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Peter Brusilovsky <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:50:20 -0500
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             Third Workshop on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia

            Workshop with two sessions: at the

             Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
             Hypertext'01, rhus, Denmark, August 14-18, 2001

            and the
             Eight International Conference on User Modeling
             UM2001, Sonthofen, Germany, July 13-17, 2001
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Note: final approval of HT'01 for this workshop is still pending.

Dates
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March 8, 2001: Submission deadline for the UM session (full papers,
                position statements, demos and posters).
April 1, 2001: Notification of acceptance, UM session.
May 1, 2001: Submission deadline for full papers, HT session.
May 31, 2001: Notification of acceptance for full papers, HT session.
June 10, 2001: Submission deadline for position statements, posters and
                demos, HT session.
June 20, 2001: Notification of acceptance for position statements,
                posters and demos, HT session.
July 13(?), 2001: Workshop session at the UM2001 conference.
August 15(?), 2001: Workshop session at the HT'01 conference.

General Workshop Theme
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In an increasing number of application areas, including but not limited to
education, e-business, culture, tourism and news, the need for automated
personalization is being acknowledged. The navigational freedom in
conventional hypermedia leads to comprehension and orientation problems. As
a result, users are not finding the information they need. Starting in the
early 1990's, several research teams began to investigate ways of modeling
features of individual users and groups of users to create hypermedia
systems for a variety of information systems applications that would adapt
to these different features. This has led to a number of interesting
adaptation techniques and adaptive hypermedia systems, both Web-based and
not Web-based. Adaptation is done both to the information content and to
the link structure.

Adaptive hypermedia is a direction of research on the crossroads of
hypertext (hypermedia) and user modeling, with an overall goal of improving
the usability of hypermedia. Adaptive hypermedia has been the topic of a
number of workshops, some emphasizing the hypermedia aspects, and some
emphasizing the user modeling aspects. These workshops include, in
chronological order:

    * Workshop on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia, held in conjunction
      with the Fourth International Conference on User Modeling (UM'94);
    * Workshop on User Modeling for Information Filtering on the World Wide
      Web, held in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on
      User Modeling (UM'96);
    * Flexible Hypertext Workshop, held at the Eighth ACM International
      Hypertext Conference (Hypertext'97) ;
    * Intelligent educational systems on the World-Wide Web, held in
      conjunction with the 8th World Conference on Artificial Intelligence
      in Education (AI-ED'97);
    * Workshop on Adaptive Systems and User Modeling on the World Wide Web,
      held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on User
      Modeling (UM'97);
    * Second Workshop on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia, held in
      conjunction with the Ninth AM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
      (Hypertext'98);
    * Second Workshop on Adaptive Systems and User Modeling on the World
      Wide Web (ASUM99), held in conjunction with the Eight International
      World Wide Web Conference and the Seventh International Conference on
      User Modeling.

The expanding research area of adaptive hypermedia has also led to the
start of a series of International Conferences on Adaptive Hypermedia and
Adaptive Web-based Systems. The first conference was held in Trento, Italy,
in August 2000. Proceedings are available from Springer (LNCS1892). The
second conference will be held in the summer of 2002, at a location that is
still to be decided. In the meantime, researchers in the field of Adaptive
Hypermedia are continuing to invent, study and evaluate new adaptive
hypermedia techniques and applications. The Third Workshop on Adaptive
Hypertext and Hypermedia provides a forum for these researchers to present
and discuss their work, and to identify topics and areas for possible
collaboration.

Workshop Topics
---------------

Adaptive hypermedia includes a wide variety of research topics. The list of
topics is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list for the workshop.
It is only indicative of different aspects of this research area:

    * adaptive hypermedia systems and techniques
    * adaptive hypermedia on the Web
    * adaptive educational hypermedia systems
    * user modeling and adaptation in E-commerce
    * adaptive Web-based collaborative systems
    * adaptive information retrieval and filtering systems
    * making Web sites adaptive
    * Web (log) data mining for adaptivity
    * adaptive Web agents or assistants
    * user modeling and adaptation using XML
    * usability aspects of adaptive hypermedia
    * user model/profile Web servers
    * dealing with changing interests and preferences of users

Workshop Format
---------------

Because the adaptive hypermedia research community has roots in the fields
of user modeling and of hypermedia, this workshop will consist of two
sessions: one at the User Modeling conference and one at the ACM Hypertext
conference. Both sessions together form a single workshop, with a single
program committee and proceedings. Experience with the ASUM99 workshop has
shown that this leads to an interesting mix of participants and ideas.

The workshop will run for one half day before the User Modeling conference
and one full day before the Hypertext'01 conference. The number of
attendees for both sessions will be limited to 20-25 in order to encourage
participation in workshop discussions. Participation will be on the basis
of submitted full papers, position papers, posters or demos, or by
invitation. The workshop will include a limited number of paper
presentations, posters and demos and general group discussions. Group
discussions will focus on the issues raised in the position papers, as well
as on some focus questions. An informal workshop dinner will also be
organized to encourage discussion and preparation of possible future
collaboration.

The program will include:

    * Welcome and Introduction
    * Paper Sessions (2 at UM2001, 3 or 4 at HT'01) consisting of:
         o 1 to 2 Paper Presentations (15-30 minutes), and
         o Group Discussion on the Issues Raised (30 minutes)
    * Panel discussion on topics raised in position papers.
    * Conclusions and Wrap-up
    * Workshop Dinner

The proceedings will be compiled into a technical report (a Compiting
Science Report of the Eindhoven University of Technology) after the
workshop. They will also be published on the Adaptive Hypertext and
Hypermedia Homepage.

Because of the format with sessions at different conferences all
submissions (papers, position statements, demos, posters) should indicate
the conference (UM or HT or both) for which they are intended.

Program Committee:
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Organizers

    * Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    * Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    * Alfred Kobsa, University of California at Irvine, USA

Members

    * Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
    * Licia Calvi, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    * Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    * Lynda Hardman, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, the Netherlands
    * Paul Maglio, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
    * Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
    * Marcus Specht, GMD, Germany
    * Carlo Strapparava, IRST Trento, Italy

For More Information
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Paul De Bra <[log in to unmask]>
Department of Computing Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513, NL 5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Phone +31 40 2472733
Fax +31 40 2463992
WWW http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~debra/
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