[HT'01 logo] 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

[UM2001 logo]

Third Workshop on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia


July 14, 2001: Workshop session at the UM2001 conference (9.00 to 13.00).
August 15, 2001: Workshop session at the HT'01 conference (9.00 to 17.30).
September 14, 2001: Final versions due for post-workshop proceedings. (These submissions are by invitation, some still conditional.) Final post-workshop versions need to be in Springer LNCS style! (See the Springer LNCS site for details.)


Program and pre-workshop proceedings are now on-line. (Submitted versions of papers will be replaced by final pre-workshop versions as they arrive.)

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.

General Workshop Theme

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:

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 May 2002, at the University of Málaga, Spain. 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:

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:

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:

Organizers Members


Submissions for presentations are now past due and can no longer be accepted. If you wish to participate, you should register through the conference site (for UM2001 or for Hypertext'01). We kindly request that you also submit a position statement (one or two pages at most) so that other participants can get an idea who you are and what your research area is. Send position papers to Paul De Bra <debra@win.tue.nl> by email. (HTML or PDF are prefered formats.) Do not forget to indicate whether you are attending the UM or HT session.

More information can be obtained from:

Paul De Bra <debra@win.tue.nl>
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/