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Re: A "one size fits all" personalized web page?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 11:13:41 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200001191913.LAA27531@netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, love26@gorge.net
Cc: phoenixl@netcom.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Charles

Here's an announcement on adaptive web-based systems.  It might
be helpful for you to get a better understanding on why web
pages being generated dynamically can benefit users by having
a wide range of ability to adapt to users instead of the limited
variations offered by stylesheet technology.

Scott

PS  Or if you are extremely confident in your analyses, you might
send the organizers of the conference a note explaining
that they need not expend the effort for this type of conference
since adaptive web-based technology needs only style sheets.  (smile)

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                  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

                             ON

      ADAPTIVE HYPERMEDIA AND ADAPTIVE WEB-BASED  SYSTEMS

                          (AH2000)



                        28-30 August 2000

                      ITC/IRST Trento, Italy

               Sponsored by the European Commission:

            "High Level Scientific Conference Program"

                      Cooperating Societies:

      Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA)

  ACM - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

                       http://AH2000.itc.it

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.

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

* EC GRANTS *

The   European Commission   sponsors   the   conference  ("High  Level

Scientific Conference" Program) and through IRST offers particicpation

grants for  various kind of  attendees.  See the conference  web  site

(http://AH2000.itc.it) for more detail.

INVITED SPEAKERS

- Elisabeth Andre (DFKI, Germany)

- Alfred Kobsa (GMD, Germany)

- Fiorella DeRosis (University of Bary, Italy)

- Michael Pazzani (University of California, Irvine, USA)

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 (InsightMarket.com, 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)

PROCEEDINGS AND SUBMISSIONS

Conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Verlag

LNCS series.

See the conference  web  site (http://AH2000.itc.it) for details

about submissions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of contributions: 15 March 2000

Submission of grant application: 30 March 2000

Notification of grant assignment: 25 April 2000

Notification of paper acceptance: 25 April 2000

Submission of final contributions: 25 May 2000
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2000 14:13:43 GMT

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