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                      *     CALL FOR PAPERS     *

                       28/5/2002 - Malaga, Spain

    2nd International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive
                           Web Based Systems
                         29/5/2002 - 31/5/2002
                             Malaga, Spain

General Workshop Theme

Electronic Publishing (EP) on the Web is a fast growing field which
includes various heterogeneous systems for information access:
traditional journals, magazines and newspapers accessible via Web,
fully electronic journals, scholarly journals, e-prints repositories,
news, vertical and horizontal portals, and so on.

Users of these different EP systems experience typical problems, such
as information overload and information oversupply. From the publisher
perspective another problem arises, i.e., the difficulty to deliver
the published information timely and precisely to (and only to) the
interested readers. Another phenomenon which is making the situation
even more complicated, is the increasing amount of hypermedia content
which characterizes the whole field of EP. Moreover, Mobile Internet
provides new chances, but also poses new challenges.

Personalization can increase the utility, user satisfaction, and user
loyalty of EP Web sites, by providing the user with accurate and
effective services tailored to his/her specific needs, also improving
in such a way the quality of the transfer of information from
publishers to readers. Personalization in EP addresses: (i) the user
need of receiving timely and accurate information relevant to their
interests, (ii) the user need to be adequately supported during search
of archive information, and (iii) the publisher needs to proactively
disseminate information only to interested users.

This workshop aims at both reviewing the current state of the art in
the exploitation of personalization techniques within Web sites
devoted to electronic publishing, and highlighting major trends for
the future and open research problems.  The Workshop is addressed to
researchers and to electronic publishers.

Workshop Topics

The issue of personalization in Electronic Publishing includes a
variety of topics. The following list is by no means intended to be an
exhaustive list for the workshop, and it is only indicative of
different research aspects and open problems:

- personalization strategies in EP;
- user support during searching;
- ephemeral (short term) and persistent (long term) personalization
   techniques for EP;
- information filtering in EP applications;
- integration of cognitive and collaborative filtering in information
- innovative services in EP portals;
- innovative personalized information services for Mobile Internet;
- personalized Web clipping services;
- information architecture for EP portals;
- quality issues in EP;
- evauation criteria of EP portals and sites;
- new business models for personalized EP Web sites.

Workshop Format

The Workshop will run for two half days.  The first part of the day
will include paper presentations, posters, and demos.  Authors of
accepted papers will give a 15 minute talk.  The number of attendees
to the workshop will be limited in order to encourage participation.
Participation will be either on the basis of submitted papers (5-7
pages), posters, demos, or by invitation.

The remaining part of the workshop will include the final event of the
EU 5th FP IST Project TIPS ( There will be one or two
invited speakers from the field of EP, and some presentation will be
devoted to present an account of the achievements of the TIPS Project.

Workshop Proceedings

The Proceedings of the workshop will include a set of invited
contribution originating from the papers presented at the
workshop. The Proceedings will be published after the workshop (thus
allowing the authors to review their papers on the basis of
discussions at the workshop) as a book and/or in a journal special

Electronic submission: e-mail as an attachment a PDF or
postscript-gzipped version of your manuscript to Stefano Mizzaro
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Important dates

March 25: deadline for submission
April 18: notification of acceptance
May 15: submission of the final camera ready
October 1: final papers due for publication in the proceedings

Workshop Organizers

Carlo Tasso - University of Udine, Italy
Stefano Mizzaro - University of Udine, Italy

Program Committee

Nathalie Denos - University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Marco Fabbrichesi - SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Murat Karamuftuoglu - City University, London, UK
Stefano Mizzaro - University of Udine, Italy
Carlo Tasso - University of Udine, Italy