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CFP - Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information Access (PMIA 2014) at UMAP

From: Ben Steichen <steichen@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:18:05 -0800
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Call for Papers
The 1st International Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information
Access (PMIA 2014)
held in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation
and Personalization (UMAP), Aalborg, Denmark, July 7-11, 2014.

With the unrelenting rise in global content production and usage,
information systems increasingly need to handle 1) a growing variety of
user differences (including language, culture, situational context), and 2)
ever expanding heterogeneous and multilingual data sources (including
corporate content, user-generated content, multimedia content).

This full-day workshop aims tackle these challenges by bringing together
researchers working on cross-/multilingual information access, multilingual
semantic web, interactive search, information seeking, exploratory search,
personalised search, personalisation for web and hypermedia, and
recommender systems. The aim is to share, discuss, and combine ideas for
novel solutions that support users according to their particular language
abilities, as well as other characteristics (e.g. culture, domain
expertise) and contexts (e.g. intent, topic) that influence what and how
information should be retrieved, composed, and presented. The workshop aims
to both advance the current state of the art in personalised multilingual
information access, as well as to develop a detailed roadmap that
identifies the most pressing current and future research challenges (e.g.
novel information access interfaces, evaluation of complex systems).

Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

• Individual user characteristics that influence information access, e.g.
language proficiency, culture, user intent, topic domain
• Modeling of user profiles, e.g. multilingual data collection, model
creation, model exploitation
• Novel interfaces, e.g. result presentation beyond the ranked list
paradigm, presentations of content in multiple languages on a single
screen, document summarisation
• Adaptive systems for personalised multilingual information access, e.g.
personalised search, recommender systems
• Tools and methods for multilingual and cross lingual search
• Content analysis and processing, e.g. knowledge extraction, duplication
• Content translation and localisation
• Multilingual semantic web, including search and extraction
• External knowledge resources for personalised multilingual information
access (e.g. ontologies)
• Domain modeling (e.g. adaptation to different domains)
• Issues and dangers of personalisation, e.g. over-personalisation (also
known as “the filter bubble”), privacy issues
• Personalisation of multilingual tools
• Evaluation methods and metrics for personalised information access, e.g.
how to evaluate compositions from multiple languages, aggregate search

We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds and aim to promote the
exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas.
In addition, submissions that focus on non-English data, or research with a
clear application in a multilingual scenario are equally welcome. We invite
submissions of more established ideas and methods as long papers (8 pages),
preliminary work as short papers (4 pages), and demo/poster papers (2
pages). For full details on the submission format and procedure, please
refer to the Submission Instructions page at
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~steichen/PMIA2014/submission.html. Papers will be
selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion.
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and published
by CEUR. Extended versions of selected workshop papers may be included in a
special journal issue (TBD). At least one author of each accepted paper
must attend the workshop.

Important dates
Apr 01, 2014: Submission Deadline
May 01, 2014: Notification to Authors
May 15, 2014: Camera-ready Due
Jul 07 or 11, 2014: Workshop day

Organizing Committee
Ben Steichen (University of British Columbia, Canada) - steichen@cs.ubc.ca
Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy) - agosti@dei.unipd.it
S้amus Lawless (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) -
Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) - vincent.wade@scss.tcd.ie

For further questions please contact a member of the organising committee.

Dr. Ben Steichen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC
V6T14Z, Canada
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 19:18:34 UTC

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