International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems
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28-30 August 2000

ITC/IRST Trento, Italy

Sponsored by the European Commission: High Level Scientific Conference Program

Conference Program

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 behaviour 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 succesful 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 Topics

Topic 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

Conference Format

The conference will run for three full days. It will include paper and poster sessions, invited talks and a doctoral consortium. The doctoral consortium will offer PhD students a chance to discuss their plans and the intermediate results of their research with more experienced participants (for further information, see the doctoral consortium).

A proper space will be set up for demos of complete or experimental systems, both academical and industrial.

The social program will include a welcome reception and a conference dinner.

Proceedings and Submissions

We invite three kinds of contributions: full papers, short papers, and doctoral consortium papers. Full and short papers should describe original and unpublished research work on adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web-based systems. Doctoral consortium papers could be submitted by doctoral students and should describe their research related to the conference topics.

Conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Verlag LNCS series (

Please follow the manuscript submission guidelines to prepare your final contribution.

EC Grants

The European Commission sponsors the conference ("High Level Scientific Conference" Program) and through IRST offers participation grants for various kind of attendees. See Grant Application Info for more detail.

Invited Speakers
Elisabeth Andre (DFKI, Germany)
Alfred Kobsa (GMD, Germany)
Mark Maybury (MITRE Corp., USA)
Michael Pazzani (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Conference Committees

General Chair
Oliviero Stock (IRST Trento, Italy)
Program Chair
Peter Brusilovsky (Carnegie Technology Education / Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Local Organization Chair
Carlo Strapparava(IRST Trento, Italy)

Program Committee
Marko Balabanovic (, UK)
Paul De Bra (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Dayne Freitag (Just Research, USA)
Wendy Hall (University of Southampton, UK)
Kristina Hook (HUMLE - Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden)
Lewis Johnson (University of Southern California, USA)
Paul Maglio (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)
Alessandro Micarelli (University of Rome 3, Italy)
Maria Milosavljevic (Dynamic Multimedia Pty Ltd, Australia)
Johanna Moore (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Marc Nanard (LIRMM, France)
Wolfgang Nejdl (University of Hannover, Germany)
Jon Oberlander (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Carlo Tasso (University of Udine, Italy)
Julita Vassileva (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Massimo Zancanaro (IRST Trento, Italy)

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Liliana Ardissono (University of Torino, Italy)
Vittorio Scarano (University of Salerno, Italy)

Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper contributions: 15 March 2000
(Extended) Submission of Short Papers and Doctoral Consortium contributions: 30 March 2000
Submission of grant application: 30 March 2000
(Extended) Submission of grant application only for category B: 30 June 2000
Notification of grant assignment: 12 May 2000
Notification of paper acceptance: 25 April 2000
Submission of final contributions: 25 May 2000
Conference: 28-30 August 2000


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SIGART ACM - SIG on Artificial Intelligence

SIGCHI ACM - SIG on Computer-Human Interaction

SIGIR ACM - SIG on Information Retrieval

SIGWEB ACM - SIG on Hypertext, Hypermedia and Web

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