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Call for Papers

The First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval (PMHR 2011)


Workshop date: June 6, 2011

Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Submission deadline: 4th April 2011


The workshop has four main goals:

·         to bring together researchers from different areas to exchange ideas for both personalised and multilingual IR.
·         the identification of recent advances in, and major obstacles to research in this area.
·         to provide researchers with an overview of approaches, resources, and current and planned research activities in the area.
·         to stimulate discussion towards identifying cross-disciplinary solutions to some of the problems in the area.

engines have traditionally followed a “one size fits all” paradigm and returned
the same results for all users. They do not adapt to the user, the domain, or
the search context. Thus, the search process and the number and type of results
returned are not tailored to the individual user or her/his search situation.
Personalised hypertext retrieval is concerned with adapting the search process
to the user's needs. This includes adapting the system, the query-document
similarity metrics, the search results, and their presentation to an individual
user. The personalisation process can be based on models of the user, the
domain, and the search context, but no standard representation or resources
have evolved to-date.

can often be the case that non-native English speakers suffer limited or
restricted online experiences as typically the majority of web content is still
authored in English. Machine translated versions of content may be generated
for some languages, but this is not always the case. This results in greatly
restricted content collections.

workshop explores the use of multilingual hypertext retrieval technologies and
adaptive personalisation techniques to enable end-users to conduct searches in
their native language, but receive results collated from content collections in
a variety of languages, all tailored for consumption by the end-user.
PMHR workshop aims to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers working
on hypertext and adaptive hypertexts, cross-lingual information retrieval,
personalised search, personalisation for Web and hypertexts, and recommender
systems. The workshop will have a specific focus on research in user modelling
and multilingual personalisation for hypertext retrieval. In addition,
submissions which focus on non-English data or research with a clear
application in a multilingual scenario are welcome.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

·         Multilingual semantic search and intelligent
information retrieval, extraction and filtering (e.g. How does a multilingual
setting affect personalised hypertext IR?)
·         Multilingualism in semantic search, semantic
web, or in context-aware and semantic recommender systems
·         Recommender systems, adaptation engines, and
algorithms for personalised multilingual IR
·         User modelling and
adaptation (e.g. creation and exploitation of individual or stereotypical user
·         Content personalisation and personalised
result presentation (e.g. result presentation beyond the ranked list to enable
users to fully benefit from the semantics carried by the hypertext structure)
·         Domain modelling (e.g.
adaptation to different domains)
·         Creating relevant linguistic
resources (processing user models, query logs or forum postings); privacy
·         External knowledge resources
for personalised multilingual hypertext IR (e.g. ontologies)
·         Personalisation of
multilingual tools
·         Tools and methods for
bilingual search
·         Evaluation methodologies and
metrics for personalised hypertext IR (e.g. How can the evaluation gap between
IR/multilingual text retrieval and research disciplines such as adaptive
hypermedia be bridged?)


We invite researchers to submit full papers of between 6 and 8 pages (including
references) or short papers of up to 2 pages.  Long papers constitute an
excellent opportunity to publish citable, in-depth
descriptions of systems and ongoing research. Submissions must be in
English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the
program committee, and all submissions will receive several independent

Authors of selected accepted papers will be invited to present their research
at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

The papers must use the Springer LNCS format. Please strictly follow the
Springer LNCS format guidelines.  Papers must be submitted electronically
in PDF format.
For paper submissions we use
EasyChair, see

*Date and Location*

Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Date:       June 6, 2011

*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission:4th April
Notification of acceptance:30th April
Revised version of papers:9th May
Early registration deadline:10th May
Workshop:6th June

*Program Committee*

James Allan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK.
Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montréal, Canada
Stefan Rüger, The Open University, UK
Korinna Bade, University of Magdeburg, Germany.
Federica Cena, University of Turin, Italy.
Juan Manuel Cigarran, National Distance Learning University, Madrid, Spain.
Michael Kruppa, DFKI GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
Georg Rehm, DFKI GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
Dong Zhou, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex, Essex, UK.
Paul McNamee, Johns Hopkins University, US.
Alex O'Connor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


Prof. Maristella Agosti (Department of Information Engineering,
University of Padova) 
Dr. Ernesto William De Luca
(Competence Center for Information Retrieval and Machine Learning, Berlin
Institute of Technology) 
Dr. Séamus Lawless (Knowledge and Data
Engineering Group (KDEG) and CNGL, Trinity College Dublin) 
Dr. Johannes Leveling (School of
Computing and CNGL, Dublin City University) 
*Further Information*


*Workshop Contact Address*
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