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From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 11:52:44 +0200
Message-ID: <445B206C.6050400@cwi.nl>
To: public-semweb-ui@w3.org

This is a potentially interesting workshop for our topic area.

-Lloyd

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Subject: APS(ACM publication)@Hypertext'06 EXTENDED Deadline: 17th May

Dear colleagues,

due to the many requests,
we are extending the deadline of submissions to the 17th of May for the:

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ACM published APS WORKSHOP @ HYPERTEXT'06:

Joint International Workshop on Adaptivity, Personalization and the
Semantic Web

                 (http://www.win.tue.nl/~acristea/APS/)

       at the 17th ACM Hypertext'06 conference, Odense, Denmark

       joining:

The 2nd International Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Semantic Web

       and

IASACS: The 1st Workshop on Interfacing Adaptive Systems with Academia
and

      Corporate Systems: towards Semantic Web Technology Interoperability



IMPORTANT DATES:

       17th May: Submissions

       20th May 2006 : Authors' notification

       24th May 2006 : Camera Ready

       23rd of August 2006: Workshop day

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The most famous Hypermedia environment, the Web has been formed to be an


integral part of numerous applications in which a user interacts with a
service

provider, product sellers, governmental organizations, friends and
colleagues.

Content and services are available at different sources and places.
Hence, Web

applications need to combine all available knowledge in order to form

personalized, user-friendly, and business-optimal services.

Personalization and adaptation to user, vendor needs, and network or
machine

requirements is therefore an important topic on current hypermedia
environments

and beyond. In commercial environments, this is known as "the client is
the

king". In learning environments, this is "learner centered education".
Although

they are much sought after and considered useful, up until recently,
adaptive

solutions were not so widely spread. Among the reasons one was that they
were

mainly stand-alone implementations, aimed at specific systems only. This
was a

serious problem when systems became obsolete, and the created material
was not

exportable. For authors, this was difficult because it meant that each
time they

changed the system, the material had to be created from scratch. The
users

(buyers or learners) had to put up with and learn about many different

environments with different reactions. Adaptive solutions being
therefore

difficult to author/create, to maintain and to use, no wonder that,
although

considered desirable, not many were employed.

This workshop's aim is to merge two recent developments in the domains
of

adaptive hypermedia (AH) and semantic web (SW):

o        AH is moving towards reusable solutions, starting with
interfacing

exercises with other AH or non-adaptive systems (academia as well as
corporate),

in order to alleviate the problems outlined above.

o        SW has been built from the very beginning with the goal of
reuse, via

standards, tools, technologies, machine-interpretable semantics, etc.
Recently,

after creating the basis tools, SW is moving towards reasoning and

personalization mechanisms, therefore creating the basis of exchanging
adaptive

solutions.

Our planned outcome is therefore to merge these two streams, extracting
elements

necessary to interface and exchange partial or complete adaptive
solutions,

based on the experience of these two communities of research: AH and SW.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners in

the fields of web engineering, adaptive hypermedia, semantic web
technologies,

knowledge management, information retrieval, user modeling, and other
related

disciplines which provide enabling technologies for personalization and

adaptation on the World Wide Web.



SUBMISSIONS

Your paper needs to be a ACM DL formatted publication of 8 pages (FULL
PAPERS)

or  4 pages (SHORT PAPERS) on interfacing systems, models, elements,
adaptation

languages from the two communities: AH and SW.

Submit your paper in PDF format, formatted as above, to
a.i.cristea@tue.nl,

syrma@cti.gr, craig.stewart@elec.qmul.ac.uk , mentioning in the subject
of the

email 'APS Workshop Submission'.



The workshop will end with a panel discussion (1,5 hours) of invited
speakers

and presenters, with balanced input from the two communities.

Therefore the form is Papers plus discussion.



ALL ACCEPTED PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY ACM!!

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INTENDED AUDIENCE

There are no restrictions regarding the background of the participants.
Thus,

both researchers and practitioners will be welcome.

