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Peter Brusilovsky <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Aug 2000 12:17:45 -0400
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                                        Final Call for Participation

                                         International Conference
        on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH2000)

                                 28-30 August 2000, ITC/IRST Trento, ITALY
Sponsored by the European Commission: High Level Scientific Conference Program
                     Co-sponsored by IJCAI and Kluwer Academic Publishers

                In cooperation with ACM SIGART, SIGCHI, SIGIR, and SIGWEB

** All information including the final schedule can be found at
http://AH2000.itc.it/ **

Web-based application systems, as well as other complex hypermedia
systems with a large variety of users, suffer from an inability to
satisfy heterogeneous needs. A Web course presents the same static
explanation of a concept to students with widely differing knowledge
of the subject. A Web bookstore offers the same selection of
bestsellers to customers with different reading preferences. A Web
museum offers the same "guided tour" and the same narration to
visitors with very different goals and interests. A remedy for the
negative effects of the traditional "one-size-fits-all" approach is
to enhance a system's ability to adapt its own behavior to the goals,
tasks, interests, and other features of individual users. Starting in
the 1990s, many research teams began to investigate ways of modelling
features of the users of hypermedia systems. This has led to a number
of interesting adaptation techniques and adaptive hypermedia systems.
The Web, with its clear demand for personalization, served as a real
booster for this research area, providing both a challenge and an
attractive platform. The AH2000 Conference continues from a series of
successful workshops on the topic of adaptive hypermedia and adaptive
Web applications. It will provide a forum in which researchers and
practitioners with different backgrounds can exchange their
complementary insights. The conference aims to promote a
cross-fertilisation of ideas and highlight the prospects for future
collaboration.

Conference Scope

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- adaptive hypermedia systems and techniques
- information filtering in the WWW context
- adaptive IR systems with Web or hypermedia interfaces
- intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW
- Web recommender systems
- personalized Web sites and services
- adaptive Web-based collaboration systems
- adaptive natural language generation in hypermedia and Web contexts
- adaptive navigation support in large hyperspaces
- adaptive presentation of non-textual content
- empirical studies of adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web-based systems
- Web data mining for personalization and adaptivity
- personalization and adaptivity in E-commerce
- user modeling in Web-based applications
- intelligent Web agents for personalization and adaptivity
- distributed adaptive applications on the WWW
- acquisition and management of user models on the WWW
- security and privacy aspects of user models on the WWW
- methods, techniques, and tools for user modeling
- Web metadata as a basis for user modeling
- dealing with changing interests and preferences of Web users
- user interfaces for all
- usability aspects of adaptivity
- Web servers for user models/profiles

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