh, UK
Antonija Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, NZ
Dunja Mladenic, Jozef Stefan Institute, SL
Adam Moore, University of Nottingham, UK
Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, DE
Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
Pearl Pu, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Gustavo Rossi, University de la Plata, AR
Lloyd Rutledge, CWI, NL
Frank Shipman, Texas A&M University, US
Marcus Specht, Open Universiteit Nederland, NL
Jose-Luis Perez de la Cruz, University of Malagà, ES
Demetrios Sampson, CERTH, GR
Vittorio Scarano, University of Salerno, IT
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, IE
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, IE
Craig Stewart, University of Nottingham, UK
Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST Trento, IT
Carlo Tasso, Universit degli Studi di Udine, IT
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, NL
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, IT
Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, IE
Gerhard Weber, PH Freiburg, DE
Stephan Weibelzahl, NCI, IE
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, AU
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC-IRST Trento, IT


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