Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
Århus, Denmark, August 14-18, 2001
Eight International Conference on User Modeling
Sonthofen, Germany, July 13-17, 2001
Final proceedings have been published by Springer Verlag in the "Lecture Notes in Computing Science" series, Volume 2266, together with the proceedings of the Seventh Open Hypermedia Systems workshop and the Third Structured Computing workshop.
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:
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:
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:
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.
More information can be obtained from:
Paul De Bra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Department of Computing Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513, NL 5600 MB Eindhoven
Phone +31 40 2472733
Fax +31 40 2463992