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Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:33:50 -0700
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EasyChair now open for submissions of long papers (8 pages), short papers
(4 pages), and demo/poster papers (2 pages).
Call for Papers
International Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information Access
(PMIA 2014)
held in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation
and Personalization (UMAP 2014), Aalborg, Denmark, July 7-11, 2014.
With the unrelenting rise in global information production and usage,
systems increasingly need to handle 1) a growing variety of user
differences (including language, culture, situational context), and 2)
heterogeneous and multilingual information sources. This full-day workshop
aims tackle these challenges by bringing together researchers working on
cross-/multi-lingual information access, personalisation for web and
hypermedia, personalised search, information seeking, multilingual
interfaces, multilingual semantic web, and recommender systems. The aim is
to share, discuss, and combine ideas for novel solutions that support users
according to their particular language abilities, as well as other
characteristics (e.g. culture, domain expertise) and contexts (e.g. intent,
topic) that influence what and how information should be retrieved,
composed, and presented. The workshop aims to both advance the current
state of the art in personalised multilingual information access, as well
as to develop a detailed roadmap that identifies the most pressing current
and future research challenges (e.g. novel information access interfaces,
evaluation of complex systems).
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
* Individual user characteristics that influence information access, e.g.
language proficiency, culture, personality, user intent, topic domain
* Modeling of user profiles, e.g. multilingual data collection, model
creation, model exploitation
* Adaptive systems for personalised multilingual information access, e.g.
personalised search, recommender systems
* Novel interfaces, e.g. presentations of content in multiple languages,
search result presentation beyond the ranked list paradigm, document
* Tools and methods for multilingual and cross lingual search
* Content analysis and processing, e.g. knowledge extraction, duplication
* Content translation and localisation
* Multilingual semantic web, including search and extraction
* External knowledge resources for personalised multilingual information
access (e.g. ontologies)
* Domain modeling (e.g. adaptation to different domains)
* Issues and dangers of personalisation, e.g. over-personalisation (also
known as "the filter bubble"), privacy issues
* Personalisation of multilingual tools
* Evaluation methods and metrics for personalised multilingual information
access, e.g. how to evaluate compositions from multiple languages,
aggregate search evaluation.
We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds and aim to promote the
exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas.
In addition, submissions that focus on non-English data, or research with a
clear application in a multilingual scenario are equally welcome. We invite
submissions of more established ideas and methods as long papers (8 pages),
preliminary work as short papers (4 pages), and demo/poster papers (2
pages). For full details on the submission format and procedure, please
refer to the Submission Instructions page at Papers will be
selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion.
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and published
by CEUR. Extended versions of selected workshop papers may be included in a
special journal issue (TBD). At least one author of each accepted paper
must attend the workshop.
Important dates
Apr 01, 2014: Submission Deadline
May 01, 2014: Notification to Authors
May 15, 2014: Camera-ready Due
Jul 07 (tentative): Workshop day
Organizing Committee
Ben Steichen (University of British Columbia, Canada) - [log in to unmask]
Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy) - [log in to unmask]
Sťamus Lawless (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) -
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Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) - [log in to unmask]
For further questions please contact a member of the organising committee.

Dr. Ben Steichen
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC
V6T14Z, Canada

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