This workshop is also linked with activities performed within the
PROLEARN

network of excellence; therefore it is partially aimed at members of
this

network. The problematic of the proposal is however much more general,
therefore

the intended audience goes beyond it.

The workshop is aimed at all researchers and practitioners that work
with or use

adaptive hypermedia systems and are interested in durable, reusable
solutions,

as well as researchers and practitioners that work with or use semantic
web

technology, and are interested in adding to it and defining the
(elements of)

adaptation and personalization. We expect that researchers from AH will
be able

to design more reusable, less ad-hoc systems, that conform to semantic
web

methodology. We expect that semantic web researchers will benefit from
what has

already been studied and tested in AH on adaptivity and personalization,
and

take that into account when extending existing SW languages,
descriptions and

standards. We expect that practitioners in the fields will leave with a
better

understanding of the capability that is to be expected from interfacing
adaptive

solutions, in academic, as well as corporate environments.

Description of activities planned

As has been the case with all previous workshops, at the end of the
workshop,

all participants will be asked to fill-in questionnaires about their
perception

of the workshop. These will be collected, processed and results will be

displayed online. The papers, discussion issues, powerpoint
presentations of the

discussions will also be available online.

All workshop participants will be invited, as is already traditional, to
have

dinner together, for continuing the discussion in a more informal
atmosphere.



TOPICS

   design, methodologies and architectures of adaptable and adaptive Web

   information systems based on Semantic Web

   authoring and creation of adaptive hypermedia for the Semantic Web

   personalized taxonomies or ontologies

   distributed user modelling and adaptation for the Semantic Web

   automated Semantic Web techniques for generation and updating of user
profiles

   semantic web techniques for adaptation

   interfacing and interoperability for authoring of adaptive hypermedia

   interoperability and interfacing adaptive systems: total or partial
(modular)

   interoperability and interfacing corporate and learning environments:
total or

   partial (modular)

   exchanging domain models, user models, pedagogical models, commercial
models,

   adaptation strategies on the Semantic Web

   applying Semantic web solutions in interfacing and interoperability

   adaptive personalized Semantic Web applications

   Semantic Web solutions for corporate systems

   Semantic Web solutions for Learning environments

   Web Services for adaptive systems in the Semantic Web

   machine learning techniques for information extraction and integration
for the Semantic Web



PROGRAM COMMITTEE (invited):

Helen Ashman, Nottingham University, UK

Tim Brailsford, Nottingham University, UK

Valentin Cristea, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Hugh Davis, Southampton University, UK

Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Peter Dolog, L3S, Germany

Ronen Feldman, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University,
Israel.

Franca Garzotto, Milano Politechnica, Italy

Peter Haase, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, Computer Engineering and Infomatics Department,
University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece

Cristina Hava Muntean, Dublin City University, Ireland

Nicola Henze, Hannover University, Germany

Miltiadis Lytras, Computer Engineering and Infomatics Department,
University of

Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece.

Gabi Muntean, Dublin City University, Ireland

Bamshad Mobasher, School of Computer Science, Telecommunication, and
Information

Systems, DePaul University, USA.

Olfa Nasraoui, Dept of Computer Engineering & Computer Science, the
University

of Louisville, USA.

Maria Rigou, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute &
University of Patras, Greece

Lars Schmidt-Thieme, Computer-based New Media, Institute for Computer
Science, University of Freiburg, Germany

Spiros Sirmakessis, Computer Technology Institute and Technological
Educational Institution of Messolongi, Greece

Carlo Strapparava, IRST, Italy

John Tzimas, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute &
University of Patras, Greece

Michalis Vazirgiannis, Department of Informatics, Athens University of
Economics & Business, Greece.

Michalis Xenos, Hellenic Open University, Greece.





WORKSHOP CHAIRS:

       Alexandra Cristea, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL),

       Spiros Sirmakessis, Research Academic Computer Technology
Institute, (Greece)

       Craig Stewart, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
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