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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: AH2008 Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems

First Call for Papers AH2008

5th International Conference on
Adaptive Hypermedia and
Adaptive Web-Based Systems

July 28 - August 1, 2008
Hannover, Germany

Submission deadline: 14 Jan 2008 (full papers)


The 2008 International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive 
Web-Based Systems (AH2008) will take place in Hannover, Germany, 
hosted by the L3S Research Center, following the successful previous 
conferences in Dublin, Ireland (2006), Eindhoven, the Netherlands 
(2004), Malaga, Spain (2002), Trento (2000).

The 2008 conference is momentous, as it represents the marriage of 
the Adaptive Hypermedia and User Modeling communities, both of which 
are major sponsors.

We invite submissions in the fields of Adaptive Hypermedia systems 
and techniques, Web personalization, adaptive information filtering 
and retrieval, intelligent tutoring systems, semantic Web, 
applications of adaptive hypermedia and empirical studies of AH and 
Web systems.

Topics of Interest

AH2008 scope includes all forms of Web and Hypermedia personalization 
from personalized search and browsing to recommender systems to 
personalized E-Learning. Topics include, but not limited 


     * User profiling and modeling in adaptive hypermedia
     * Acquisition, updating and management of user models
     * Group modeling and community-based profiling
     * Recommender systems and recommendation strategies
     * Data mining for personalization
     * Personalization, meta-data and standards (XML, the Semantic Web 
     * Intelligent agents for personalization and adaptivity
     * Composition and management of adaptive Web services and hypermedia
     * Adaptation systems and techniques

Application Domains

     * Adaptive information filtering and personalized information retrieval
     * Personalized e-Learning and adaptive educational systems
     * Personalization to support collaboration
     * User interfaces for all
     * Personalization for digital TV
     * Personalizing the mobile computing (PDAs, mobile phones and other handheld devices)
     * Personalized Web sites and e-commerce and eGovernment services
     * Personalization in digital libraries; personalized tourist and cultural heritage
     * Personalization in healthcare and public health information
     * Cross-platform adaptivity and personalization in ubiquitous systems
     * Adaptivity and personalization on the 3D Web
     * Adaptive hypermedia in ubiquitous computing environments and Smart Spaces
     * Adaptive multimedia content authoring and delivery


     * Privacy, trust and security in adaptive systems
     * Architectures for scalable adaptive systems
     * Evaluation methodologies, deployment experiences & user studies
     * Empirical studies of adaptive hypermedia and Web systems
     * Management, usability and scrutability of adaptive systems
     * Management of large hyperspaces

Submission categories

* Full papers

Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work 
and can be up to 10 pages in length. Papers should properly place the 
work within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the 
innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. We 
will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under 
review for or has already been published or accepted for publication 
in a journal or another conference.

* Short papers

Submissions should be original and unpublished highly promising 
research, where the merit will be assessed on the basis of 
originality and importance over maturity and technical validation. 
These should be 4 pages and will have poster presentation.

* Doctoral Consortium

Submissions, up to 6 pages in length, should be original and 
unpublished descriptions of the PhD student's topic, proposed 
contributions and results achieved. Presentation will be 20 mins 
presentation, 10 mins question time.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from an 
International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published by 
Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 

* Demonstrations

Submissions should be original and unpublished description of a 
demonstrable system. These should be 4 pages and will presented in a 
demonstration session.

* Tutorial proposals

Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, scope 
and importance of the area of the tutorial and presenter background.

* Workshop proposals

Submissions, up to 4 pages in length, should outline the area, goals 
and scope of the workshop, proposed Programme Committee.


There are two James Chen Best Student Paper awards

Important Dates

14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for full papers
01 Feb 2008 : Deadline for short papers
01 Feb 2008 : Deadline for demonstrations
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for tutorial proposals
14 Jan 2008 : Deadline for workshop proposals
14 Feb 2008 : Deadline for Doctoral Consortium papers

14 Mar 2008 : Author Notification
14 Apr 2008 : Deadline for camera ready papers

28 Jul - 29 Jul 2008 : Workshops
30 Jul - 01 Aug 2008 : Main Technical Programme


General Chair

     * Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Programme Co-chairs

     * Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
     * Pearl Pu, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Local Chair

     * Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany